11 May 2012

Rogge oversees his last torch-lighting ceremony

11:03 am on 11 May 2012

The IOC president Jacques Rogge has overseen his sixth and final Olympic Games torch-lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia.

But the 70-year-old Belgian surgeon, who took over the IOC in 2001 with the body reeling from the Salt Lake City Games corruption scandal, says there'll be no pangs of nostalgia because he never looks back.

Rogge has restored the IOC's image, and steered it safely through the credit crisis, at the same time considerably boosting its finances.

The London Games will be his last in charge before the election of his successor during the IOC session in Buenos Aires next year.