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USOC chief nominated to IOC

Updated: July 2, 2013, 4:52 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee was nominated for membership of the IOC on Tuesday, a big boost for U.S. efforts to regain influence on the international Olympic stage.

In the latest sign of improved ties between the two bodies, USOC President Larry Probst was among nine candidates put forward for election to the International Olympic Committee.

The president of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, was also nominated. The list also included ...

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