POSTED: April 7th 2011

Rogge satisfied with revival of talks over London 2012 cash squabble

Jacques Rogge: press conference at SportAccord / lake images
Jacques Rogge: press conference at SportAccord / lake images

KEIR RADNEDGE at SportAccord / Sports Features Communications

LONDON, Apr 07: Jacques Rogge has welcomed the revival of talks between the British Olympic Association and the London 2012 organisers over the row concerning how and when to split a Games surplus.

The BOA has withdrawn its appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the ceo’s of the two bodies – Andy Hunt and Paul Deighton – are understood to have reopened discussions.

Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee which held an executive board meeting this week at SportAccord in London, said: “We are pleased to see there are talks and we hope for a good solution.”

Reviewing other EB business, Rogge said that six new events had been confirmed for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games but decisions on others had been delayed because further information was needed about extra capacity for athletes and spectators. Rogge said: “I expect a report by mid-May.”

No discussion had been held about United States television rights and progress was being made on anti-corruption discussions after a special conference in Lausanne earlier this year.

Keywords · SportAccord · IOC · Rogge

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