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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.

The Wrestling delegation celebrate as their sport is voted to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during the 125th IOC Session on September 8, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Baseball/Softball (front row) and Squash delegates (2nd row) show their disappointment.

WRESTLING: The introduction of more women’s events paved the way for wrestling to be reinstated onto the Olympic program for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

FILA President Nenad Lalovic shows the Wrestling World Plan at a press conference after the 'new' wrestling is voted to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games ahead of baseball/softball and squash, during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 'new' wrestling has won the vote at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires to be included on the programme for the 2020 and 2024 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.

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.