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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.

Ken Wallace of Australia in action during a Mens K1 Class race during day one of the London Canoe Sprint Invitational at Eton Dorney on September 1, 2011 in Windsor, England.

CANOE/ KAYAK - SPRINT: Four Australian crews qualified for finals on the second day of the World Sprint Canoe Championships in Germany, headed by Beijing gold medallist Ken Wallace.

Fox goes 1 and 2

26 August 2013
Jessica Fox wins the C1 at the World Cup 2 in Ausburg, Germany.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Olympic silver medallist Jessica Fox has taken her blistering form to Bratislava. The slalom specialist produced the goods in Slovakia to take out the C1 overall World Cup crown and finish second in the K1 standings.

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.

Jess Fox creates history at the ICF World Cup in Tacen on August 17-18, 2013. Fox became the first woman to win both the C1 and K1 titles at the same World Cup event.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Nineteen-year-old Jessica Fox has won K1 gold on a controversial final day of racing at the fourth ICF World Cup in Tacen, Slovenia.

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.

Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan after crossing the 470 Worlds finish line to win the title in France on 10 August 2013.

SAILING: Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have kept their winning run alive with their biggest victory yet, claiming the 2013 470 World Championship in France.

Kenneth To of Australia competes during the Swimming Men's 200m Medley preliminaries heat three on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Last year’s FINA World Cup champion Kenneth To has started his 2013 campaign in fine form picking up gold and an Australian record at the Eindhoven World Cup in the Netherlands overnight.