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China may thrive with Games status

China's budding love affair with cricket could take off if the International Cricket Council decides to push boundaries by getting Twenty20 into the 2020 Olympic Games.

Sunday, 19 June, 2011, 12:00am

Making a big impression

Visiting Olympic supremo Dr Jacques Rogge will have plenty to digest after being treated to another vintage display of festival spirit and fine rugby at a packed Hong Kong Stadium yesterday

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Rogge to award gold

International Olympic Committee president Dr Jacques Rogge will present the gold medals to the winners of the men's rugby sevens competition on Sunday.

Rogge's appearance will be highly appropriate as it will be the first time that sevens will be played in a multi-sport games since it was accepted as an Olympic medal sport.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

US, Europe still ahead of Asia, says Rogge

Asian athletes were making giant strides on the international stage but were unlikely to topple the traditional superpowers at the London Games in 2012, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said yesterday.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Jacques Rogge will have plenty to think about on his long flight home

Oh, to be a fly on the wall beside Jacques Rogge's first-class seat as his aircraft leaves Beijing today.

The air has been so clear he'll be able to spot the Olympic Green below and the Bird's Nest and Water Cube - just two of the arenas that have dazzled the world these past 17 days. Aircraft, with their soothing jet engine-hum, are an ideal setting for reflection.

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Newspaper admits error in Rogge's inclusion in protest letter

A British newspaper has blamed an editing error for the inclusion of the International Olympic Committee chief's name in a letter urging China to intervene in Sudan's Darfur crisis.

The news editor of The Independent, Julian Coman, said the error, which appeared on the paper's front page, was made by an editor.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Rogge shrugs off criticism

IOC president Jacques Rogge has shrugged off increasing criticism of Beijing's dire pollution levels from within his organisation by claiming next year's games pose no more of a threat to health than several other recent host cities.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


Fireworks light up the night sky above the Nanjing Olympic Sports Stadium during last night's opening ceremony for the 10th National Games. The ceremony, attended by many notables in the fields of sport and politics, marked the official start of the games, which have already been in competition for several days. A crowd of 60,000 witnessed the spectacle.

13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Olympic spirit

New recruits pose in front of a logo for the Beijing Olympic Volunteer Programme yesterday as the city kicked off the project, hoping to find 100,000 to help in staging the 2008 Games. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said volunteers would follow millions in a Games tradition.

6 Jun 2005 - 12:00am