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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dr. Jacques Rogge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Count Jacques Rogge (born May 2, 1942) is a Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and has been the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2001.
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.
Rogge was elected as president of the IOC on July 16, 2001 at the IOC session in Moscow as the successor to Juan Antonio Samaranch, who had led the IOC since 1980.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dr.-Jacques-Rogge   (1297 words)

 NETZEITUNG WINTERSPORT: Rogge wird vor Gericht zitiert
IOC-Präsident Jacques Rogge muss in Kürze vor einem österreichischen Gericht erscheinen.
IOC-Präsident Jacques Rogge muss sich in einem Verfahren wegen Rufschädigung und übler Nachrede gegen den ehemaligen Skitrainer Walter Mayer vor einem österreichischen Gericht verantworten.
Rogge hatte in Turin unter anderen gesagt, er halte Mayer für den Mann, der Doping in Österreich organisiere.
www.netzeitung.de /sport/wintersport/447460.html   (472 words)

  Famous Belgians - Jacques Rogge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Rogge had been an integral part of the Olympic movement for over 10 years.
Rogge also showed his prowess with the rugby ball by winning 10 caps for the Belgian national team.
Rogge was due to reprise his Sydney role for the forthcoming Games in Athens, but now faces the greater challenge of guiding the Olympic movement to new heights in the future.
www.famousbelgians.net /rogge.htm   (283 words)

 Rogge strives to cap growth of Games - theage.com.au
Rogge was in Melbourne yesterday as part of his first visit to the Oceania region as IOC president.
Rogge might have to continue at such a hectic pace if he is to deliver on his ambition to cap the growth of the Olympic Games.
Rogge points to the decisions that were taken and says that mechanisms are in place to reduce the growth that had occurred non-stop since Athens in 1896.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2002/12/10/1039379834908.html   (589 words)

 Rogge wins IOC crown - Telegraph
JACQUES ROGGE of Belgium today won the race to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee after beating off the challenge of South Korea's Kim Un-Yong.
Rogge received enough votes from the members of the IOC in the second round of voting to squash the challenge of Kim, whose campaign was tainted by his involvement in the Salt Lake City bribery scandal and accusations that he was offering financial incentives to members who supported his bid.
Rogge will now serve a maximum of 12 years in office - an eight-year term which can be extended by another four - and promised to work with his fellow candidates for the good of the movement.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2001/07/16/uorogge.xml   (575 words)

 National Press Club -- Jacques Rogge
Belgian surgeon, yachtsman and athlete Jacque Rogge was elected to head the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the wake of the organization's Salt Lake City bribery scandal.
Rogge -- with his unblemished reputation and impressive sporting record -- was seen as the one who could best implement reforms after it was revealed IOC members took bribes from Salt Lake officials during the city's 2002 Winter Olympics bid.
Rogge joined the IOC in 1991, served on the executive board for three years, and was chief coordinator of the 2000 Sydney Games.
www.npr.org /programs/npc/2001/011127.jrogge.html   (189 words)

 USATODAY.com - Rogge supports cycling, appeals for release of Iraqis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Rogge spoke after a meeting of the European Olympic Committees, during which EOC secretary general Pat Hickey of Ireland was elected president of the organization, replacing Italy's Mario Pescante.
Rogge said there are no large differences in the use of banned substances between cycling and other sports and that the commotion surrounding cycling is caused by its greater visibility.
Rogge would not comment directly on Landis' case while results of the backup sample were pending, but urged, "not throw away the baby with the bath water," saying that the International Cycling Union's cooperation with the Spanish probe showed its commitment to fighting doping.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/2006-07-29-rogge-cycling_x.htm?csp=34   (799 words)

 Champions of the Earth - UNEP
Jacques Rogge has played an important role in the development of the sport and environment agenda.
Rogge has perpetuated a policy that seeks to provide greater resources to sustainable development in and through sport at national, regional and international levels, and particularly at the Olympic Games.
Rogge has endorsed the continuation of the IOC biennial World Conference for Sport and Environment and regional seminars for sport and environment.
www.unep.org /champions/Winners/winners2007/rogge.asp   (317 words)

