Ser Miang Ng Confirms He Will Run for IOC Presidency

May 16, 2013

Mr. Ser Miang Ng has confirmed that he will be running for the presidency at the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC member and First Vice President made the announcement at the Sorbonne in Paris, which is the site of the first Olympic Congress.

Ng said: “I am inspired by the Olympic Movement and deeply believe in our Movement’s values and power to improve lives around the globe.

“The passion I feel for the Olympics is the same passion that fuels the dreams of young athletes, ignites the Olympic flame, and breathes life into its ideals.”

Ng has been an IOC member for 15 years and is also a member of the IOC’s Executive Board. He was Chairman of the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.

“The Olympic Movement faces a new and rapidly changing world, bringing new challenges and opportunities for sport,” Ng added.

“As a result, the IOC will require a leader with a universal perspective and an inclusive, cooperative leadership style.

“I am confident that working together with my IOC colleagues, we can build on the successful legacies of Presidents Rogge and Samaranch to further strengthen Olympism’s influence and inspire the lives of youth around the world.”

Other candidates to be rumoured to be in the running or to have confirmed their intentions include Thomas Bach, CK Wu and Dennis Oswald.

The official deadline for candidacies is June 10, exactly three months before the election in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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