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IOC launches medal design competition for Lillehammer 2016

A doping test is undertaken in laboratory.

The IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples in a bid to catch any drug cheats.

Toyota executives and IOC President Thomas Bach at the signing of the historic Olympic sponsorship deal on Friday 13 March 2015.

IOC: Toyota Motor Corp. has signed on as a worldwide Olympic sponsor in a long-term deal reportedly worth more than $US800 million ($A1.04 billion).

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Demolition work has got underway at the National Stadium in Tokyo with construction of a new state-of-the-art arena for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics due to begin in October.

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.

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