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AP source: Bach to announce IOC presidential bid

Updated: May 8, 2013, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Germany's Thomas Bach is set to become the first member to declare he is a candidate to succeed Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee.

An official with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Bach will announce his candidacy at a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been publicly disclosed.

Rogge, a Belgian surgeon who succeeded ...

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