Jacques Rogge

Chinese vice premier meets IOC president

Jacques-Rogge-Liu-YandongBeijing, April 23 : Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong met with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge here.

Liu Monday spoke highly of Rogge's contribution to boosting the development of the Olympic movement and expressed gratitude to Rogge for his support to the development of the Olympic movement in China and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, reports Xinhua.

Rogge, golf, rugby and a crown prince hope for IOC

IOC President Jacques Rogge Hamburg/Copenhagen  - Golf and Rugby hope for the nod to return to the Olympics in 2016 and Jacques Rogge seeks re-election as top Olympian at the International Olympic Committee Session Friday.

The week of Olympic meetings also concludes with the election of six new members into the IOC, including crown-prince Frederik from the host nation Denmark.

Rogge took the IOC presidency in 2001 and is running unopposed for a final four-year term until 2013. The former Olympic yachtsman and surgeon said he wants a secret ballot and no acclamation.

Copenhagen catwalk for future Olympic supremos

Copenhagen catwalk for future Olympic supremosGaborone  - Before entering the world's largest diamond sorting facility in Gaborone, you have to check your chewing gum at the door - lest you be tempted to stud it with a stone.

You may also be asked to turn out your pockets, show the soles of your shoes and empty out your pen to prove you aren't concealing a gem.

Rogge: Olympics must allow police assistance over doping

Rogge: Olympics must allow police assistance over dopingCopenhagen/Hamburg - Future Olympic host cities will likely have to allow police raids and other tough measures to fight doping, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said on Monday.

Naming the ongoing fight against substance abuse "an absolute priority," Rogge said that the IOC will look into whether these tough measures which require according national laws can be implemented in the bidding process for the 2018 Games.

"We want the police to help us bust doping networks," Rogge told a news conference.

Rio's choice for 2016 could show Olympic future

Copenhagen  - The choice of Rio for the 2016 Olympics is an important move to ensure a bright future for the Olympic Movement, its supremo Jacques Rogge said on Saturday.

"We must ensure that the developing nations get fully participated. The choice of Rio was a step in the right direction," the International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said on the opening day of the 13th Olympic Congress.

Rio became the first South American city to be awarded the right to host the Olympics after the city beat Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago in a secret IOC ballot on Friday.

Cry of joy shakes Rio's Copacabana beach

IOC president Jacques RoggeRio de Janeiro - A crowd shouted in joy in Brazil's most famous beach, Copacabana, the moment IOC president Jacques Rogge said Rio de Janeiro was to host the 2016 Olympics.

The historic decision to take the Games to South America for the first time in history was met with a rain of confetti on the beach, where tens of thousands of people had gathered before a giant screen to watch the home stretch in the Marvellous City's race against Madrid, Chicago and Tokyo.

Rio gets 2016 Games to put South America on Olympic

IOC president Jacques Rogge Copenhagen  - Rio de Janeiro was elected host city of the 2016 Olympics on Friday as the International Olympic Committee finally entrusted the unchartered territory of South America with the world's premier sports event.

IOC president Jacques Rogge announced that the Brazilian metropolis Rio won a final round of IOC voting against Madrid after first Barack Obama-backed Chicago and then Tokyo crashed in the earlier rounds of the secret ballot.

Rogge: IAAF ran out of time in Semenya case

Jacques-RoggeHamburg - Olympic supremo Jacques Rogge sprung to the defence of the beleaguered athletics body IAAF in the Caster Semenya gender case on Thursday, saying it ran out of time.

Speaking in a teleconference from the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Rogge spoke of "a very complicated issue" around the South African 800 metres world champion Semenya.

The IAAF announced just hours before the 800m final at the Berlin worlds on August 19 that it had requested a gender verification test.

IOC loses 34 million dollars due to global economic crisis

IOC president Jacques RoggeHamburg  - The value of the International Olympic Committee's financial investments has been reduced by around 34 million dollars, IOC president Jacques Rogge has revealed.

Rogge told an interview with the insidethegames. com website Tuesday that the drop in financial markets cut 8 percent off the IOC's overall reserves of 400 million since the beginning of 2008.

"These were careful investments," said Rogge. "We were in bonds. We were a little bit in equities but not much."

Rogge: still seven doping cases in pipeline

Rogge: still seven doping cases in pipeline Vienna - International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has said that the number of doping cases at the Beijing Olympics could still increase by seven.

In an exclusive interview with the Austrian news agency APA late Friday the Belgian said that the number of positive doping cases from the Beijing Olympics could practically double.

"There were 39 cases before the Olympics, while there were eight cases during the Olympics and seven cases are still in the pipeline, so there could be 15 cases in total.

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