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Jacques Rogge

IOC made right move to drop wrestling: Jacques Rogge

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic programme and then include it in a shortlist for those Games was no mistake, IOC president Jacques Rogge said yesterday.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 5:10am

Crunch talks will map out future of games

Call it the perfect storm of Olympic politics. With sports leaders gathering in St Petersburg, Russia, this week for a global convention, three high-profile campaigns will be played out at the same time in an unusual confluence of issues that will set the tone for the future of the Olympic movement.

28 May 2013 - 5:39am

Olympics chief Rogge faces backlash over vote to eliminate wrestling

Wrestling may be facing a bleak Olympic future but it could have the last laugh at the International Olympic Committee's session in September in Buenos Aires.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:59am

Let's hope the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games

Hats off to IOC president Jacques Rogge. He clearly had been humming the national anthem of Great Britain in the back of his limo and when riding the lift to his hotel suite over the past two weeks.

13 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm

'London delivered on its promise'

The London Games succeeded in refreshing the Olympic brand by injecting enthusiasm as organisers delivered on their promise to create an event tailor-made for athletes, Jacques Rogge said last night.

Hours before the flame was extinguished at the stadium's cauldron during the Games closing ceremony, International Olympic Committee president Rogge said he was a happy man.

12 Aug 2012 - 9:59pm

Rogge fails to inspire generation touched by tragedy

The motto of these Games is 'inspire a generation' but there has been a volley of cries in London to remember the last. The call to do so is ringing painfully in the ears of IOC chief Jacques Rogge, a former Olympic sailor who has so far enjoyed plain sailing at these Games. Sure, there were white tops to the waves - security and seating - as the London Games navigated out of the harbour.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

Why I'm throwing my hat into the ring for the IOC president's job

Nine days into the 30th Summer Olympiad and there are differing opinions on what has been the highlight so far. But there is absolutely no question about what has been the lowlight. The gold medal for most pedantic and painfully boring performance was won almost before the Games began when the IOC president Jacques Rogge gave his address during the opening ceremonies.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Badminton legend Li Lingwei wins IOC seat

Former badminton world champion Li Lingwei of China never had the chance to compete at the Games during her playing career, but yesterday she won an Olympic 'gong' when she was elected a member of the organisation's governing body.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Naked truth about need for security

Napoleon's soldiers discovered the Rosetta Stone, the key to unlocking the ancient Egyptian language. It was bigger than I had expected and is one of the most popular artefacts at the British Museum, which has housed it since 1802.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legacy and money take back seat as big party begins

For just GBP6 (HK$72), it was a bargain. The hot weather and an urge to feel more streamlined like an athlete led me into an old-style barber shop near my hotel. It felt as if I had stepped into a Godfather movie.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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