IOC News

Lance Armstrong of the USA on his way to the Bronze medal, in the final of the Men's Individual Time Trial at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, held at Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia.

CYCLING: Lance Armstrong says he has returned the bronze medal he won in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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

AOC: John Coates has officially been elected as a Vice President of the IOC and becomes only the second Australian to hold such a position.

Thomas Bach reacts as he is announced as the ninth IOC President during the 125th IOC Session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IOC: Germany’s Thomas Bach, a gold medallist in fencing, has been elected 9th President of the IOC telling his colleagues “my door, my ears and my heart are always open to you”.

President of the IOC Jacques Rogge presents the Olympic Order to Kevan Gosper during the 125th IOC Session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.

The International Olympic Committee members gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 125th IOC Session where the 2020 Olympic Games were awarded to Tokyo.

IOC: After awarding the 2020 Games to Tokyo and breathing new life into the ancient sport of wrestling, the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee has one challenge left... finding a replacement for President Jacques Rogge.

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

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.

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.

The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Australia’s, John Fahey, has announced the introduction of a “steroid passport” by the end of the year ... the latest weapon aimed at drug cheats.

Lance Armstrong of the USA on his way to the Bronze medal, in the final of the Men's Individual Time Trial at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, held at Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is still waiting for the return of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong's bronze medal from the 2000 Games in Sydney, eight months after asking for it back.

2020 Buzz via Social Media

9 September 2013
Residents of Olympic bid city Tokyo celebrate after the announcement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games host city at Komazawa Olympic Park on September 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Madrid was the first city to be eliminated, followed by Istanbul. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in the final ballot.

2020: The eyes of the world were on Buenos Aires where the IOC met to vote on the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games. The host city's presentations were as electric as the stormy skies above the IOC Session, the roar of the Japanese when Jacques Rogge said "the winner is Tokyo" was thunderous, but the loudest buzz came on social media. See how the voting unfolded- powered by @AUSOlympicTeam.

Farzad Tarash of Australia in action against Didier Pais of France in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg 1/8 final match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

WRESTLING: The Australian wrestling community is celebrating its return to the Olympic program for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.