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A labratory technician works at the Doping Control Laboratory of the Biochemical Institute at the University for Sports on August 19, 2008 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

DOPING: Any athletes who thought they got away with doping at the Beijing Olympics shouldn't rest easy. The drug police are coming back.

Marjorie Jackson Nelson during at medal ceremony at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President Mr John Coates is delighted to announce that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has bestowed the Olympic Order upon Marjorie Jackson Nelson.

The IOC ratified a new rule to keep convicted doping cheats out of future Olympic Games.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

The International Olympic Committee set up a clash of continents for the right to host the 2016 Games today, with Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid advancing to the next round of the selection process.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

On 4 June 2008, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board will select the Candidate Cities for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad to be held in 2016.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

Singapore will host the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today. It won the right to stage the games in a straight contest up against Moscow. It will be the first time that the Asian city-state has hosted a multi-disciplinary sporting event of such a magnitude.

Matthew Mitcham winning platform gold at the 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled the names of the cities from which a final winner to host the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010 will be voted on by the IOC membership.Moscow and Singapore were chosen through a postal vote by the Executive Board last week, and will now be submitted

A year from now the Summer Olympic Games will begin in Beijing. Athletes from over 200 nations will participate in an opening ceremony for Games that have come to symbolize China opening up to the world. Many observers will be as interested in judging China's overall performance in 2008 as they will be in the results of athletic competition.

Chairman of the IOC Marketing Commission Gerhard Heiberg has received a resounding vote of confidence from the IOC members with his re-election to the Executive Board.Heiberg polled more than 50% of the votes against a star-studded field including Juan Antonio Samaranch (junior), Mustapha Larfaoui and Anita Defrantz.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

The International Olympic Committee wants more women members. The IOC President Jacques Rogge is not satisfied and would like a gender balance amongst the members.“I am doing my best but have a way to go to get more women on board," he said.