 ESPN.com - OLY - Rogge was moderate choice
Jacques Rogge of Belgium has been a delegate of the International Olympic Committee for a mere decade -- the shortest term of the five members that competed for the vacancy left by departing President Juan Antonio Samaranch.
First, Rogge is the head of the association of national Olympic committees of Europe, the continent that has now produced seven of the eight IOC presidents and casts 58 of the 122 votes.
Rogge's grandfather was a professional cyclist at the turn of the century.
espn.go.com /oly/columns/garber_greg/1226664.html   (1397 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Day after election, Rogge goes right to work - Tuesday July 17, 2001 10:36 AM
Rogge, a former three-time Olympian in sailing and orthopedic surgeon by profession, met with Salt Lake organizer Mitt Romney and followed up on his offer to stay in the athletes' village during next February's Winter Games.
Rogge's election capped a landmark session of the International Olympic Committee, a meeting which began with the vote to award the 2008 Summer Games to Beijing.
While Samaranch was autocratic, Rogge is a troubleshooter who adopts a collegial approach and excels as a conciliator, consensus-builder and unifier.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2001/07/17/ioc_rogge_ap   (945 words)

 7.30 Report - 30/6/2000: IOC heavyweight hands down final report card for Sydney Games
JACQUES ROGGE: It is a worry -- it's not a big worry, but it is a worry for every Olympic organising city.
JACQUES ROGGE: The problem is that when the Australian researchers have finished their work, neither them nor the IOC can take a decision where it will be put in place.
JACQUES ROGGE: It exists and it has to be addressed and we're researching on that.
www.abc.net.au /7.30/stories/s147206.htm   (1181 words)

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At the end of the presentation, EOC President Jacques Rogge wished that bridge be welcomed by the European Olympic Committees.
IOC president Jacques Rogge said the vote could be similar to 1993, when Sydney defeated Beijing 45-43 in the final round to land the 2000 Olympics.
Rogge said the figures will be seen only by an independent official, who will send the results by sealed envelope to an IOC notary in Lausanne, Switzerland.
www.lycos.com /info/international-olympic-committee--jacques-rogge.html   (323 words)

 USSA Presents IOC President with Honorary Doctorate
Rogge, an orthopedic surgeon with a degree in sports medicine, became the eighth IOC president on July 16, 2001 during the 112th IOC Session in Moscow.
Since his election, Rogge has been instrumental in the implementation of the global anti-doping code, which was enacted prior to the 2004 Athens Games to help control drug use among athletes and maintain the purity of athletic competition on a worldwide stage.
The decision to award the honorary doctorate to Rogge was made in late 2004, after he masterfully managed the size and complexity of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, the largest Olympic Games ever, while maintaining a high level of the quality in the presentation of the ceremonies and sporting events.
www.ussa.edu /news/2006/01/23/rogge.asp   (455 words)

 NEWSMAKER PROFILE / Jacques Rogge / Rogge a quiet leader / Belgian bent on bringing IOC 'in tune with society' entered ...
It seems fitting that Jacques Rogge was elected president of the International Olympic Committee yesterday in the same city where he had taken the most important stand of his own sporting career.
Now that Rogge succeeds Samaranch after 21 years in office, his task is to move the IOC beyond the Salt Lake City bribery scandal and the perception of the Olympic committee as an arrogant, out-of-touch organization.
Rogge is married to Ann Bovijn, a radiologist, and they have two grown children and a substantial collection of abstract art.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/07/17/MN47004.DTL   (628 words)

 Drugs and Money: Jacques Rogge Speaks
Jacques Rogge is the president of the IOC - arguably the most influential position in world sport today.
Rogge spoke of NZ as one of 13 founding countries of the Olympics and a country that has contributed to the Olympic Movement with both its quality of athletes and its sporting leaders.
Rogge played down his influence emphasising that any modification to a sport is not decided by the IOC but initially by the executive committee of that sport (IAAF in our case).
www.coolrunning.co.nz /news/2002n016.html   (771 words)

