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Rogge reflects on IOC presidency

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has reflected on his leadership ahead of the body’s presidential elections on Tuesday.

The 71-year-old Belgian has spent 12 years as Olympic head, and will hand over his presidency to one of six candidates on September 10 at the IOC session currently taking place in Buenos Aires.

At his final solo press conference yesterday, Rogge was asked whether he enjoyed his term: "Not always. Was it exciting? Definitely. Was it a privilege? Of course it was, but you have good and bad moments. Overall, the fact I could describe six Olympic Games and two Youth Games as being successful is the biggest reward I can have."

The IOC will also elect a host city – either Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo – for the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, as well as naming a sport from either baseball-softball, squash and wrestling to join the Olympic programme from 2020 on Sunday.