Bach the man to beat in IOC presidential election

By: Associated Press

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(AP) With two big votes out of the way, the IOC is preparing for another critical decision: electing a new president to lead the Olympic body into the next decade.

Thomas Bach of Germany goes into Tuesday's International Olympic Committee vote as the strong favorite among the field of six candidates vying for the most powerful job in world sports.

Bach is a 59-year-old lawyer and IOC vice president who heads Germany's national Olympic body. He has long been considered the front-runner to succeed Jacques Rogge, the 71-year-old Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years in office.

The other candidates are Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, Sergei Bubka of Ukraine, C.K. Wu of Taiwan and Denis Oswald of Switzerland.

Associated Press

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