IOC/ WINTER: There has been a significant increase in the number of cities bidding to host the Olympic Winter Games – with twice as many joining the contest for 2022 compared to four years earlier.
DOPING: Drawing hard lessons from the Lance Armstrong scandal, global anti-doping authorities are set to move into a new era with tougher sanctions, smarter testing and a different leader.
IOC: Responding to an invitation from IOC President Thomas Bach, the senior representatives of the Olympic Movement’s key stakeholders met at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne for the 2nd Olympic Movement Coordination Meeting.
AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
AOC: John Coates has officially been elected as a Vice President of the IOC and becomes only the second Australian to hold such a position.
IOC: Germany’s Thomas Bach, a gold medallist in fencing, has been elected 9th President of the IOC telling his colleagues “my door, my ears and my heart are always open to you”.