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Rogge confirms he will seek another IOC term

Oct. 24, 2008, 6:02 a.m. (ET)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland(AP) Jacques Rogge has announced he will seek a second term as president of the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC says the 66-year-old Belgian sent a letter to members Friday confirming his decision to stand for re-election in October 2009.

Rogge has been president since 2001. He is eligible for a second four-year term that would keep him in office until 2013.

Rogge's decision had been widely expected. No other candidates are expected, meaning he should be re-elected unopposed.