1. ‘MR. CLEAN’

    IOC President to Step Down

    LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - JULY 04:  IOC President Jacques Rogge, looks on during a press conference following Buenos Aires announcement as the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018 winning city on July 4, 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC Extraordinary Session held on the two days will allow IOC members to follow the 2020 summer Olympics candidate cities bids, the IOC presidential candidates briefing, and will elect the host city of the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018.  (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

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    After ushering in a new era of stability to the International Olympic Committee, President Jacques Rogge will be stepping down next Tuesday. Rogge took over as president in 2001 when the IOC was in the midst of one of its worst ethics scandals to date. “I hope that people, with time, will consider that I did a good job for the IOC,” Rogge told the Associated Press. The 71-year-old orthopedic surgeon and former Olympian earned the nickname “Mr. Clean” for enforcing a “zero-tolerance policy” on the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The incumbent’s successor will be chosen through a secret ballot on September 10.  

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