Wu seen as dark horse in IOC presidential election
CNATAIPEI--Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國), Taiwan's only International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, has been termed a dark horse among the potential contenders for the committee's presidency later this year, according to a recent report.
January 11, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
If Wu decides to stand as candidate in the election, which is scheduled for September in Argentina, he will be the first Taiwanese to seek the No. 1 position in the world's most influential sports organization.
Wu declined to confirm with CNA whether he will throw his hat into the ring, saying only that he will give it serious consideration.
Wu, 66, was elected last May as a new member of the 15-member IOC Executive Board, the decision-making body of the Olympic movement.
Having been an IOC member since 1988, he is the first Taiwanese to be elected to the executive board of the IOC.