AIBA's C.K. Wu Announces Candidacy For IOC President
AIBA President C.K. Wu today confirmed he is running for IOC President, "becoming the fourth candidate and the second from Asia bidding to replace Jacques Rogge." The Taiwanese architect joins fellow IOC execs Thomas Bach of Germany, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore and Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico as candidates to replace Rogge, who will step down in September. Sergei Bubka of Ukraine is also expected to run. The election is set for Sept. 10 in Buenos Aires (AP, 5/23).
Meanwhile, Rogge said that wrestling's governing body "has made the necessary changes to give the sport a chance of saving its place in the Olympics." He said FILA has ''reacted well'' in fixing the issues that led the IOC Exec Board in February to remove wrestling from the list of core sports for the '20 Games. However, he added the reform effort "does not guarantee" wrestling will make the list (AP, 5/23).