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09 Jun 2005
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Put your questions to the IOC President

On Tuesday 14 June, Jacques Rogge, IOC President, will be the guest of the Agora at the Olympic Museum. This will be an evening to find out more about the life journey of a man with the highest responsibilities in sport.

Responses to the questions on
The opportunity for web surfers to submit their questions to the President has now come to an end. The responses to the chosen questions will be published on Thursday 17 June.

Who is the IOC President?
Who is the President of the International Olympic Committee? A man of passion, rigour and discretion. 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 specialisation as an orthopaedic surgeon, at the service of the sports world.

Three times at the Olympic Games
Jacques Rogge competed in the Olympic Games three times (Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972 and Montreal 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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