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IOC president at a glance

A look at Jacques Rogge, elected Monday as president of the International Olympic Committee:

NATIONALITY: Belgian.

AGE: 59.

PERSONAL: Married with two children.

LANGUAGES: Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish.

PROFESSION: Orthopedic surgeon.

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS: Competed in 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympics in sailing (Finn class). Sailing world champion and twice runner-up, 16 times Belgian champion. Played on national rugby team.

SPORTS ADMINISTRATION: President of the European Olympic Committees since 1989; vice president Association of National Olympic Committees; member of World Anti-Doping Agency council.

Key IOC posts: Member since 1991; member of the executive board since 1998; chairman of coordination commission for 2000 Sydney Games and 2004 Athens Games; vice chairman of medical commission; member of executive committee of reform panel.

Comments: "Mr. Clean" image and strong European support base offset relatively short spell within the IOC elite. Has said he wants to downsize the Games and restore their human face, saying they have become too big and costly. Won acclaim for role in success of Sydney Olympics but has harder task as coordinator for troubled Athens Games. Says top priority is the fight against doping.

_ AP

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