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Harry Gordon with his From Athens With Pride book, published in 2014 to mark 120 years of Australia's involvement in the Olympic Movement.

AOC: A distinguished career that spanned 70 years has ended with the passing of journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author and Olympic historian, Harry Gordon.

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Ze Zhang of China during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. NOTE: Image was created using multiple exposure in camera.

TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt slipped up in the second set, but recovered in vintage style as he became the 10th local to bustle into the second round of the Australian Open.

Jack Bobridge celebrates winning stage one of the 2015 Tour Down Under.

CYCLING: Jack Bobridge's stunning stage win at the Tour Down Under means the Australian cycling star has big decisions to make.

Natalie Ward at the Beijing 2008 Olympics and Rodney van Buizen at the Athens Olympic Games on Australia's road to the gold medal match.

TOKYO: Softball and baseball are the big winners from the 40 reforms announced by the International Olympic Committee in Monaco.

IOC members embrace change

9 December 2014
IOC members vote on reform measures at the Agenda 2020 session in Monaco on 8 December 2014.

AGENDA 2020: Each of the 40 recommendations for reform, including an overhaul of the Olympic bidding process driven by John Coates, has been approved at the IOC Session.

James Magnussen of Australia smiles into a TV camera after competing in the Men's 100m Freestyle semi final 1 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

AGENDA2020: The International Olympic Committee has plunged into the television business in a big way... investing $750m on a new Olympic channel to be seen throughout the world, 365 days a year.

Rings representing both the Olympics and the Industrial Revolution are lit and lifted during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.

Members of the IOC are gathering in Monaco to vote on a bold new plan for the future called Olympic Agenda 2020.

Anna Meares celebrates with her coach Gary West as she wins gold at the London Olympic Games in the Sprint event over Victoria Pendleton.

CYCLING: Anna Meares is returning to the London velodrome where she won Olympic gold two years ago as the sprint queen continues preparing for the Rio Games.

Gold medallist sailor and closing ceremony flag bearer Malcolm Page poses during an Australian flag handover at the Olympic Park Common Domain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Park on August 12, 2012 in London, England.

2015 PACIFIC GAMES: Australian Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page has been named Chef de Mission of the 2015 Australian Pacific Games Team.

Cathy Freeman and John Coates at a media conference in Melbourne to announce changes to the AOC constitution to reflect Australia's Indigenous heritage on 21 November, 2014.

AOC: Cathy Freeman is says she's thrilled and proud that the Australian Olympic Committee will recognise indigenous Australians.

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