Wu fails to enter round 2 of IOC leader election
CNABUENOS AIRES -- Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo was voted out of the race for the next head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its 125th session on Tuesday.
September 11, 2013, 12:11 am TWN
The remaining contenders include IOC vice presidents Thomas Bach from Germany and Ng Ser Miang from Singapore, Richard Carrion from Puerto Rico, Denis Oswald from Switzerland and Sergey Bubka from Ukraine.
In the first round, Wu was in a tie with Ng and later voted out of the race in an extension voting.
Although Wu failed in his bid to lead the world's most influential sports organization, he has already written a new chapter in the history of Taiwan.
The 66-year-old is the first Taiwanese to bid for the top position in the history of the 119-year-old organization.
Whoever wins the election will become the successor to Jacques Rogge of Belgium, who has led the world's top sports body since 2001.