Jaques Rogge: a decade that will define his legacy

Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, is due to leave his role in 2013, but it is the years – and Olympic Games - immediately before and after that will determine his place in the Olympic pantheon.

4 September 2012 Michael Long
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Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, is due to leave his role in 2013, but it is the years – and Olympic Games – immediately before and after that will determine his place in the Olympic pantheon. JACQUES ROGGE: A DECADE THAT WILL DEFINE HIS LEGACY By David Cushnan COVER STORY | OLYMPICS SportsPro Magazine | 51 Jacques Rogge, a former Belgian national team rugby player and Olympic sailor, was elected as the eighth president of the International Olympic Committee in 2001. It is a role that has required him to play politician, businessman, construction expert, diplomat and facilitator over the past decade. The next, with the Games returning to Russia and Korea and visiting South America for the first time, will determine how his chapter reads in the story of the Olympic movement  50 2011 08 David Cushnan {filedir_26}SportsProMag_issue35_50-52.pdf [26376] [sportspro_august_2011] SportsPro August 2011