56 Total Quotes

Jacques Rogge Quotes

Our world today is in need of peace, tolerance and brotherhood. The values of the Olympic Games can deliver these to us. May the Games be held in peace, in the true spirit of the Olympic Truce. Athletes of the 80 national Olympic committees, show us that sport unites by overcoming national, political, religious and language barriers. You can show us a world we all long for.
Jacques Rogge
#Brotherhood

I think there will be a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of passion. Italy will definitely unite around the games, I have no doubt about that.
Jacques Rogge
#Enthusiasm

We are still in the preliminary phases of the general outlook of the torch relay but the route is not yet defined. The practical circumstances of the torch relay and the whole format is still under discussion.
Jacques Rogge
#General

We are fully confident about China's capacity in holding grand sports events, and believe Beijing Olympic will achieve great success. And we are also convinced that the Chinese is capable in holding large-scale international event,
Jacques Rogge
#Events

I'm looking forward to seeing the National Games, which are always of the high quality. I remember very well of the opening ceremony in Guangzhou four years ago and I expect something that is very, very spectacular,
Jacques Rogge
#Games

I am confident a solution can be found which will, on the one hand, respect the legislation and, on the other, ensure the Games are workable.
Jacques Rogge
#Legislation

I declare the 20th Winter Games closed. I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now in Vancouver, to celebrate the 21st Olympic Winter Games.
Jacques Rogge
#Games

I declare the Games of the 28th Olympiad closed and, in accordance with tradition, I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now at Beijing to celebrate with us there the Games of the 29th Olympiad,
Jacques Rogge
#Games

Show us that sport unites by overcoming national, political, religious and language barriers. You can show us a world we all long for.
Jacques Rogge
#Language

The journey of the flame is what brings the Games closer to society and allows society to take part in the Games.
Jacques Rogge
#Games

They gave standing ovations to every single athlete.
Jacques Rogge
#Athlete

You have to know what's happening in the locker rooms, you have to know what's happening at the grass-roots level. That's the best way to work.
Jacques Rogge
#Grass

I think the net is the tightest we can have. We are testing in and out of competition. We are testing in the (athletes') village, outside the village and in other countries where there are training camps. This is a control that is worldwide, not just in Piedmont or Italy.
Jacques Rogge
#Competition

My personal advice: lifetime – no. It should allow for the rehabilitation of an athlete. This is a common principle of due justice.
Jacques Rogge
#Advice

Then would still come, of course, the second part. The sports movement would have to convince the governments.
Jacques Rogge
#Sports

I declare the Games of the 28th Olympiad closed and, in accordance with tradition, I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now at Beijing to celebrate with us there the Games of the 29th Olympiad.
Jacques Rogge
#Games

I think the net is the tightest we can have. We are testing in and out of competition. We are testing in the [athletes'] village, outside the village and in other countries where there are training camps. This is a control that is worldwide, not just in Piedmont or Italy.
Jacques Rogge
#Competition

The indications from broadcasters are indeed positive and reinforce our commitment to making the Olympic Games available on free-to-air to as many people as possible.
Jacques Rogge
#Commitment

The figures demonstrate that worldwide interest in the Olympic Winter Games is high.
Jacques Rogge
#Games

In October I predicted intelligent solutions would be found, and I believe intelligent solutions were found. The law is not an obstacle to a very good doping control. The IOC will have full control of the testing.
Jacques Rogge
#Law

Organizing the Games is never easy. But I am glad the fundamentals are sound.
Jacques Rogge
#Games

We are very pleased with the preparations. Like any Games, the final stretch of days is the most difficult one.
Jacques Rogge
#Games

We know of course that ... co-operation will have to be renewed with the federal government because of your elections. As soon as a new government is in place, the links will be made and improved, but definitely I think everything is okay.
Jacques Rogge
#Elections

Sponsorship is really a record in Vancouver and the economy being very hot, that means construction prices are soaring. That means also that profits of the companies are soaring and one might compensate the other.
Jacques Rogge
#Economy

It's an international problem, it's not just the NHL. There is a lot of betting where there is an influence on sports results. There have been issues on betting on football (soccer), there have been issues of betting in tennis, there might be issues in other sports.
Jacques Rogge
#Influence

This has been reduced to just one single body - The International Olympic committee.
Jacques Rogge
#Body

I think that it is very top quality. ... I tested my mattress this morning.
Jacques Rogge
#Quality

Everything is in place to have a peaceful Games.
Jacques Rogge
#Games

I'm very happy with the way the elections have been handled ... putting the interests of the IOC before personal interests.
Jacques Rogge
#Elections

Not all sports are indispensable for the Olympic program, we know that.
Jacques Rogge
#Sports