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Laurie Lawrence speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee team farewell and flag bearer announcement ahead of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games at The Menzies Hotel on August 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

EDUCATION: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with UNESCO and several other international organisations, has cooperated on new Guidelines, urging governments and educational planners to invest in the quantity and quality of physical education that they offer.

IOC President Thomas Bach

IOC President Thomas Bach has made a strong statement against discrimination.

IOC President Thomas Bach wrote a letter on New Years Day about 'the work that now must begin' after Agenda 20/20. He begins......It was Mahatma Gandhi who famously said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

CONI President Giovanni Malago', Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and State Secretary to Prime Minister Graziano DelRio announce Rome's candidacy to host the 2024 Olympic Games during Italian Olympic Commitee meeting on December 15, 2014 in Rome, Italy.

2024: Rome will spearhead an Italian bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday vowing a strong campaign to win the event.

From Agenda 2020 to 2024

10 December 2014
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends the Men's Luge Singles on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

AGENDA 2020: With the inclusion of new sports and a changed bidding process, speculation mounts as to which city will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

IOC members embrace change

9 December 2014
IOC members vote on reform measures at the Agenda 2020 session in Monaco on 8 December 2014.

AGENDA 2020: Each of the 40 recommendations for reform, including an overhaul of the Olympic bidding process driven by John Coates, has been approved at the IOC Session.

James Magnussen of Australia smiles into a TV camera after competing in the Men's 100m Freestyle semi final 1 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

AGENDA2020: The International Olympic Committee has plunged into the television business in a big way... investing $750m on a new Olympic channel to be seen throughout the world, 365 days a year.

IOC President Thomas Bach

AGENDA 2020: The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has unveiled his vision for the future telling IOC members now is the time to change.

TV camera catches the Luge action.

The new Olympic television channel is the International Olympic Committee's new baby and it needs to crawl before it can walk.

Rings representing both the Olympics and the Industrial Revolution are lit and lifted during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.

Members of the IOC are gathering in Monaco to vote on a bold new plan for the future called Olympic Agenda 2020.