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TONY EASTLEY: It was also a big weekend of voting in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires.

There, the International Olympic Committee met and decided Tokyo will be the host city for the 2020 games beating Madrid and Istanbul.

And overnight wrestling was reinstated as an Olympic sport for the next two games.

In the coming days the IOC presidency and vice-presidency will also be decided, with Australia's John Coates in the running.

The ABC's Peter Lewis is in Buenos Aires.

Peter Lewis, how important is the presidency of the IOC?

PETER LEWIS: Tony, I guess together with the head of international football, Sepp Blatter, the position of IOC president is really, you know, one of the top two positions in world sport, and interestingly, another German is favoured to take over as the IOC president when Jacques Rogge stands down in a day or so.

He’s Thomas Bach, he was a gold medal-winning fencer at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and he's the pick among the six, which includes the great Sergei Bubka, pole vaulter, from the Ukraine. But Thomas Bach is seen to have all the credentials to take over, as we said, one of the most important jobs in sport.

TONY EASTLEY: Does Australian John Coates have a real chance of getting the deputy's job?

PETER LEWIS: He's a very experienced sports administrator and very experienced at this level, and might have been considered an outsider for the presidential vote. But he chose instead to go for the deputy's position and seemingly had that all to himself until there was a late and surprising inclusion from Syria - Samih Moudallal - he’s a former weight lifting champion and he's standing on a ticket of empowering communities in the face of human crisis.

But John Coates I would imagine would go into that vote just in front.

TONY EASTLEY: Peter, as with every Olympics there is always a push for different sports to be included. Which sports are vying for inclusion this time round?

PETER LEWIS: Well, sports in Australia has traditionally done reasonably well out in international competition and in Olympic competitions. Squash is one of the sports, an enormously popular sport across Australia and one, as I said, that we've done well at. Baseball and softball have put a combined ticket together to try and influence the IOC members. And the sport of wrestling.

So they were the three up for grabs today and in a vote that I guess really takes Olympic sports back to the future, the delegates here in Buenos Aires have decided to bring back into the Olympic fold the sport of wrestling. Now it had been dropped because of issues about corruption within the sport and also the complication of rules.

Now, the sport has pledged to, you know, overhaul those rules, introduce some new events at Olympic level, and the IOC members today here have agreed to give them a go. Now that would bring them back into the game as for 2020 games in Tokyo and 2024.

So at this stage it's not an open-ended commitment by the IOC. They will see whether the sport of wrestling has indeed cleaned up its act.

TONY EASTLEY: The ABC's Peter Lewis in Buenos Aires.