AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.
AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.
2020: The eyes of the world were on Buenos Aires where the IOC met to vote on the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games. The host city's presentations were as electric as the stormy skies above the IOC Session, the roar of the Japanese when Jacques Rogge said "the winner is Tokyo" was thunderous, but the loudest buzz came on social media. See how the voting unfolded- powered by @AUSOlympicTeam.
2020: AOC President John Coates has congratulated Tokyo on winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics saying “the IOC has put the Games back in safe hands”.
2020: The Olympic Games in 2020 are returning to Tokyo over half a century after they last hosted the Games in 1964.
2020: Madrid has been eliminated in first-round voting to pick a host for the 2020 Olympic Games, leaving the IOC to choose between Tokyo and Istanbul.
2020: All three cities have now presented. The voting will commence at 445am (AEST) with the winner expected to be known at 615am. Read about the three presentations below. Follow the Twitter updates @AUSOlympicTeam
2020: AOC President John Coates has declared the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games “as close as I can ever recall”.
2020: Like all the elections at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires this week, the race to be the new sport on the Olympic program at the 2020 Games is close, with IOC delegates having to choose between wrestling, squash or baseball/softball combined.
2020: Japanese officials are in damage control as doubts over radiation levels caused by the Fukushima Nuclear Plant threaten to derail Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.