International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Denis Oswald of Switzerland looks on during a press conference after he announced his candidacy to succeed Jacques Rogge as IOC president on June 3, 2013 in Lausanne. Germany's Thomas Bach, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, Wu Ching-kuo of Taiwan, Puerto Rican Richard Carrion and legendary pole vaulter Sergei Bubka of Ukraine are the other candidates to date for the post of the IOC chief, one of the most important jobs in world sport. The vote to decide who will replace Rogge will take place at the IOC's general session in Buenos Aires in September.
There's a lot of politically loaded decisions that will have occurred in the last six months of my mandate
I think they (wrestling) had the good answer and the good reaction ... They obviously were taken a bit by a surprise by the fact they could leave the core group.
You don’t go for a new one for the sake of a new one ... Novelty is not the issue, quality is the issue. ... The purpose is to have the best possible Olympic program.More quotes »
AP source: Bach to announce IOC presidential bid
-- Germany's Thomas Bach is set to become the first member to declare he is a candidate to succeed Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee .An official with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Bach Read more »
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EU, IOC pledge to build annual dialogue in sport
the EU's culture and sport commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said here on Monday in a meeting with IOC president Jacques Rogge. Apart from agreeing to continue exchanges on an annual basis, the two discussed about organizing European week of sport, scheduled from SINA English Read more »
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How about a full-time Olympic TV channel?
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