POSTED: May 13th 2013
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HRH Prince Philippe and HRH Princess Mathilde visit IOC headquarters

(L to R) Mrs. Anne Rogge, IOC President Dr Jacques Rogge, HRH Prince Philippe and HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium at the IOC headquarters / IOC - Richard Juilliart
(L to R) Mrs. Anne Rogge, IOC President Dr Jacques Rogge, HRH Prince Philippe and HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium at the IOC headquarters / IOC - Richard Juilliart

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge received a formal visit in Lausanne at the IOC headquarters by HRH Prince Philippe and HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium today. Rogge’s 12-year term will come to an end at the 125th IOC Session this September.

Also present at the meeting were members of the Belgian National Olympic Committee, including President Pierre-Olivier Beckers and Secretary General Guido de Bondt.

Their Royal Highnesses were given a presentation on the Olympic Movement and a tour of the headquarters in Lausanne during their visit, and they each signed the IOC’s guestbook. The Olympic Museum was also on the agenda, though it is currently being accommodated on a boat on Lake Geneva while renovations are being carried out in its main building.

“It was a tremendous honour to welcome HRH Prince Philippe and HRH Princess Mathilde to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne,” Rogge said. “They are both great sports fans and have long supported sporting initiatives in Belgium, and it was a pleasure to speak with them on the many initiatives undertaken by the Olympic Movement at grassroots and elite levels.”        


Keywords · Jacques Rogge · Anne Rogge · Prince Philippe · Princess Mathilde · IOC · Olympics · Lausanne


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