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Olympic flame and Australian flag in Sochi Olympic Park.

RIO 2016: The IOC is to relax regulations barring athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympic Games.

Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands leads the field along Copacabana Beach during the 2008 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

IOC vice-president, Australian John Coates, says preparations for the Rio Olympics are on track.

Vice President of the IOC John Coates shakes hands with President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee Yoshiro Mori during a press conference in Tokyo on February 5, 2015. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers held the third project review.

TOKYO: The race is on to see what new sports will be competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with the IOC unveiling a timetable for the Japanese hosts.

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.