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Election of a new President- the next big IOC contest

Election of a new President- the next big IOC contest

10 September 2013

IOC: After awarding the 2020 Games to Tokyo and breathing new life into the ancient sport of wrestling, the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee has one challenge left... finding a replacement for President Jacques Rogge.

Coates to be elected IOC Vice President unopposed

Coates to be elected IOC Vice President unopposed

10 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.

WADA to introduce new

WADA to introduce new "Steroid Passport"

10 September 2013

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.

IOC awaits return of Armstrong's medal

IOC awaits return of Armstrong's medal

10 September 2013

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

2020 Buzz via Social Media

9 September 2013

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.

Australian wrestling celebrates

Australian wrestling celebrates

9 September 2013

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

Gender equality won the day for wrestling

Gender equality won the day for wrestling

9 September 2013

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.

'New' wrestling re-instated for 2020 Olympic Games

'New' wrestling re-instated for 2020 Olympic Games

9 September 2013

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.

Crucial sport vote at IOC Session

Crucial sport vote at IOC Session

8 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.

Australian reaction to Tokyo 2020 win

Australian reaction to Tokyo 2020 win

8 September 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”.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.