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Top sports stars gather in Singapore for IOC Athletes' Forum

Published on Jun 26, 2013 6:09 PM

Some of the world's top athletes, both current and former, will descend on Singapore from today to take part in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Forum which begins on Thursday.

They include Olympic shooting champion Abhinav Bindra of India, recently-retired badminton player Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia, former Russian swim star Alexander Popov and winter Olympic speed-skating champion Yang Yang of China.

IOC president Jacques Rogge will also be in town to attend the three-day forum.

The biennial meeting gathers athletes, representatives of the International Federations of Olympic sports and the five Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees to discuss topics of direct concern to them.

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