It's a very difficult decision, not just for our hemisphere but for Asian cultures as well. There was a solid faction that didn't want the IOC appearing that they would flip on issues.

We're very disappointed not to have representation on the top body. It's important for our sponsors, important for this movement to have a good working cooperation with the United States. We'll work hard in the future to see if we can regain some of the things that were lost.

I wish it hadn't happened. I've talked with both of them and let them know I don't think it would be helpful to have two people in the race.

The seeds of what happened here were sown in the last five and 10 years. We knew that coming in.