Jacques Rogge

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The Count Rogge

Honorary President of the IOC[2]
In office
10 September 2013[1] – 29 August 2021
PresidentThomas Bach
Preceded byvacant, last held by Juan Antonio Samaranch (2010)
8th President of the IOC
In office
16 July 2001 – 10 September 2013
Preceded byJuan Antonio Samaranch
Succeeded byThomas Bach
Personal details
Born(1942-05-02)2 May 1942
Ghent, Belgium
Died29 August 2021(2021-08-29) (aged 79)
Deinze, Belgium
Spouse(s)Anne Rogge, Countess Rogge
ChildrenOne son, one daughter
Alma materUniversity of Ghent
ProfessionOrthopedic surgeon
Sports administrator

Jacques Jean Marie Rogge, Count Rogge (French: [ʒɑk ʁɔ.ge]; Dutch: [ˈrɔɣə]  ( listen); 2 May 1942 – 29 August 2021) was a Belgian sports administrator and physician. He was the eighth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 2001 to 2013. In 2013, the IOC announced that Rogge would become their Honorary President.

Rogge died on 29 August 2021 in Deinze, Belgium from problems caused by Parkinson's disease, aged 79.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FactSheet IOC Members" (PDF). Olympic.org. July 2014. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  2. "Count Jacques ROGGE - Comité Olympique et Interfédéral Belge, IOC Member since 1991". Olympic.org. 1942-05-02. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  3. "IOC announces passing of former IOC President Jacques Rogge". Olympics.com. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  4. Jacques Rogge: aimabel, onkreukbaar en met fair play in al zijn haarvaten