POSTED: March 3rd 2012

Ser Miang Ng weighing his chances for the IOC presidential race

IOC vice-president Ng Ser Miang could very well be a contender for the IOC Presidency / IOC/R. Juilliart
IOC vice-president Ng Ser Miang could very well be a contender for the IOC Presidency / IOC/R. Juilliart

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential race is heating up and vice-president Ser Miang Ng is considering throwing his hat into the ring.

Next September a new IOC president will be elected in Buenos Aires following the choice of the 2020 host city for the summer Games.

Ng spoke out to TODAY in Singapore while attending the DHL Express Singapore and Singapore National Olympic Council's donation campaign for the Giving is Winning program event taking place there.

He said, "There has been a lot of speculation as to who will be the candidates. I feel very honoured and privileged that my name has been mentioned. But this is obviously a very big decision ... so I'm considering.

“I'll be talking to different friends and colleagues in the Olympic family before I make a decision. So I think it's still early yet."

Ng served as chairman of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore 2010 and has been very involved with the national sports movement. He is also the point person on behalf of the IOC to help Japan with their disaster relief aid following the earthquake and tsunami that hit two years ago.

Currently he is serving also as Singapore’s ambassador to Hungary and Norway and is on the IOC coordination commission for the London 2012 Games.

A number of names have surfaced as possible contenders for the presidency apart from Ng and they are Thomas Bach, Denis Oswald, Richard Carrion, Rene Fasel, and possibly a woman, Nawal El Moutawakel.

The presidential race will probably heat up seriously following the London 2012 Games as did the previous one in the fall following the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

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