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The WBC mourns the passing of Jacques Rogge

The WBC mourns the passing of Jacques Rogge

The WBC is deeply saddened by the death of the Belgian Jacques Rogge at the age of 79, former President of the International Olympic Committee.

From Belgium, Jacques Rogge, held the Presidency of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for twelve years (2001-2013). He participated three times in the Olympic Games as an athlete, in 1968, 1972 and 1976.

“Jacques was instrumental in helping modernize and transform the IOC. He will remain in our memory and our hearts, for having encouraged the participation of sport among young people and for having created the Youth Olympic Games. He was also a steadfast defender of clean sport and a promoter of the fight against doping”, recalled Thomas Bach, the current President of the IOC.

The President of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaimán and all the people affiliated with the WBC Worldwide Family, mourn this irreparable loss. We send our deepest condolences to Mr. Rogge’s family and friends.

Jacques was a great man who leaves us a wonderful and lasting legacy.

May he rest in peace.

 

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