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IOC: China's Zaiqing succeeds Bach as IOC VP

International Olympic Committee (IOC) - China's Zaiqing Yu was elected Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the weekend, stepping into the position left vacant by Thomas Bach’s ascension to the presidency last year, UK-based sports marketing body, Sports Business, has said.

The Chinese sports administrator served as an IOC Vice President from 2008 to 2012, and was the only candidate for the election, which took place in the Russian city of Sochi, which is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics

Turkey's Ugur Erdener, president of the World Archery governing body, was voted onto the powerful IOC executive board, beating senior IOC member and former World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) president Dick Pound by nine votes. Erdener will replace Sam Ramsamy, whose mandate is coming to an end.

Denmark's Poul-Erik Hoyer, head of the International Badminton Federation since 2013, joined the IOC as its latest ex-officio member.

Beatrice Allen, Nicole Hoevertsz and Prince Tunku were also re-elected as IOC members.

Pana 11/02/2014