Singapore's Ser Miang Enters IOC Presidential Race

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PARIS (AP) - Singapore's Ng Ser Miang has entered the race for IOC president, saying he is a "global citizen" who can help the Olympic movement deal with a changing world.

The 64-year-old Ng announced his candidacy Thursday at the Sorbonne in Paris, where the modern Olympics was founded by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894.

Ng is bidding to become the first IOC president from Asia.

He tells The Associated Press he has a "world view" and "would bring to the table a different perspective."

Ng, an IOC vice president, is the second declared candidate for the top job after Germany's Thomas Bach announced his candidacy last week in Frankfurt.

At least three other members are expected to run to succeed Jacques Rogge, who steps down in September after 12 years as president.


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