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AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) needs to be “inside the tent” if the Australian Olympic Team is to achieve a top five finish on the medal tally at the 2016 Rio Games according to the President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) John Coates.

Campaign Rio launches

23 October 2013
The Maracanã stadium and the Maracanãzinho gymnasium are part of the Maracanã Zone.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today launched a partnership aimed at ensuring Australian athletes had the best possible planning and preparation ahead of the Rio Games.

Australians top Super 9s

21 October 2013
Australian players celebrate their victories at the 2013 Super Series in Perth.

HOCKEY: Australia's men's and women's hockey teams have finished on top after strong wins in the finals of the International Super Series in Perth.

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).