Olympics: China's Yu elected IOC V-P, Turkey's Erderner on board
SOCHI, Russia (REUTERS) - China's Yu Zaiqing was re-elected vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, with Turkey's Ugur Erdener, a member of Istanbul's failed 2020 Games bid, voted onto the powerful executive board.
The Chinese sports administrator, an IOC vice-president from 2008 to 2012, was the only candidate for the vacant spot.
Erdener, president of World Archery, beat senior IOC member Richard Pound of Canada by nine votes to win a spot on the executive board, which essentially shapes most of the IOC's policies.
"I congratulate Professor Erdener and I am adding to my impressive collection of silver medals in recent IOC elections," said Canadian Pound, a former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency who unsuccessfully ran for IOC president in 2001.