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”.
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.
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Did you know?
Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.
Did you know?
Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.