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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
C.K. Wu wins IOC seat

Associated Press

QUEBEC CITY -- The head of the international amateur boxing federation has won a spot on the powerful IOC executive board.

C.K. Wu of Taiwan, president of amateur boxing association AIBA, defeated cycling federation chief Pat McQuaid 20-8 on Tuesday in a vote of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.

Wu will replace Denis Oswald as the ASOIF representative on the International Olympic Committee board.

Oswald, head of world rowing's governing body, is stepping down as ASOIF president at the end of the year.

International Tennis Federation president Francesco Ricci Bitti was elected unopposed Tuesday to succeed Oswald as the head of ASOIF.

Because the 70-year-old Ricci Bitti's IOC membership expires this year, ASOIF had to nominate a full IOC member to the board. Wu's nomination will come up for ratification at the IOC session in London in July.