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Squash, softball/baseball (combined) and wrestling are all vying for a spot on the 2020 Olympic program. Only one sport will triumph when the IOC members cast their votes at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September, 2013.

Re-cap of how the presentations and key elements of each sport evolved ahead of the final vote for 2020/2024 Olympic inclusion.

IOC President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013.

2020: AOC President John Coates has congratulated Tokyo on winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics saying “the IOC has put the Games back in safe hands”.

All eyes on Buenos Aires for 2020

It is a massive few days for the Olympic Movement. Find out how and when to follow the big announcements.

Hasan Arat, Chairman of Istanbul 2020 Bid Committee talks to the media with young athletes during a press conference ahead of the 125th IOC Session at Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Centre on September 5, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2020: Istanbul has played the ‘youth card’ in their quest to win the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Squash, softball/baseball (combined) and wrestling are all vying for a spot on the 2020 Olympic program. Only one sport will triumph when the IOC members cast their votes at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September, 2013.

2020: Like all the elections at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires this week, the race to be the new sport on the Olympic program at the 2020 Games is close, with IOC delegates having to choose between wrestling, squash or baseball/softball combined.

A Tokyo 2020 Press Conference to ease concerns about the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Buenos Aires on 4 September, 2013.

2020: Japanese officials are in damage control as doubts over radiation levels caused by the Fukushima Nuclear Plant threaten to derail Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

IOC president Jacques Rogge speaks to the press during a IOC press conference at the 125th IOC Session at the Hilton Hotel on September 4, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IOC: Retiring IOC President Jacques Rogge has cited the progress made in the fight against doping as one of the highlights of his 12 years in the job.

Signs of Istanbul 2020, Tokyo 2020 and Madrid 2020 are pictured during the IOC 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing on July 3, 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

2020: While Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott prepare for their political battle in Australia the other big election is happening this weekend in Argentina at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC is offering fans and young designers the opportunity to make Olympic history by designing the medal for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Submit entries via the website http://www.medaldesigncompetition.com/ until 30 November 2013.

NANJING 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched a competition offering fans and young designers the opportunity to make Olympic history by designing the medal for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

An aerial picture of the site of the athletes village in Barra as preparations continue ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games on June 6, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

IOC: Wrapping-up its fifth visit to Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission, underlined the strong progress being made to deliver a lasting legacy from the 2016 Games.