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AOC President John Coates and the Japanese Ambassador , Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto in Sydney on 17 October, 2013.

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Pieter VAN DEN HOOGENBAND with Trainer Jacco VERHAEREN in 2003

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson have today announced Jacco Verhaeren as the new National Head Coach to work under Director of High Performance Michael Scott.

Taylor Worth competes in his Men's Individual Archery 1/16 Eliminations match against Brady Ellison of United States during the Men's Individual Archery on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

ARCHERY: Up and coming Australian archery star, Taylor Worth, has narrowly lost to Korean world number one Oh Jin-Hyek, in the World Archery Championships in Antalya (Belek), Turkey.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

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).

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.

Alana Boyd of Australia reacts clears the bar in the Women's Pole Vault final on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Pole Vaulter, Alana Boyd, has been appointed to the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission replacing cyclist Stuart O’Grady.

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.