IOC chief Rogge re-elected until 2013

Last Updated: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 13:56

Copenhagen: Jacques Rogge was re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee for a second term until 2013.

Rogge, who ran unopposed, took over in 2001 from Juan Antonio Samaranch as the eighth president of the IOC since the organisation was founded in 1894, two years before the first modern Games in Athens.

"We have accomplished a lot together. I am proud of our record of accomplishment for the past eight years," Rogge said after winning 88 of the total 92 votes. There was one vote against Rogge and three abstentions.

"We will continue to deliver outstanding Games, we will safeguard and strengthen our assets. We will be staunch allies for the athletes and continue the fight against doping."

Rogge took over the IOC at a sensitive time when the organisation was wounded by the Salt Lake City 2002 Games corruption scandal involving bribes in return for votes from members.

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First Published: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 13:56

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