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AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Australia’s, John Fahey, has announced the introduction of a “steroid passport” by the end of the year ... the latest weapon aimed at drug cheats.

Lance Armstrong of the USA on his way to the Bronze medal, in the final of the Men's Individual Time Trial at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, held at Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is still waiting for the return of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong's bronze medal from the 2000 Games in Sydney, eight months after asking for it back.

2020 Buzz via Social Media

9 September 2013
Residents of Olympic bid city Tokyo celebrate after the announcement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games host city at Komazawa Olympic Park on September 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Madrid was the first city to be eliminated, followed by Istanbul. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in the final ballot.

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.

Farzad Tarash of Australia in action against Didier Pais of France in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg 1/8 final match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

WRESTLING: The Australian wrestling community is celebrating its return to the Olympic program for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

The Wrestling delegation celebrate as their sport is voted to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during the 125th IOC Session on September 8, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Baseball/Softball (front row) and Squash delegates (2nd row) show their disappointment.

WRESTLING: The introduction of more women’s events paved the way for wrestling to be reinstated onto the Olympic program for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

FILA President Nenad Lalovic shows the Wrestling World Plan at a press conference after the 'new' wrestling is voted to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games ahead of baseball/softball and squash, during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 'new' wrestling has won the vote at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires to be included on the programme for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

Squash, softball/baseball (combined) and wrestling are all vying for a spot on the 2020 Olympic program. Only one sport will triumph when the IOC members cast their votes at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September, 2013.

Re-cap of how the presentations and key elements of each sport evolved ahead of the final vote for 2020/2024 Olympic inclusion.

IOC President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013.

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”.

All eyes on Buenos Aires for 2020

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