|Singaporean Ng gets just six votes at IOC race
Both Asian candidates fared poorly in the elections for the president of the International Olympic Committee in Argentina Tuesday.
Candidates could seek out 93 available votes.
Taiwan’s CK Wu was eliminated from the first round and Singapore’s Ng Ser Miang (pictured) fared no better, garnering a mere six votes. He has served as IOC vice president since 2009. Ahead of the vote, local media reports said he “cut a surprisingly relaxed, almost zen-like figure.’’
He told AFP last month: “The IOC has become very global and I think, for the organisation, it's important to have a different perspective."
When asked if it was time the IOC had an Asian leader, he said: "I hope so!
"But I think it's important not only symbolically, but also for the values (an Asian leader) can bring to the table, when we talk about universality, different value systems, different cultures, different ways of looking at issues and challenges."
Sergey Bubka from Ukraine got just 4 votes and Denis Oswald of Switzerland received 5 votes.
Thomas Bach of Germany was elected with 49 votes. Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico got the second highest number at 29 votes.