1942 – 2021
Jacques Rogge was the fifth President of the EOC (1989 – 2001). He died on 29 August 2021 at the age of 79.
Leading the Association for more than a decade, President Rogge launched the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in 1991 – a multisport event for Europe’s brightest young talents that is still going strong today.
After becoming IOC President in 2001, he introduced the Youth Olympic Games to the world, just one of the many legacies he will long be remembered for.