10 Sep '13, 8pm

The Olympic movement has a new leader, in Thomas Bach, and the challenges that await him, by Larry Eder,...

BUENOS AIRES (ARG): Germany's Thomas Bach has been named as the new President of the International Olympic Committee, the most powerful position in world sport, succeeding Jacques Rogge. Jacques Rogge, the outgoing President, announced that the members had elected a new President after two rounds of voting. Just as in the vote for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, there had been a runoff in the first round between C K Wu and Ser Miang Ng, long considered to be Bach's main challenger. Wu, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), lost and was eliminated (36:56 votes). In the first round Bach got 43 votes, Richard Carrion 23, Sergey Bubka 8 and Denis Oswald 7. In the 2nd round Bach 49, Carrion 29, Miang 6, Oswald 5 and Bubka 4. Bach who will lead the movement at least until 2021 is 9th president, first from Germany, 8th from Europe and first with an olympic ...

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