JACQUES ROGGE

  • Political influence impinges on every sporting event December 19, 2013

    Berlin: The year 2013 may prove to be a watershed for sports politics with every major event and decision during the last 12 months impacted by lawmakers. Whether it was the presence of prime ministers and royalty at the International Olympic Committee vote for the 2020 summer Games or FIFA blaming...
  • CSI slams IOA officials for objecting IOC directive August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Clean Sports India, a movement for corruptionfree sports in the country, on Monday lashed out at Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officials for objecting to IOC's directive to bar chargesheeted persons from contesting elections, saying that their "bankrupt arguments" have totally exposed them. The CSI said that it has sent...
  • IOC must explain Games benefits to Brazilians, says Rogge July 10, 2013

    Berne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must make an effort to explains the benefits of hosting the 2016 Olympics to sceptical Brazilians, the organisation's president Jacques Rogge said on Wednesday. Brazil was rocked by a wave of protests when it staged last month's Confederations Cup soccer tournament, considered a dry run...
  • India's joint meeting with IOC postponed to May 15 April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The muchanticipated joint meeting between representatives of the suspended IOA, the Sports Ministry and the International Olympic Committee, to find a way in resolving the issues that led to India's ban from the Olympics, has been postponed from May 7 to May 15. Sports Secretary PK Deb informed that...
  • Wrestling pledges changes but running out of time March 7, 2013

    Berlin: Wrestling will implement a string of immediate changes as the sport seeks to win back its Olympic spot with time fast running out, acting international federation (FILA) president Nenad Lalovic said on Thursday. Lalovic, speaking after a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge in Lausanne, said he...
  • IOC warns IOA of possible disaffiliation November 23, 2012

    In a letter to the Indian Olympic Association, the International Olympic Committee threatened to disaffiliate the national sports body if it followed government guidelines in the upcoming polls....
  • IOC warns IOA of possible ban if Sport Code is followed in polls November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist to controversial elections of the IOA, the International Olympic Committee on Friday warned of a possible ban on the national sports body if government regulations are followed in its poll on December 5. In a joint letter to Indian Olympic Association acting president Vijay Kumar...
  • Doping crackdown is working, says IOC's Rogge July 27, 2012

    London: The crackdown on doping offenders in the runup to the London Olympics has been a success after testers caught more than a 100 athletes using performanceenhancing drugs in recent months, IOC President Jacques Rogge said on Friday. Hours before the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Games, Rogge said the International...
  • London Olympics will be challenging: Phelps July 27, 2012

    London: Michael Phelps was given the full rock star treatment when he arrived for his first formal news conference at the London Olympics on Thursday. The main auditorium at the media centre was packed to overflowing as the American drew more inquisitors than even International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge. Clean shaven...
  • IOC remembers athletes killed in Munich 1972 July 23, 2012

    London: International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge paid tribute to the 11 Israeli team members who were killed at the 1972 Munich Games at a ceremony at the Athletes Village in London on Monday. Rogge, who on Saturday had ruled out marking the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre at the...
  • IOC rules out Munich massacre commemoration July 22, 2012

    London: The IOC has ruled out marking the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre at the London Olympics opening ceremony but will visit the airfield where some Israeli team members were killed, it said on Saturday. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge rejected calls for an official commemoration of the 1972...
  • IOC's Rogge says he trusts Brazil on Games security October 23, 2009

    Ancient Olympia Greece): Brazil will find ways to ensure the safety of Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said on Thursday, after an outbreak of violence raised questions over the Games' security. Thirtythree people have died since violence between rival gangs of drug...
  • Brazil's economic muscle, Lula behind Rio's win October 3, 2009

    Copenhagen: Rio de Janeiro, rank outsiders a year ago, on Friday became the first South American city to be awarded the Olympics, winning the 2016 Games thanks to the eloquence of President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and some newfound economic muscle. A year ago Rio looked a most unlikely winner. Weak...
  • Rio wins the right to host 2016 Olympic Games October 2, 2009

    Copenhagen: The 2016 Games are going to Rio de Janeiro. Finally, South America gets an Olympics. In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise finalist Madrid, which got a big helping hand from a very influential friend. Chicago was knocked out in...
  • Slowdown won't hit London Olympics: Rogge November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: So much has changed in the world since London took over as the official Olympic hosts at the closing ceremony in Beijing, but unlike some big corporates around the world, the Olympic movement is confident it can survive the carnage. The head of the Olympic Association in London, Jacques...
  • IOC chief Rogge closes Beijing Olympics August 24, 2008

    Beijing: International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge declared the Beijing Olympics officially closed Sunday bringing down the curtain on a glittering 16day long sports extravaganza. "These were truly exceptional Games!" said Rogge at the end of the first Olympics organised by China. The Beijing Olympics, which opened on August 8, saw...
  • Bolt an immature icon, Rogge insists August 24, 2008

    Beijing: International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge stuck by his criticism of treble gold medallist Usain Bolt Sunday, although he did acknowledge the Jamaican's world recordsetting exploits had made him an icon of the Beijing Games. Rogge, 65, had chided the gangly sprinter for his exuberant victory celebrations, urging him to...
  • IOC chief Rogge expects '3040' positive drug tests August 7, 2008

    Beijing: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge admitted on Thursday that the Beijing Games could yield up to 40 positive drugs tests. "I expect there to be between 3040 positive tests based on an extrapolation from Athens in 2004 where there were 26 from 3,500 tests and here there will...
  • Rogge made no deal on Internet censorship: Official August 2, 2008

    Beijing: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge made no deal with Beijing Olympic organisers over Internet censorship, a senior IOC official said on Saturday. Kevan Gosper, an IOC executive board member, said he had been personally assured in a meeting with Rogge that no deal to block controversial websites had...