Jacques Rogge Re-elected IOC President

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Jacques Rogge has been re-elected president of the International Olympic Committee for a final four-year term.

The 67-year-old Belgian, who has served as IOC president since 2001, was the only candidate in Friday's election.

Rogge needed a simple majority in the vote, and the IOC voted 88-1 in favor of his re-election.

Rogge said after the vote that "you have given me a great honor. We have accomplished a lot together."

Brazilian IOC member Joao Havelange asked that the vote be done simply by acclamation, but Rogge insisted on a secret ballot.

Rogge was elected the IOC's eighth president in July 2001, defeating three other candidates and taking over from Juan Antonio Samaranch after 21 years in charge.

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