Olympic torch arrives in Rome

ROME, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Italian Olympic gold medallist Stefano Baldini ran the first leg of the Olympic torch relay, which will end in Turin, the site of the next Winter Olympics.

China athlete abuse to be investigated

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The head of the International Olympic Committee is calling for an investigation into athlete abuse in China but has warned against overreacting. Jacques Rogge was reacting to allegations that China's coaches physically abuse young gymnasts, the Sunday Tel

Rights packages secure Games' future

SINGAPORE, July 5 (UPI) -- The president of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday the Olympic movement's future is solid because of the success of growing rights contracts.

2012 Games site to be announced Wednesday

SINGAPORE, July 5 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee is set to select the site for the 2012 Summer Games from among Paris, London, New York, Madrid and Moscow.

IOC sees big bucks in 2012 Olympics

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30 (UPI) -- The run-up to the 2012 Olympic games will bring an estimated $3.5 billion in broadcasting rights revenues to the Swiss-based International Olympic Committee.

Athens praised for Olympic effort

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The chairman of the United States Olympic Committee praised the city of Athens Sunday for pulling off a job it had seemed unlikely to accomplish.

Olympics officials fight Playboy magazine

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Olympic athletes may have been nude in 776 B.C., but the Greeks who run this summer's event don't want that much historical authenticity this time around.

Olympic flame burns over Athens

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Athens Olympics began Friday night with a spectacular opening ceremony depicting the long history of Greece.

IOC chief already looking ahead

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Just hours before the opening of the Athens Olympics, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge was already looking four years ahead.

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Olympic chief expects to see more doping

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Olympic chief Jacques Rogge told the BBC he expects to see more positive dope tests turning up in Athens than in Sydney four years ago.

IOC dismisses Bulgarian in bribery scam

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A BBC sting has resulted in the International Olympic Committee suspending a Bulgarian member who appeared on TV saying IOC officials could be bribed.

IOC insures Athens games against disasters

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee has taken out insurance for the full or partial cancellation of the 2004 Summer Games in Athens.

IOC tests find no THG

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Retesting of the samples collected during the 2002 Salt Lake City Games showed no traces of the designer drug THG, the IOC announced Wednesday.

Record number of invites for Summer Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Iraq and Afghanistan were among the record number of invitees for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens on Wednesday.
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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

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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