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Liu Xiang fails to make IOC Athletes' Commission

2008-08-21 08:03:51 GMT2008-08-21 16:03:51 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

China's Liu Xiang looks on prior to the first round competition of men's 110m hurdles at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. The defending champion Liu Xiang dropped out after getting injury. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang didn't make it to the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission on Thursday.

Liu, the 2004 Olympic champion who pulled out of the 110m race injured on Monday, isn't on the list of the newly-elected members, who are Russian swimming legend Alexander Popov, South Korean taekwondo star Moon Dae-sung, German fencer Claudia Bokel and Cuban volleyballer Yumilka Ruiz Luaces.

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