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Rogge praises 'excellent' Beijing organisation

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge on Saturday praised the "excellent" organisation of the Beijing Games.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2008 22:14 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge on Saturday praised the "excellent" organisation of the Beijing Games.

Rogge said the fact the IOC's Executive Board had finished their two-day meeting early was an indication of Beijing's success.

"This is a clear sign of the excellent organisation of these games," Rogge told reporters.

Rogge also said that he had visited the athletes' Olympic village, and had spoken to many competitors who praised the facilities there.

"By all accounts, especially by the athletes, this is the best ever Olympic village ... It is really outstanding," he said.

Beijing finished many of the key venues months ahead of schedule, a far cry from the previous Games in Athens in 2004 that was dogged by poor organisation.