Jacques Rogge, then president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), speaks at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: DPA
Jacques Rogge, then president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), speaks at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: DPA

Former IOC president Jacques Rogge, ‘remarkable sportsman, guardian of fair play’, dead at 79

  • Belgian political class pays tribute to ‘accomplished president’
  • Rogge was the eighth president of the IOC, from 2001 to 2013

Jacques Rogge, then president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), speaks at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: DPA
Jacques Rogge, then president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), speaks at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: DPA
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