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IOC Declares 6-Man Race for Presidency

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IOC President Jacques Rogge makes a speech during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

IOC President Jacques Rogge makes a speech during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — It’s officially a six-man race to succeed Jacques Rogge as International Olympic Committee president.

The deadline closed Friday without any new candidates entering the campaign.

The six who had already declared their candidacies are: IOC vice presidents Thomas Bach of Germany and Ser Miang Ng of Singapore; executive board members Sergei Bubka of Ukraine and C. K. Wu of Taiwan; and former board members Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico and Denis Oswald of Switzerland.

The election is scheduled for Sept. 10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rogge is stepping down after completing the maximum 12-year mandate.

The six candidates will present their manifestos to the 100-plus IOC members at closed-door meetings in Lausanne on July 3-4.

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