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Marius Vizer voted SportAccord chief

Updated: May 31, 2013, 7:48 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- In a potential direct challenge to the IOC and the Olympics, judo federation chief Marius Vizer plans to organize a global world championships every four years for all international sports federations.

Vizer was elected Friday as president of SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. He defeated International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset of France 52-37 on the final day of the SportAccord convention in St. Petersburg.

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