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Nelson Mandela of South Africa pays a visit to the Athletes Village prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney Australia.

The Olympic Movement has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with IOC President Thomas Bach describing him as a “hero of humanity”.

Pope Francis being presented with the Olympic Order in gold from IOC President Thomas Bach at the Vatican. The Pope talked of sports' ability to build bridges with members of the Olympic Family in Rome. 23 November 2013.

A Pope known for his love of sport welcomed the IOC President and other Olympic leaders from Europe to the Vatican. Following is a transcript of the address Pope Francis delivered Saturday in which he warns that sport must not lose sight of human values.

Tokyo's IOC Orientation

18 November 2013
A computer generated projection of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium.

TOKYO 2020: Two months after Tokyo winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, reality is beginning to set in for the Japanese capital.

Adam Malysz of Poland takes 2nd place during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Vierschanzentournee (Four Hills Tournament) on January 3, 2011 in Innsbruck, Austria.

IOC/ WINTER: There has been a significant increase in the number of cities bidding to host the Olympic Winter Games – with twice as many joining the contest for 2022 compared to four years earlier.

IRB Head of Rugby World Cup Kit McConnell speaks to the media during the Rugby World Cup 2015 press conference at Canary Wharf on September 18, 2013 in London, England.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today appointed Kit McConnell as its new Sports Director.

The entrance to the doping control area at the finish of stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, on July 6, 2013 in Castres, France.

DOPING: Drawing hard lessons from the Lance Armstrong scandal, global anti-doping authorities are set to move into a new era with tougher sanctions, smarter testing and a different leader.

Attendees at the Olympic Summit at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland on 3 November 2013.

IOC: Responding to an invitation from IOC President Thomas Bach, the senior representatives of the Olympic Movement’s key stakeholders met at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne for the 2nd Olympic Movement Coordination Meeting.

AOC President John Coates and the Japanese Ambassador , Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto in Sydney on 17 October, 2013.

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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

Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates has been appointed chairman of the coordination commission for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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.