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IOC candidate in favour of new sports

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International Olympic Committee presidential candidate Denis Oswald spoke on Monday of his support for adding new sports to the Olympic programme by reducing the number of existing events and disciplines. 

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Denis Oswald of Switzerland looks on during a press conference after he announced his candidacy to succeed Jacques Rogge as IOC president in Lausanne on June 3, 2013. Oswald spoke of his support for adding new sports to the Olympic programme by reducing the number of existing events and disciplines.

"What I propose is to not limit (the programme) strictly to 28 sports. I think we could reduce the representation of certain sports. Even in major sports there are some disciplines that are not universal," said Oswald, one of six candidates in the running to replace outgoing IOC president Jacques Rogge, at a news conference in Lausanne.

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