Rogge was elected to head the IOC in Moscow and replaces the Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch.
Rogge came to the fore in the second round, with 59 votes out of 110, defeating South Korean Kim Un-Yong, Canadian Dick Pound and Pal Schmitt of Hungary, while U.S. Anita de Frantz was eliminated in the first round with only six votes.
In Fernández’ opinion, the biggest problems confronting Rogge are "doping, excessive commercialization, event size, and muscle theft," an allusion to athletes trained in their country of origin whose services are bought by the wealthy nations.
www.granma.cu /ingles/julio3/29rogge-i.html   (512 words)

 CNN.com - New IOC chief seen as 'Mr. Clean' - July 16, 2001
Rogge's closest rival, South Korean Kim Un-yong, 70, was unable to match this moral high ground.
Rogge (pronounced Ro-guh) has had a relatively meteoric rise within the IOC, having joined only in 1991 and been executive board as recently as 1998.
One thing which helped Rogge to his landslide win was the strong backing of European Olympic delegates, who have a weighty 57 votes in the committee --Rogge is president of the European Olympic Committees.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/07/16/rogge.profile/index.html   (642 words)

 ESPN.com - OLY - Samaranch passes torch to Rogge
MOSCOW -- Jacques Rogge, a Belgian surgeon and Olympic sailor with a squeaky-clean reputation, was elected Monday to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee.
Rogge said repeatedly that his top priority is the success of the Salt Lake Games, and that he would ask organizing chief Mitt Romney on Tuesday if there was room in the village dorms at the University of Utah.
Rogge, the IOC's eighth president and seventh from Europe, has vowed to step up the fight against drugs in sports and wants to downsize the Olympics, saying they have lost their human face to commercial excess.
espn.go.com /oly/news/2001/0715/1226481.html   (1439 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Belgian Rogge wins IOC presidency - Tuesday July 17, 2001 12:25 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Jacques Rogge, a Belgian surgeon and Olympic sailor with a squeaky-clean reputation, was elected Monday to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee.
Rogge, the IOC's eighth president and seventh from Europe, has vowed to step up the fight against drugs in sports and wants to reduce the scale of the Olympics, saying they have lost their human face to commercial excess.
Supporters said Rogge was the perfect president for the IOC as it recovers from the Salt Lake City corruption scandal.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2001/07/16/rogge_president_ap   (1321 words)

Jacques Rogge is the eighth IOC President, elected on 16 July 2001 at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow.
Born on 2 May 1942 in Ghent, Belgium, Jacques Rogge is married and has two children.
Jacques Rogge served as President of the Belgian National Olympic Committee from 1989 to 1992.
www.olympic.org /uk/organisation/ioc/presidents/rogge_uk.asp   (123 words)

 Rogge hails Beijing's preparation for 2008 Olympics
IOC President Jacques Rogge gave a thumbs-up to Beijing's prepartion for the 2008 Olympic Games on Tuesday when he was invited to attend British Olympic Association's centenary clebrations.
International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, seen here in London, said IOC were pleased with Beijing's preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Rogge met earlier Tuesday with British prime minister Tony Blair who, according to the IOC chief, "emphasised the full support of the government" behind London's bid.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-05/25/content_445587.htm   (294 words)

