IOC President to Step Down

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.