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Thomas Bach announces IOC presidential candidacy

Updated: May 9, 2013, 1:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Thomas Bach is counting on his track record and long experience in the Olympic world to carry him to the top job in the IOC.

The 59-year-old German lawyer on Thursday became the first declared candidate in the race for president of the IOC, heralding the start of a four-month campaign to succeed Jacques Rogge at the helm of the multi-billion-dollar Olympic movement.

Bach, an IOC vice president, has been considered the front-runner among a possible field of a half dozen candidates. ...

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