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Blatter to skip Olympic meeting next week

05 June 2015, 15:18

Zurich - FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not attend an Olympic meeting next week in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Blatter, who has been an IOC member since 1999, was invited to Tuesday's briefing for members by the 2022 Winter Games bidding candidates.

FIFA says Blatter already told the IOC in April he would not be attending and "his plans have not changed."

Also read: Blatter resignation won't lead many to quit

As the head of a summer sports federation, Blatter is less committed to attend an event involving 2022 bidders Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Still, Blatter would be expected to attend the host city vote on July 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

FIFA has not confirmed travel plans for Blatter since an American federal investigation of corruption in soccer erupted last week.

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