Doha, Qatar - IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge attended the 105-kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships today and he told IronMind® that he has firsthand experience with the sport.
IOC president Dr. Jacques Rogge told IronMind® that he used weightlifting as part of his training "for both sports," sailing and rugby. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Dr. Rogge, an Olympian in sailing, also distinguished himself on the rugby field, and he told IronMind® that he used weightlifting as part of his training for both sports. Modestly, the ever-gracious International Olympic Committee president said that the snatch required "more technique and balance," but that he saw the clean and jerk as more as test of "brute force," so that he naturally did better in it than in the snatch.