Sepp Blatter isn't running for IOC re-election

Written By Dejan Kalinic
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Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is stepping down from the International Olympic Committee.

Thomas Bach, the IOC president, told members Monday in Kuala Lumpur that Blatter had decided against standing for re-election.

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A vote for the new FIFA president will be Feb. 26, marking the end of the 79-year-old's reign atop soccer's embattled world governing body.

In a letter to the IOC, Blatter said it was inappropriate for him to stand for re-election for an eight-year term given his time at FIFA was ending early in 2016.

Blatter would've had to step down next year regardless, with the age limit for members elected to the IOC between 1966 and 1999 being 80.

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