Taiwan’s Wu confirms he’ll run for IOC presidency



TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — World amateur boxing association chief C. K. Wu of Taiwan has confirmed his intention to run for president of the International Olympic Committee.

Wu told reporters in Taipei on Thursday that he is declaring his candidacy to succeed Jacques Rogge to “positively impact society.”

Rogge steps down in September after 12 years at the IOC helm.

Wu, a 66-year-old architect, joins IOC vice-presidents Thomas Bach of Germany and Ng Ser Miang of Singapore and Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico as declared candidates in the race to replace Rogge.

Sergei Bubka of Ukraine is also expected to declare.

Wu, an IOC member since 1988, has been president of the International Amateur Boxing Association since 2006.

He was elected to the IOC’s policy-making executive board last year.