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Iran hints Oly boycott over '2012' logo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Iran's National Olympic Committee hinted Monday it could boycott the London Summer Olympics because its official logo looks like the word "Zion."
Music, celebrities at closing ceremony

Music, celebrities at closing ceremony

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 1 (UPI) -- The Vancouver Olympics ended Sunday with the head of the International Olympic Committee declaring the gathering "excellent and friendly games."
Rogge re-elected IOC president

Rogge re-elected IOC president

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Jacques Rogge was re-elected president of the International Olympic Committee in a near-unanimous vote Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Golf, rugby likely in 2016 Olympic Games

BERLIN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Golf and rugby will likely be added to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee executive board said in Berlin Thursday.

Innsbruck chosen for Winter Youth Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Innsbruck, Austria, was selected to be the site of the first Winter Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee said Friday.

Summer Games come to spectacular close

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The 2008 Summer Games came to an end Sunday, with more than 90,000 revelers packed into Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.

IOC head Rogge praises Beijing Games

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge praised the Beijing Olympic Games Sunday as a positive for the Olympic Movement.
IOC president expects 30-40 drug cheats

IOC president expects 30-40 drug cheats

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The president of the International Olympic Committee said Thursday he would be pleased if there were less than 30 positive drug tests during the Beijing Games.
Internet curbing denied by IOC official

Internet curbing denied by IOC official

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says Olympic officials have not been curbing Internet access regarding the Beijing Games.

IOC gives $1 million for China quake aid

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 13 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was giving $1 million to relief and recovery efforts related to the earthquake that hit China.
IOC head calls for end of China hectoring

IOC head calls for end of China hectoring

BEIJING, April 26 (UPI) -- China should no longer be barraged with international criticism for its alleged human rights violations, the head of the International Olympic Committee says.

Chinese try to improve air in Beijing

BEIJING, April 14 (UPI) -- China's Environmental Protection Bureau is ordering a shutdown of all building sites in Beijing three weeks before the start of the Olympic games.

Olympics official criticizes China

BEIJING, April 10 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee leader criticized the Chinese government Thursday on its human rights record ahead of the Beijing Summer Olympics.
Analysis: EU divided over Olympic boycott

Analysis: EU divided over Olympic boycott

BERLIN, April 10 (UPI) -- Despite massive protests over Olympic host China's human rights record, European governments are divided over a boycott of the Games' opening ceremony.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Olympic committee may cancel torch relay

BEIJING, April 8 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee said it may end the international leg of the Beijing Olympic torch run due to protests against China's crackdown in Tibet.
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Jacques Rogge
WAP2001112729 - 27 NOVEMBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge speaks to reporters after meeting with the U.S. President November 27, 2001, at the White House in Washington. Rogge said he and President Bush discussed matters such as security at the 2002 games in Salt Lake City and safe passage for athletes to and from the games. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Jacques Rogge, Count Rogge (Dutch pronunciation:  ( listen); born 2 May 1942), is a Belgian sports bureaucrat. He is the eighth and current President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Born in Ghent, Rogge is by profession an orthopaedic surgeon and was educated at the University of Ghent. Rogge competed in yachting in the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, and played on the Belgian national rugby union team. Rogge served as President of the Belgian Olympic Committee from 1989 to 1992, and as President of the European Olympic Committees from 1989 to 2001. He became a member of the IOC in 1991 and joined its Executive Board in 1998. He was knighted in 1992, and in 2002 elevated to the noble rank of Count by King Albert II of the Belgians. In his free time, Count Rogge is known to admire modern art and is an avid reader of historical and scientific literature.

Count Rogge was elected as President of the IOC on 16 July 2001 at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow as the successor to the Marqués de Samaranch, who had previously led the IOC since 1980.

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