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”.
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.
AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.
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: 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: 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.
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.
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.
Australian Medallists of the Rio Games
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Did you know?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).