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New Head Of Olympic Committee Faces A Number Of Challenges

NPR | Sept. 10, 2013 3:05 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 7:11 p.m.

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Robert Siegel, Mike Pesca

The International Olympic committee (IOC) has elected a new president, Thomas Bach of Germany. He assumes leadership of an organization that faces criticism over politics, costs and what some view as its insular approach to which sports are offered during the games. The new president succeeds Jacques Rogge, who lead the IOC for 12 years.

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