Meeting the most powerful man in world sport
17th January 2012
London 2012 will Jacques Rogge's last Olympic Games as President of the IOC. Sonali met up with him at the Youth Olympic Games in Austria to talk about his legacy...
''Most people around the world know him as the man who opens the Olympic Games. He is a man whose role dictates that he "declares" and "announces" and he looks fittingly stern, yet when I met Jacques Rogge on the first day of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, he was anything but. Instead, the president of the International Olympic Committee proved warm and welcoming in the freezing but stunning setting of Seefeld. These Olympic Games for teens are his brainchild and something he has been working on since taking over the IOC presidency in 2001.''