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Jacques Rogge—The Quest for New Olympic Values

  • Roger Vanmeerbeek
  • Thierry Zintz
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Abstract

Jacques Rogge chaired the IOC and was a key actor of the Olympic Movement for 12 years (2001–2013). Observers consider that his presidency would be one putting all efforts on Olympic values and ethics. He faced the growing professionalization of sport, worldwide economic crisis, climate changes, the power of media and many other challenges like doping, betting, match fixing and the gigantism of the Games. Rogge’s signature management clearly appeared at the end of his presidency: the IOC, which is at the heart of a complex system, requires the strategic vision provided by its commissions and the solid management provided by the Olympic administration in order to safeguard new values.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Faculté des Sciences de la MotricitéLouvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (LouRIM), Université catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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