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Warm welcome for IOC President Dr Jacques Rogge

South Africa afforded International Olympic Committee President Dr Jacques Rogge a warm welcome in Durban on Monday following his arrival in South Africa for the hosting of the 123rd IOC Session from 4-9 July. Highlight of the Session, to be attended by numerous sporting celebrities, politicians and royalty, will be the announcing, on Wednesday 6 July, of the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The three cities bidding for the privilege are Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Korea), drawn by lot in that particular order. On hand to welcome Dr Rogge was Dr Sam Ramsamy, IOC Executive Board member as well as a member of South African Olympic governing body SASCOC.

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