Rogge: Talks needed with FIFA to avoid 2022 clash

AP, Thursday 13 Jan 2011

IOC President Jacques Rogge says the Olympic body and FIFA should hold "sensible discussions" to avoid a clash between the 2022 Winter Olympics and World Cup if the Qatar tournament is switched from the summer to winter months

Jacques Rogge

Rogge says relations with Sepp Blatter are "excellent" after the FIFA president called him to apologize for making derogatory comments about the IOC last week.

Rogge also hailed progress in negotiations with the U.S.

Olympic Committee on a new revenue-sharing deal and said the IOC will begin talks soon with American broadcasters seeking to bid for the next set of broadcast rights.

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