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Harry Gordon (C) poses with AOC President John Coates (L) and Australian Olympian Herb Elliott (R) during the Launch of 'From Athens With Pride' by Harry Gordon at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

Farzad Tarash of Australia in action against Didier Pais of France in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg 1/8 final match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

WRESTLING: The Australian wrestling community is celebrating its return to the Olympic program for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

The Wrestling delegation celebrate as their sport is voted to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during the 125th IOC Session on September 8, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Baseball/Softball (front row) and Squash delegates (2nd row) show their disappointment.

WRESTLING: The introduction of more women’s events paved the way for wrestling to be reinstated onto the Olympic program for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

FILA President Nenad Lalovic shows the Wrestling World Plan at a press conference after the 'new' wrestling is voted to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games ahead of baseball/softball and squash, during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 'new' wrestling has won the vote at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires to be included on the programme for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

Squash, softball/baseball (combined) and wrestling are all vying for a spot on the 2020 Olympic program. Only one sport will triumph when the IOC members cast their votes at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September, 2013.

2020: Like all the elections at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires this week, the race to be the new sport on the Olympic program at the 2020 Games is close, with IOC delegates having to choose between wrestling, squash or baseball/softball combined.

IOC Executive Board shortlists wrestling, squash, baseball/softball for the 2020 Olympic Games. A vote from the full IOC Members will be held in September to chose one sport to be added to the program for 2020.

2020: Wrestling, baseball/softball and squash will compete for one open spot at the 2020 Olympics.

Farzad Tarash (R) in action against Didier Pais of France in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg 1/8 final match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

IOC: The United States, Iran and Russia on Tuesday forged an unlikely heavyweight alliance to keep the ancient sport of wrestling in the Olympic Games.

ASPIRE- The Australian Olympic Team Values: Attitude; Sportsmanship; Pride; Individual Responsibility; Respect; Express Yourself.

AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.

Farzad Tarash (R) in action against Didier Pais of France in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg 1/8 final match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

ANOC: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, head of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC), says wrestling has the unanimous support of his executive council.

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