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

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.

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).

Ken Wallace storms home to silver in the men's K1 1000m event at the 2013 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany.

CANOE/ KAYAK - SPRINT: Currumbin Creek kayaker Ken Wallace has gone one better than his silver medal performance in the K1 1000 final on Saturday (see below) by winning gold in the gruelling K1 5000 final today.

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.

(L-R) Silver medallist Sally Pearson of Australia, gold medallist Brianna Rollins of the United States and bronze medallist Tiffany Porter of Great Britain pose after the Women's 100 metres hurdles final of the IAAF World Athletics Championships on August 17, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Sally Pearson has backed up her Olympic title with a remarkable silver medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

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.

Dane Bird-Smith of Australia competes in the Men's 20km Race Walk final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The Queenslander placed 11th.

ATHLETICS: Up and coming walking wunderkind Dane Bird-Smith (Qld) has finished a remarkable 11th in the men’s 20km race walk on debut at the IAAF World Championships.