Zurich - FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Malaysia next week for an IOC meeting where the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics will be chosen.
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Blatter, who has been an IOC member for 16 years, usually attends the annual Olympic meeting but has curbed his travel recently amid an American investigation into FIFA corruption.
FIFA official Walter Gagg tells The Associated Press that a letter was sent last week notifying the IOC that Blatter would not go to Kuala Lumpur.
Gagg, who accompanies Blatter on Olympic business, says he will join FIFA senior vice president Issa Hayatou, another long-time IOC member, at the meetings.
The IOC session will be held from July 31 to Aug. 3. The vote on the 2022 host city will be held July 31, with Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the candidates.