Six cities have officially lodged bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games - Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo, according to the International Olympic Committee on Friday.
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, has dismissed suggestions London is being “greedy” and charging too much for the best tickets to next year’s Olympic Games.
Munich has delivered its final presentation in Durban, South Africa, to members of the International Olympic Committee who will vote later tonight (AEST) to choose the host for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
One of Queensland’s finest sportswomen, Daphne Pirie, has been honoured by the International Olympic Committee ( after a stellar career in track and field, hockey and golf and as a sporting administrator.
IOC officials left Rio de Janeiro impressed by preparations for the 2016 Olympics, saying the city had made great strides on infrastructure projects for the games and beyond.