Jacques Rogge

IOC’s video tribute to Jacques Rogge


Thank you, President Jacques Rogge. That’s the title of a tribute video to the outgoing International Olympic Committee president played at the closing of the IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday. Rogge’s 12 years as president were up Tuesday. German Thomas Bach won a landslide vote to become the ninth IOC president. Rogge, a [more]

Thomas Bach elected as ninth IOC president


German Thomas Bach was voted the new president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday. Bach, 59, a 1976 Olympic champion for West Germany in team foil fencing, succeeds Jacques Rogge, whose term limit is up after an initial eight-year term followed by a second four-year term. “I know of the great responsibility of an IOC president,” Bach [more]

Tokyo wins 2020 Olympics over Istanbul, Madrid


The Games of the 32nd Olympiad will be in Tokyo. The Japanese capital won a final-round vote over Istanbul and will host an Olympics for the second time in 2020. Tokyo also held the Games in 1964. Tokyo, which billed its bid as “a safe pair of hands,” won with 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36 [more]