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United States gets another IOC vote

The United States took one small step to regaining its voice in the International Olympic Committee, which has handed back-to-back defeats to U.S. cities trying to bring the Summer Games back to the United States:

It got another IOC vote Wednesday.

U.S. ice hockey player Angela Ruggiero, a four-time Olympian, was one of two athletes selected to eight-year terms on the IOC's Athletes Commission, which means she also receives IOC membership and full voting rights.

Olympic athletes made the selection.There are only two other Americans on the IOC, Anita DeFrantz and James Easton, an issue that has troubled U.S. Olympic sport officials for years. In the past two Summer Games selections, New York and Chicago did not receive serious consideration from the IOC.

Bobsledder Adam Pengilly of Great Britain won the other available slot. He received 615 votes and Ruggiero, 605. Some 1,965 athletes, 75.3 percent of the eligible voters, participated in the selection.

By Amy Shipley  |  February 24, 2010; 8:05 PM ET
Categories:  IOC  
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Does this improve the chances of women's ice hockey staying in the Olympics? Or, are we pretty much doomed?

Posted by: CJH2 | February 25, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

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