Jacques Rogge

The Olympic Legacy: Fact or Fiction?

Chris Mayhew | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Sport
Chris Mayhew

The phrase 'Olympic legacy' has been reverberating around the ears of every British citizen, and by now it is beginning to make a bit of a racket. And as we arrive at the one year anniversary of what was an awe-inspiring event and survey the scene, everyday inhabitants of this fantastic island are forced to question the reality of said legacy.

Unequal Olympics: An Open Letter to Jacques Rogge

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Peter G Tatchell

The Olympics ought to be open to everyone, based solely on merit and without discrimination. There should be no divisions or exclusions, with equal opportunities for all competitors, regardless of their background. Any country that discriminates in sport against women or minorities should be disqualified from the 2016 Olympics.

Jacques Rogge's Opening Ceremony Speech - Bombast and Cliché from the Belgian Anti-Boris

Joe Lennard | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Joe Lennard

It is with a heavy heart that I refrain from waxing lyrical about Friday's Olympic opening ceremony. It has been done countless times already by far more qualified writers than me. My comparative lack of lexical flair will only detract from the sentiments I wish to convey.

Munich Widows Furious After Olympic Chief Refuses Minute's Silence

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

Widows of the athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics have expressed their fury and frustration that no minute's silence will be held at the Londo...

Jacques Rogge, You Have Let Terror Win Today

Dermot Kehoe | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics
Dermot Kehoe

When Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, stretched out her hands to Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, and begged him to hold a minute's silence, he refused. "My hands are tied" he said. "No," Ankie replied: "Your hands are not tied. My husband's hands were tied, so were here his feet, when he was murdered. That was having your hands tied."

Olympic President's Surprise Memorial

The Huffington Post | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

The President of the International Olympic Committee has held a surprise minute’s silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli a...