 FightingArts.com Forums: Grandmaster Jacques Rogge...Congrats
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, expressed special interest in measures to enhance taekwondo, Korea's traditional martial art, as an Olympic sport and ensure fairness in competitions.
Rogge came to Korea last week to participate in the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees and the IOC Executive Board Meeting, whch finished on Friday.
Rogge emphasized the reform of the Olympic discipline also in a wrap-up media conference of the IOC Executive Board Meeting later held at COEX, saying ``My answer to future of the federation especially in the Olympic program is very simple.
www.fightingarts.com /ubbthreads/showthreaded.php/Number/15845961   (546 words)

 keyetv.com - Rogge: IOC 'Very Satisfied' With Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Rogge singled out Canadian speedskater Cindy Klassen, who won five medals, including one gold, as "the woman of the games." He also cited medal performances by Alpine skiers Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway, Hermann Maier and Benjamin Raich of Austria and Janica and Ivica Kostelic of Croatia.
Rogge also touched on the doping scandal involving the Austrian cross-country and biathlon teams, in which police raided their living quarters and the IOC sprang surprise drug tests on 10 athletes.
Rogge said the IOC can impose sanctions based on criminal and circumstantial evidence, e-mails, phone calls, admission of guilt and possession of banned substances.
keyetv.com /olympics/olympics_story_057213312.html   (840 words)

 Jacques Rogge News - The New York Times
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, said some Beijing Olympic events might be postponed if the pollution would put the athletes at risk.
Marion Jones said Monday that Jacques Rogge, the president of the I.O.C., was in no position to talk about the people she chooses to live and train with.
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, urged Greek organizers Saturday to focus on the "core business" of the Olympics.
topics.nytimes.com /top/reference/timestopics/people/r/jacques_rogge/index.html?inline=nyt-per   (450 words)

 IOC chief Rogge lands in hot water
International Olympic chief Jacques Rogge was in hot water again on Saturday after suggesting Greece might not stage the best Games ever in Athens this August.
Rogge, who in the past week has fired an earlier broadside at Athens as well as upsetting top American sprinter Marion Jones on a separate issue, made the comments in an Australian television interview that enraged Greek media.
Earlier this week, organisers had again turned the other cheek when Rogge said in a Belgian newspaper interview that Athens alone was to blame for overspending and delayed preparations.
www.rediff.com /sports/2004/jun/12rogge.htm   (502 words)

 Visit of Jacques Rogge
At the invitation of EBU President Arne Wessberg, Dr Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) visited the EBU facilities in Salt Lake City, accompanied on this occasion by the IOC Director General, Mr François Carrard.
Dr Rogge was received by EBU Secretary General Jean Stock, EBU Director of Operations Stefan Kürten, the Head of the EBU Sports Operations Group in Salt Lake City, Fernando Pardo, and the Director of the EBU Legal Department, Werner Rumphorst.
Dr Rogge noted with satisfaction that the European audience ratings for the Winter Olympics were very significant despite the time difference.
www.ebu.ch /news/press_archive/saltlakecity_jeudi21.html   (191 words)

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - IOC president Jacques Rogge is to call for world peace in his speech at the opening ceremony of next February's Winter Olympics even though a U.N resolution for an "Olympic Truce" during the Games does not request a cease-fire in hostilities.
But Rogge, who refused to go into specific details of security, said that he was not expecting any countries to pull out of the event.
The IOC does not recognize the National Olympic Committee (NOC) in Afghanistan but Rogge said he planned to send an envoy to the country as soon as possible to help reestablish the organization.
www.olympictruce.org /html/rogge_call_peace.html   (487 words)

 BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | Rogge expects doping rise
Rogge said he was not "shy of positive cases", adding that the infamous Ben Johnson failure following the 100m at the 1988 Seoul Olympics was "fantastic".
In a speech to the International Olympic Committee on Monday night, Rogge said that if the number of positive tests did not rise, it would be seen as a sign that testing procedures were not strict enough.
Rogge also gave his backing to Greece's $1.5bn (£800m) effort to combat the threat of terrorism at the Games.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/olympics_2004/3550698.stm   (412 words)

 CNN.com - Rogge wins top Olympics job - July 16, 2001
Rogge, 59, a Belgian orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports medicine, was favourite to take the post.
Rogge then paid tribute to Samaranch, presenting him with the Olympic Order in Gold, the highest honor in the Olympic movement.
Rogge won in a landslide in the second round of a secret ballot at an IOC meeting in Moscow, defeating four other candidates.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/07/16/olympics.president/index.html   (966 words)

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