Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has passed away at the age of 79, the IOC announced on August 29. "It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee announces the passing of former IOC President Count Jacques Rogge. He was 79 years old," said an IOC statement.
Rogge served as president from 2001 to 2013, overseeing three summer Games and three winter Games, as well as creating the Youth Olympics.
Rogge was a rugby player who represented his native Belgium on the national team. He also competed in sailing, representing Belgium at the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968, Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976.
The IOC said the Olympic flag will be flown at half-staff for five days at its headquarters and museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
国际奥委会的一份声明说：“国际奥委会非常悲伤地宣布前国际奥委会主席雅克·罗格伯爵去世。他享年 79 岁。”
罗格于 2001 年至 2013 年担任主席，负责监督三届夏季奥运会和三届冬季奥运会，并创建了青年奥运会。
罗格是一名榄球运动员，曾代表他的国家比利时出赛。他还曾参加帆船比赛，分别代表比利时参加了 1968 年墨西哥城奥运会、1972 年慕尼黑奥运会和 1976 年蒙特利尔奥运会帆船比赛。