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IOC Vice-President and Tokyo 2020 coordination commission Chairman John Coates in Tokyo on 4 April 2014 for the first round of meetings with the local organising committee.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee's co-ordination commission, led by Australia's John Coates, has concluded its first talks with organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Keynote speech by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

OLYMPIC: The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee and IOC Vice President, John Coates, will head-up two key Commissions on the IOC.

The Maria Lenak Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro in October 2013. This venue will host Water Polo and Diving for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

RIO 2016: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today wrapped up its sixth visit to the Brazilian host city (19-21 March) with a clear message to the organisers that every second counts.

A general view of the Mountains ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor athletes village on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China) have all submitted bid files to the IOC for 2022.

IOC President Thomas Bach with YOG Ambassadors Yuna Kim, the South Korean figure skater, and Chad le Clos, the South African swimming sensation and athletes Adam Lamhamedi of Morocco, Australian Greta Small and Katie Summerhayes from Great Britain.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: During the final hours of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, IOC President Thomas Bach already had one eye on the next event on the Olympic horizon: the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

IOC/ YOG: Maybe it’s about flexibility. Maybe it’s about youth. Whatever the logic, the International Olympic Committee has added more wheels to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games program.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

DOPING: The IOC is putting up $US20 million ($A22.5 million) to fight doping and match-fixing - considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the Games.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially received the keys to the IOC from Honorary President Jacques Rogge during a handover ceremony in the newly renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on 10 December, 2013.

IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially received the keys to the IOC from Honorary President Jacques Rogge today during a handover ceremony in the newly renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne.