Jacques Rogge

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Date of Birth May 2, 1942
Place of Birth Ghent, Belgium
Age 78 years old
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Jacques Rogge

Jacques Jean Marie Rogge, Count Rogge is a Belgian sports administrator and physician who served as the eighth President of the International Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2013. In 2013, the IOC announced that Rogge would become their Honorary President.

Born: May 2, 1942, Ghent, Belgium
Nationality: Belgian
Spouse(s): Anne Rogge, Countess Rogge
Children: One son, one daughter
Alma mater: University of Ghent
Profession: Orthopedic surgeon, Sports administrator
Religion: Roman Catholic
President: Thomas Bach
Preceded by: vacant, last held by Juan Antonio Samaranch (2010)
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About Jacques Rogge

Athlete and former Olympian who became the eighth president of the International Olympic Committee.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Ghent where he was trained as an orthopedic surgeon. He competed in yachting at the 1968, 1972, and 1976 Summer Olympics.


He was listed as No. 67 in Forbes Magazine's rankings of the 68 most powerful people in the world in 2011.

Family Life

He fathered two children with his wife Anne.


His duties as IOC president brought him into contact with many world leaders, including David Cameron.

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