McQuaid defeated in IOC executive board vote
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

McQuaid defeated in IOC executive board vote

by Shane Stokes at 4:14 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
UCI president loses out to AIBA’s Wu

Pat McQuaidThe effort of UCI president Pat McQuaid to secure a place on the IOC executive board proved unsuccessful yesterday, with the Irishman being defeated in a vote held by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.

McQuaid was up against C.K. Wu of Taiwan, the president of amateur boxing association AIBA. The secret ballot saw the latter secure three fifths of the vote, winning 20-8.

Wu will fill the place of world rowing’s governing body Denis Oswald, who will step down as ASOIF president at the end of this year.

The nomination will go up for ratification at the IOC session this July, which will be held in London.

There were originally more contenders for the position, but the president of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) President Marisol Casado and the secretary general of the International Basketball Association (FIBA), Patrick Baumann, ultimately decided not to proceed.

In February 2010 McQuaid became one of the 115 Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), being one of six candidates nominated at the 122nd IOC session, held prior to the start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

His election followed on from that of the previous UCI president Hein Verbruggen in 1996. Verbruggen was made an Honorary Member in 2008.

The now-62 year old McQuaid became UCI president in September 2005.


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