In pictures: Tilt for the Olympics presidency
September 10, 2013
Sergei Bubka, centre, the pole vault legend has name recognition and is well respected on and off the Olympic field. But the 49-year-old Ukrainian might be considered too young and raw for the big job. Daniel Jayo / EPA
Denis Oswald, the Rowing Federation president and a former rower himself, has been an IOC member since 1991. But he is seen as a long shot even as he is arguing for adding new sports to the Olympic programme and reducing the number of existing disciplines???
CK Wu, of Taiwan, is a highly respected architect. But several of his achievements for the Olympic movement make him a strong contender. Highlights include his work at the Amateur Boxing Federation, fight against corruption, introduction of women's boxing???
Thomas Bach, vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is the front-runner for the post of president today. A gold medal-winning fencer at the 1976 games in Montreal, he is seen as an insider and deal-maker. But the 59-year-old German l???
Richard Carrion, a Puerto Rican banker, is another strong contender given his business acumen, stature in the organisation and ability to close big-money deals. The 60 year old is credited with brokering the record US$4.38 billion (Dh16.1bn) broadcasting ???
Diplomat and successful businessman, Ng Ser Miang, of Singapore, has been an IOC member since 1998 and a vice-president since 2009. The well-liked 64 year old is seen as the dark horse and could upset Bach if the IOC believes it is time to have an Asian l???