2020 Olympic Games

The candidates of International Olympic Committee president, from left: Thomas Bach of Germany, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, C.K. Wu of Taiwan, Sergei Bubka of Ukraine and Denis Oswald of Switzerland. Photo: AP

Presidential race just one hot IOC issue

Four of the six candidates vying to succeed Rogge as International Olympic Committee president were sitting around the same conference table. The two other contenders were down the hall in the same convention centre in St Petersburg, Russia, mixing with the delegates.