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IOC President Jacques Rogge attends its executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The race for the IOC presidency, the bidding for the 2020 Summer Games and the fate of wrestling will be on full display at the meeting. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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IOC President Jacques Rogge attends its executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The race for the IOC presidency, the bidding for the 2020 Summer Games and the fate of wrestling will be on full display at the meeting. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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