Sports: Austrian Vizer elected head of SportAccord

Austrian Marius Vizer, the president of the International Judo Federation, was on Friday elected head of SportAccord, an umbrella organisation for 107 international sports federations.

Vizer succeeds Hein Verbruggen, the former head of world cycling's governing body the UCI.

The Austrian won 52 of the 89 votes cast, beating world rugby union supremo Bernard Lapasset of France.