May 17, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT
Amateur International Boxing Associating president C.K. Wu of Taiwan has also apparently thrown his hat into the ring in hopes of becoming the next IOC president when current leader Jacques Rogge’s tenure is up this September.
“Dr Wu handed over a letter this morning to Dr Rogge informing him about his candidacy,” a source explained to Reuters Friday. “He will announce it officially next Thursday.”
Wu, 66, an architect by trade, took over and cleaned up the AIBA in 2006 after controversies during the 2004 Athens Games led to the IOC withholding funds from the organization.
He’s served as an IOC member for 25 years, as an executive board member for one, and is credited with a successful Olympic boxing tournament in London, which saw women compete for the first time.
Wu joins IOC VPs Thomas Bach of Germany and Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, who’ve each made public declarations of their candidacy. The group is expected to be joined by IOC Finance Commission chair Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, and IIHF president Rene Fasel of Switzerland, among others.
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