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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”.

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).

Crow rows into history books

1 September 2013
Kim Crow of Australia poses with her gold medal after the Women's Single Sculls final during day eight of the 2013 World Rowing Championships on September 1, 2013 in Chungju, South Korea.

ROWING: Fifteen months after scoffing at the thought of racing a single scull, rowing pin-up girl Kim Crow has created history by capturing a world title in the boat.

Deputy Chief Commisioner, Kitty Chiller talks at the Australian Olympic Committee Garden Party on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Sydney Olympian, Kitty Chiller, has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio Games in 2016.... the first woman to be awarded the honour.

Mika Vukona of New Zealand shoots a free throw during the Men's FIBA Oceania Championship match between the New Zealand Tall Blacks and the Australian Boomers at North Shore Events Centre on August 14, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.

BASKETBALL: Australia's men's and women's basketball teams have continued their Oceania Championships campaigns undefeated.

Nanjing 2014 One Year To Go

YOG: Olympic silver medallist and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, Jessica Fox, is calling on aspiring young Australian athletes to ‘dream big’ to mark the one year to go milestone to the start of the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

Julian Wruck of Australia competes in the Men's Discus qualification during Day Three of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 on August 12, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: National discus champion Julian Wruck (Qld) has advanced to the final and 400m hurdlers Tristan Thomas (Tas) and Lauren Boden (ACT) progressed to semi-finals in Moscow.

Patrick Mills #5 passes the ball against the United States during the Men's Basketball quaterfinal game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: He's more famous for waving towels than the Australian flag.

Swim Team on the rise

5 August 2013
Cate Campbell (L) of Australia celebrates with Bronte Campbell of Australia after the Swimming Women's Freestyle 50m Semifinal heat 2 on day fifteen of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on August 3, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team has wrapped up the 2013 FINA World Championships with three silver medals on the final night of competition, for a total of 13 medals overall including individual gold to Cate Campbell, James Magnussen and Christian Sprenger.

Christian Sprenger of Australia celebrates winning the Swimming Men's 100m Breaststroke Final at the FINA World Championships on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Christian Sprenger has become Australia’s first gold medallist at the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships in Spain, while Alicia Coutts has won two silver medals on night two of competition