Rogge Will Seek 2nd Term
No surprise here: Jacques Rogge will run for a second term as president of the International Olympic Committee.
From the Associated Press:
No other candidates are expected, with Rogge, 66, virtually assured of being re-elected next October at the IOC general assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Rogge was elected as the IOC's eighth president in July 2001 in Moscow, succeeding Juan Antonio Samaranch.
"He's going to do four more years," French IOC member Jean Claude-Killy told The Associated Press. "Why not? He has done a very good job. I see absolutely no reason to change whatsoever."
As president, Rogge has overseen four Olympics -- the Winter Games in 2002 (Salt Lake City) and 2006 (Turin), and the Summer Olympics in 2004 (Athens) and Beijing. A second term would take him through the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
During his first term, Rogge has pursued a hard line on doping, created the Youth Olympic Games and pushed through changes in the sports program, including the dropping of softball and baseball.
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