Agencia EFESeptember 10, 2013 14:16
International Sports Desk, Sep 10 (EFE).- Thomas Bach, a 59-year-old German attorney, was elected Tuesday as the new president of the International Olympic Committee.
He prevailed in the second round of voting at the IOC meeting in Buenos Aires, taking 49 votes to 29 for his closest rival, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico.
Next was Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, with six votes, followed by Denis Oswald of Switzerland with five and Ukraine's Sergei Bubka with four.
The sixth candidate, C.K. Wu of Taiwan, was eliminated on the first ballot.