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IOC Vice-President and Tokyo 2020 coordination commission Chairman John Coates in Tokyo on 4 April 2014 for the first round of meetings with the local organising committee.

Three venue changes have been approved for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 01: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (C), Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes (R) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) gather while inaugurating the new Rio 450 tunnel, on the 450th anniversary of the founding of Rio de Janeiro, on March 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The tunnel is part of an urbanization project ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Rio marks its 450th anniversary today and is celebrating the event with a yearlong series of events including concerts, exhibitions, historical tours, soccer matches, fireworks displays and other activities. The ''Marvelous City'' was founded in 1565 by the Portuguese and was the seat of power of the Portuguese Empire in the 19th century before serving as the capital of the Brazilian Republic until 1960. The city is Brazil's most popular tourist destination and will host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to be held in South America, next year. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The IOC has wrapped up a busy week of meetings in Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 28: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany speaks to the media during a press conference after the IOC Executive Board Meeting at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel on February 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The IOC Executive Board has adopted an Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020.

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.

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