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How to follow the IOC Session - the big election for the weekend!

How to follow the IOC Session - the big election for the weekend!

6 September 2013

It is a massive few days for the Olympic Movement. Find out how and when to follow the big announcements.

Young athletes woo voters in 2020 contest

Young athletes woo voters in 2020 contest

6 September 2013

2020: Istanbul has played the ‘youth card’ in their quest to win the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Three sports aiming for 2020 inclusion

Three sports aiming for 2020 inclusion

5 September 2013

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.

Tokyo bid officials declare “no worries “over Fukushima

Tokyo bid officials declare “no worries “over Fukushima

5 September 2013

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.

Rogge bows out satisfied his work is done

Rogge bows out satisfied his work is done

5 September 2013

IOC: Retiring IOC President Jacques Rogge has cited the progress made in the fight against doping as one of the highlights of his 12 years in the job.

Who will host the 2020 Olympics? The other big election

Who will host the 2020 Olympics? The other big election

4 September 2013

2020: While Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott prepare for their political battle in Australia the other big election is happening this weekend in Argentina at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IOC launches Nanjing 2014 Medal Design Competition

IOC launches Nanjing 2014 Medal Design Competition

4 September 2013

NANJING 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched a competition offering fans and young designers the opportunity to make Olympic history by designing the medal for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 working to deliver lasting legacy

Rio 2016 working to deliver lasting legacy

3 September 2013

IOC: Wrapping-up its fifth visit to Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission, underlined the strong progress being made to deliver a lasting legacy from the 2016 Games.

Chad Le Clos named YOG Ambassador

Chad Le Clos named YOG Ambassador

30 August 2013

NANJING 2014: With less than one year to go to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Olympic swimming champion Chad Le Clos will be an official YOG Ambassador.

Tomkins sworn in as IOC member

Tomkins sworn in as IOC member

4 July 2013

Australian rowing great, James Tomkins, has been sworn in as a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission bringing Australia's representation on the IOC to three members.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.