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Ex-judo chief to run for KOC presidency

07 Feb 2013
Seoul, Korea: Korea's former top judo official has declared his candidacy for the country's highest sports job, vowing to use his administrative experience to strengthen the foundation for elite sports in the country, says a report by Yonhap News Agency. Kim Jung Haeng, ex-president of the Korea Judo Association, said he would run for the presidency of the Korean Olympic Committee. He is currently one of three vice presidents of the KOC.

The incumbent president, Park Yong Sung, said Monday he would not run for a second term in an election scheduled for February 22, saying he had accomplished everything he set out to do.

In other news from Seoul, Korean footballer Park Jong Woo will attend an IOC disciplinary commission meeting on Tuesday in Lausanne to make his case regarding a controversial post-match celebration at the London Olympics.
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