Diack re-elected; Bubka survives scare

Bubka, the retired world pole vault record holder from Ukraine, had finished an out-of-the running fifth in the original vote by the governing body's congress. But officials said there had been a technical problem with the voting system and ordered a new vote by hand.
"We looked at each other and said 'What is going on,'" said American Robert Hersh, who was re-elected a vice president along with 2012 London Olympics leader Sebastian Coe, Qatar's Dahlan Al-Hamad with Canadian Abby Hoffman, the first-vote co-leader with Al-Hamad, fifth.

"I looked at that and instinctively thought that just looks .... it looks a bit of a rogue result,” Coe said of the first vote. Bubka, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) member who is tipped along with Coe as leading candidates to succeed Diack in 2015, picked up 41 votes from the first ballot to the second, whose results came more than seven hours later. The delegates also voted a second time for the unopposed Diack, but there was no controversy.

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