years, Wayne Taylor Racing settled for a third

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- With three major votes on the agenda, Olympic leaders begin weeklong meetings on Wednesday that will bring a close to Jacques Rogges 12-year reign as IOC president. NMD CS2 PK UK . The International Olympic Committee convenes in Buenos Aires to choose a host city for the 2020 Games, elect Rogges successor and add a sport to the 2020 lineup. First up, Rogge chairs his policy-making executive board for the last time, a two-day meeting to review a range of Olympic issues. The full IOC then convenes starting Friday for its 125th session, a landmark meeting that will set the Olympic movements direction for the next decade. On Saturday, the 100 or so IOC members will vote by secret ballot on the 2020 host, a three-way contest between Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul. A day later, the members will choose between wrestling, squash and baseball-softball for a spot in the 2020 Games. And next Tuesday, the IOC will elect a new president from among six contenders. After a two-year global campaign, Tokyo is seen as a slight favourite going into the final days of the 2020 race, pushing its case as a "safe pair of hands" at a time of global uncertainty. With the leak of radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant raising concerns, Tokyo bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda has written to all IOC members seeking to reassure them that the city and its Olympic plans are "completely unaffected." Madrid has picked up momentum in recent months, despite Spains recession and 27-per cent unemployment rate. Madrid contends that its bid makes the most economic sense because most of the venues are already built and only $1.9 billion will be spent on construction. Istanbul is urging the IOC to make a "historic" choice by taking the games to a new region and a city that links Europe and Asia. The bid has been scrambling to overcome the fallout from Junes anti-government protests and a slew of doping case, while the civil war and chemical attacks in neighbouring Syria underline the volatility of the region. The prime ministers of Japan, Spain and Turkey will lead the bid delegations here, travelling to Buenos Aires from the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Wrestling, meanwhile, looks in strong position to win back its place for 2020 after being surprisingly dropped from the list of core sports in February by the IOC executive board. Stung by the wake-up call, wrestling body FILA responded rapidly by changing leadership, giving women and athletes a bigger role in decision-making and adopting rule changes to make the sport more fan-friendly. Mens baseball and womens softball, which have been out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, have merged into a single federation to improve their chances for reinstatement. Squash is back for a third try at making it into the Olympics. IOC vice-president Thomas Bach of Germany has been considered the longtime front-runner to succeed Rogge, the Belgian surgeon who served one eight-year term and was re-elected in 2009 to a second and final four-year mandate. Richard Carrion, a Puerto Rican banking executive who heads the IOCs finance commission, and vice-president Ng Ser Miang of Singapore shape up as the other main contenders. Also on the ballot are executive board members Sergei Bubka of Ukraine and C.K. Wu of Taiwan and former board member Denis Oswald of Switzerland. Bach, a 59-year-old lawyer, is a former Olympic athlete, winner of a team gold medal in fencing in 1976. He has served at the top levels of the IOC for years and is president of Germanys national Olympic committee. Some members are uncomfortable with the pro-Bach lobbying by Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the influential Kuwaiti who heads the Association of National Olympic Committees. But Bach downplays the connection. "I would of course be more than happy if the national Olympic committees would support me because I am an NOC president," Bach said in telephone interview last week with The Associated Press. "But that is not enough. I want to be a president for all. You need the support from many different sides." The IOC is looking into comments made by Sheik Ahmad in a German television interview five months ago and aired last weekend. He openly expresses support for Bach and says he is doing everything he can to help him get elected. Such comments are against IOC election rules. Sheik Ahmad could receive a warning or reprimand from the IOC ethics commission, though no severe sanctions are expected. Carrion, the 60-year-old head of Puerto Ricos Banco Popular, has earned respect as the IOCs money man. He negotiated the record $4.38 billion deal with NBC for U.S. TV rights through 2020. He impressed members with his emotional notes-free speech during presentations by the six candidates in Lausanne in July. "They liked what they saw. They liked what they heard," Carrion told the AP. "Im happy with what Ive done. Im following my plan. Im where I wanted to be at this point." Ng, a 64-year-old businessman and diplomat, organized the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010 and represents an Asian continent that is growing in world influence. "I believe in my heart that I have the independence, the integrity, the leadership qualities and the required experience to take the movement to new levels over the next eight years," he said in a letter to IOC members last week. Adidas Tubular x Black .com) - The Los Angeles Kings werent playing their best hockey before the league went on break during the Winter Olympics. Adidas NMD R1 Pink Womens . Poti played in 824 regular NHL games with four teams in his career; the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals.DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Wayne Taylor Racing has been stripped of its third-place finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.IMSA issued a statement Friday saying Jordan Taylor violated the drive-time rule late in the endurance race that ended Sunday. Officials examined Taylors time in the No. 10 Prototype and found he was behind the wheel more than four hours during a six-hour period.IMSA conducted a thorough review of drive times post-race, which revealed that Jordan Taylor exceeded four hours over a six-hour period late in the race, IMSA race director Beaux Barfield said. Drive-time maximums are in place to ensure that drivers do not get fatigued and create safety concerns, as well as to prevent any one driver from making too large a contribution to its teams result.The No. 10 team was dropped from third to last in the 16-car class, meaning it loses 15 points in the championship standings and $30,000 in prize money.Obviously, we are disappointed that inadvertently having Jordan drive a few more minutes than permitted has resulted in the issuance of these penalties, Wayne Taylor said in a statement. We fully understand IMSAs stance on this and will not challenge the penalties levied against us. We will move forward and conntinue to do our very best to succeed in our goal of winning this championship, which is one of the most difficult championships in all of motor racing. Adidas Tubular x Shoes. The team will try to bounce back at Sebring in March.With drivers Max Angelelli, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor sharing seat time, the team had a shot at winning the twice-around-the-clock race until it made the major miscalculation regarding drive time.Team officials ordered Jordan out of the car with 11 minutes remaining, replacing him with older brother Ricky. That unscheduled swap came while pit road was closed, prompting a pass-through penalty that cost Wayne Taylor Racing any shot at beating Chip Ganassi Racings Scott Dixon in the closing laps.After coming in second the previous two years, Wayne Taylor Racing settled for a third consecutive podium finish. Now, it will officially be a last-place showing.It was just a small miscalculation, an unfortunate one because we were right where we kind of wanted to be, second place on the restart, Jordan said after the race. I think we had a stronger car on restarts, so it was a perfect opportunity to make something happen. ... 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