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2020 Sports Equation

13 February 2013
IOC Executive Board Meeting Dec 2012

IOC: On 12 February, 2013, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

I congratulate the Australian Crime Commission and the Federal Government for the stance they have taken because as far as cheating in sport goes the “gloves are now off”, we now have the powers to properly investigate doping and match fixing.

Australian Olympic Athletes (L-R) Jessicah Schipper, Cate Campbell, Henry Frayne, Craig Mottram, Natalie Cook, Sally Pearson, Justin Han, Jenna O'Hea, Bronte Campbell, Kynan Maley and Mitchell Watt model the adidas 2012 Australian Olympic Games competitor uniforms during the adidas 2012 Australian Olympic Games competitor uniform launch at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 28, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

It's a long road to London and many athletes say the toughest part is getting to the start line. 410 athletes completed the gauntlet of Olympic selection and qualification in what shapes up as an exciting 2012 Australian Team. See how the Team came together.

A general view of the London 2012 Handball Arena on May 12, 2011.

Another new sports venue built for the London Games was given its first full run-out on Wednesday with the 2012 Olympic Handball Arena hosting an international invitational tournament.

Evelyn Halls winning in Prague.

As a mum, the proverbial plate is always full. Add in a legal career and a quest for Olympic gold, and the great balancing act gains a higher degree of difficulty. For dual Olympian Evelyn Halls, eyeing a third Olympic berth with a five-year-old daughter is just the type of challenge she loves.

Australian under-20 epee fencing champion Diana Sher.

Fencing’s Head Coach Vladimir Sher and his 15-year-old daughter Diana have teamed up for January’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney.


With places up for grabs in the Beijing Olympics the world’s best Fencers converged on Sydney for the Challenge Australia World Cup at the Sports Halls, Sydney Olympic Park.

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