ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – A delegation of international sports administrators led by the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Mr. Jacques Rogge, will pay a one-day visit to Grenada on Sunday March 16th.

Mr. Rogge, who is on a swing through the Caribbean where he is expected to officially open the Headquarters of the Barbados Olympic Association, will arrive here on Sunday morning where he will be introduced to the executive of the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC).

The delegation, which also includes the President of the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO), Mario Vazquez Rana, will also meet with Governor General Sir Daniel Williams and a special meeting with the Minister of Sports, Presidents and General Secretaries of National Sport Organisations, the Media and Sports Enthusiasts at the Grenada National Stadium.

The IOC’s President, who is visiting Grenada for the first time, is also expected to meet with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell at a special luncheon in his honour at the Rex Grenadian Hotel shortly before his departure.

Mr. Rogge will be also be accompanied by his wife, Anne Rogge, and his Personal Assistant Ms. Yasmine Braeckevelt, among others.

Jacques Rogge is the eighth IOC President, elected on July 16, 2001 at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow.

Born on May 2, 1942 in Ghent, Belgium, Jacques Rogge is married and has two children. By profession, he is an orthopaedic surgeon. In the course of his sports career, he competed in the yachting competitions at the Games of the Olympiad in Mexico in 1968, Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976. He was also a member of the Belgian national rugby team.

Jacques Rogge served as President of the Belgian National Olympic Committee from 1989 to 1992. He became President of the European Olympic Committees in 1989, IOC member in 1991 and Executive Board member in 1998.

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