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Dutch king-in-waiting stepping down from IOC

Updated: January 29, 2013, 11:17 AM ET
Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander is quitting the IOC as he prepares to become king.

"The Prince has asked the president of the IOC to relieve him of his duties as IOC member in the Netherlands," the Dutch government said in a statement Tuesday.

The crown prince, an avid sports fan, has been an International Olympic Committee member since 1998. Known in the IOC as the "Prince of Orange," he currently sits on the marketing commission.

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