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Jacques Rogge retired as the President of International Olympic Committee

Jacques Rogge of Belgium on 10 September 2013 retired from the post of the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Sep 10, 2013 16:21 IST
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Jacques Rogge of Belgium on 10 September 2013 retired from the post of the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC). He has served IOC as its President from 6 July 2001 to 10 September 2013. He was the eighth President of IOC. He was succeeded by Thomas Bach of Germany.

About Jacques Rogge
• By profession, he was an Orthopaedic surgeon.
• He joined IOC as its member in 1991 and Executive Board member in 1998.

His sports career
• He competed in the yachting competitions at the Games of the Olympiad in Mexico in 1968, Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976.
• He was also a member of the Belgian National Rugby Team. Jacques Rogge has also served as the President of the Belgian National Olympic Committee from 1989 to 1992.
• He became President of the European Olympic Committee in 1989

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