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Thomas Bach chosen as next IOC president

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Thomas Bach, a German businessman and Olympic gold medalist in 1976, was elected Tuesday to be the next president of the International Olympic Committee.

Tokyo selected to host 2020 Summer Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to hold the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

IOC president says 'uncertainties' about Russia's anti-gay law

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The president of the International Olympic Committee said "uncertainties" remain about the impact of Russia's controversial anti-gay laws on the 2014 Olympics.

IOC President Rogge endorses 28 sports for Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, May 31 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 sports are the optimal number for the Olympics program.

Olympics to consider baseball, wrestling for 2020 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 29 (UPI) -- Baseball, softball, squash and wrestling have been approved for a consideration vote for inclusion at the 2020 Olympics, officials said Wednesday.

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Lawmaker urges wrestler to keep gold medal

MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The speaker of a Russian legislature Thursday asked an Olympic wrestling champion not to return his gold medal in protest over the Games cutting the sport.

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Spokesman denies Nadal to skip tournaments ... Former star athlete denies raping coed ... Wrestler returns Olympic gold in protest ... Armstrong will challenge USPS doping suit ... Sports news from United Press International.

Wrestler returns Olympic gold in protest

MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Russian wrestler said he has returned his Olympic gold medal to protest a proposal to cut wrestling from the 2020 Games.

Russia counts down one year to Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Cities throughout Russia began countdown clocks Thursday marking one year until the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics begin.
Israeli widows lash out at IOC

Israeli widows lash out at IOC

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The widows of two Israeli athletes killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics accused the International Olympics Committee of submitting to terror.
Badminton pairs DQ'd for match-fixing

Badminton pairs DQ'd for match-fixing

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Badminton World Federation kicked some of the biggest stars of the sport out of the Olympics Wednesday for purposely trying to lose a match.
James Bond escorts queen to Olympic Stadium

James Bond escorts queen to Olympic Stadium

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's "Isles of Wonder" wowed a global TV audience of 1 billion during Friday's opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.
Saudi Arabia sending 2 women to Olympics

Saudi Arabia sending 2 women to Olympics

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia will send two female athletes to the Summer Olympics in London, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday.
IOC's Rogge says logo not racist

IOC's Rogge says logo not racist

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge Tuesday rejected the notion floated by Iran that the logo for the London 2012 Games is racist.
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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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