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(L-R) Minister for Sport Senator The Hon Mark Arbib, Jason Glanville (NCIE), Olympian Kyle Vander-Kuyp, Olympian Samantha Riley and AOC President John Coates at the presentation of the 'Sport and Social Responsibility'.

Every year since 1985, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a trophy with a different theme, reflecting current trends. The 2011 trophy is for "Sport and Social Responsibility" and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) nominated the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) to receive this prestigious award.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Thursday that the rule banning athletes suspended for doping for six months or more from competing at the Olympics was "invalid and unenforceable".

Doping centre in China

Anti-doping officials say scientists have endorsed a new test for human growth hormone that can detect use of the drug going back as far as 21 days and could be implemented in time for next year's London Olympics.

IOC President Jacques Rogge (2L) and Rio de Janeiro bid leader Carlos Nuzman were all smiles when Rio won the vote to stage the 2016 Olympic Games on October 2, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Six cities have officially lodged bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games - Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo, according to the International Olympic Committee on Friday.

New Zealand's Barbara Kendall celebrates her bronze medal in the final race of the Womens Mistral boardsailing at Sydney Harbour in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Sunday. The medal is Kendall's third in the last three Olympics.

Champion New Zealand sailboarder, Barbara Kendall, has become a member of the International Olympic Committee.

School children are joined by (from left to right) Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, former gymnast Nadia Comaneci, Lord Sebastian Coe, former track and field athlete Carl Lewis, Swimmer Rebecca Adlington and Sports Minister Hugh Robertson as they attend a photocall to officially launch the sale of tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games on March 15, 2011 in London.

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, has dismissed suggestions London is being “greedy” and charging too much for the best tickets to next year’s Olympic Games.

Women in Sport Awards Ceremony

Nine sports including soccer, cycling and rugby have been named and shamed for not including women on their executive boards.

Young athletes enjoing snowfall during 'Stars, the Winter Games and You!' supporting the Munich 2018 Bid for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at Allianz Arena on June 11, 2011 in Munich, Germany.

Munich has delivered its final presentation in Durban, South Africa, to members of the International Olympic Committee who will vote later tonight (AEST) to choose the host for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The Moses Mabhida Stadium which was built to host matches in the FIFA 2010 World Cup next to the Kings Park Stadium on the January 14, 2010 in Durban, South Africa.

It appears the South African city of Durban is not out of the running to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games after all.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an extension to its current Worldwide TOP Partnership with GE through to 2020.