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IOC meetings open Wednesday with 3 big votes ahead

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 3, 2013 at 11:26 am •  Published: September 3, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — With three major votes on the agenda, Olympic leaders begin weeklong meetings on Wednesday that will bring a close to Jacques Rogge's 12-year reign as IOC president.

The International Olympic Committee convenes in Buenos Aires to choose a host city for the 2020 Games, elect Rogge's successor and add a sport to the 2020 lineup.

First up, Rogge chairs his policy-making executive board for the last time, a two-day meeting to review a range of Olympic issues.

The full IOC then convenes starting Friday for its 125th session, a landmark meeting that will set the Olympic movement's direction for the next decade.