Facebook Twitter

A brief look at Jacques Rogge

SHARE A brief look at Jacques Rogge

Facts about Jacques Rogge, candidate for the presidency of the International Olympic Committee:

Age: 59

Born and raised in Ghent, Belgium

Lives in Deinze, Belgium

Works as orthopedic surgeon in Ghent

Competed in sailing in three Olympics: Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976

Played on Belgian national rugby team

President of Belgian Olympic committee, 1989-92

Chef de mission of Belgian team at Winter Games in Innsbruck 1976 and Calgary 1988, and Summer Games in Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1984

President of European Olympic Committees since 1989

IOC member since 1991

Member of IOC executive board since 1998; chairman of coordination commissions for Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004; vice chairman of medical commission since 1994

Speaks Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish

Married since 1968 to Anne Bovjin; two children, Philippe, 31, and Caroline, 29

Outside interests include modern art