Ex-IOC chief Rogge, of Belgium, receives honorary knighthood

Britain's Princess Anne presents Jacques Rogge with the insignia of a Knight Commander, Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

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LONDON – Former Olympics chief Jacques Rogge of Belgium received an honorary knighthood from Britain on Tuesday.

Princess Anne, Britain’s member of the International Olympic Committee, presented the award to Rogge at Buckingham Palace.

Rogge, the IOC president from 2001 to 2013, was honored for his service to the Olympics. Rogge, the IOC president from 2001 to 2013, was honored for his service to the Olympics.