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Prince Frederick up for election

Prince Frederick up for election

4 October 2009

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederick will be one of six candidates up for election to the IOC in Copenhagen on Friday.

Give athletes a better deal

Give athletes a better deal

3 October 2009

The Olympic Congress opened in Copenhagen today with calls to provide better health and welfare for athletes particularly after their sporting careers end.

Cities launch final presentations

Cities launch final presentations

2 October 2009

After three for the four bid cities have presented: The Obamas produced an inspired double act on peace and lighting up lives for Chicago, Tokyo promised a green Games that would be the example for the world's major cities, and Rio assured the IOC of a safe and financially secure Games that would inspire the whole continent.

Chicago first casualty in 2016 vote

Chicago first casualty in 2016 vote

2 October 2009

In a major shock the raging hot favourite Chicago has failed to get past the first round of voting to pick the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games.

South America to host Olympics - the first time in history

South America to host Olympics - the first time in history

2 October 2009

Rio de Janeiro will be the first South American city to host the Olympics after winning an historic vote to stage the 2016 Games at the IOC session in Copenhagen.

Obama double act for final presentation

Obama double act for final presentation

1 October 2009

The first lady, Michelle Obama, will be a key speaker for Chicago 2016 at the final, and vital, presentation to the IOC members in Copenhagen on Friday morning (445pm AEST).

Tough decisions for the IOC this week

Tough decisions for the IOC this week

26 September 2009

One of the tightest and most hard-fought battles to win the right to host an Olympic Games will come to its eagerly-anticipated climax in Copenhagen this week

Rogge: 2016 race will hinge on 'couple of votes'

Rogge: 2016 race will hinge on 'couple of votes'

11 September 2009

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge expects the race for the 2016 Olympics to be decided by "a couple of votes"

Rio, Chicago gain edge in IOC's 2016 evaluation

Rio, Chicago gain edge in IOC's 2016 evaluation

3 September 2009

Rio Janeiro and Chicago's chances of hosting the 2016 Olympic Games have received a boost after they appeared to edge ahead in the technical evaluation of the four candidates.

2016 candidate cities brief IOC members

2016 candidate cities brief IOC members

18 June 2009

The four candidate cities bidding to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 - Chicago (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Madrid (Spain) all presented to IOC Members

Aussies march into Port Moresby

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.