IOC President, ROGGE is a man of passion, rigour and discretion, attributes he displayed throughout his sporting career as a sailor. Before rising to the key post that he occupies today, he was already perfectly familiar with the world of sport, being a keen sailor and rugby player. He was selected for the national rugby team and, as an outstanding sailor, won the Belgian championship 16 times. He also put his career as a doctor, and specialization as an orthopaedic surgeon, at the service of the sports world.
ROGGE competed in the Olympic Games three times: in Mexico City, Mexico in 1968; in Munich, Germany in 1972 and; in Montreal, Canada in 1976. Before being elected IOC President in July 2001, he was President of the Belgian National Olympic Committee (NOC) from 1989 to 1992, and President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) from 1989 to 2001.
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