Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

'Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cécile Duflot ruffles some feathers

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Media accused of pro-protester bias in Ferguson

Read more

DEBATE

The Murderous Lure of Jihad: Tackling ISIS and its Worldwide Recruitment (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

The Murderous Lure of Jihad: Tackling ISIS and its Worldwide Recruitment

Read more

FOCUS

Republicans block Obama's bid to hike minimum wage

Read more

WEB NEWS

Calls for ISIS media blackout after execution of James Foley

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users divided over Darren Wilson

Read more

  • Fear of Ebola sky-high among Air France workers

    Read more

  • US says Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Read more

  • Malaysia mourns as remains of MH17 victims arrive home

    Read more

  • Hollande is ‘nobody’s president’ says former French minister

    Read more

  • Reporter’s IS captors taunted family, asked for €100m ransom

    Read more

  • Two US Ebola patients leave hospital ‘virus-free’

    Read more

  • Turkey’s Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PM

    Read more

  • US reaches historic $16.7bn settlement with Bank of America

    Read more

  • Special report: Supplying Ukraine’s soldiers on the front line

    Read more

  • Israeli air strike kills three top Hamas commanders

    Read more

  • France delivered arms to Syrian rebels, Hollande confirms

    Read more

  • Tensions high in Yemen as Shiite rebel deadline looms

    Read more

  • Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWII

    Read more

  • French village rallies behind besieged elderly British couple

    Read more

  • Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies at 81

    Read more

IOC rules out ending the torch relay

Latest update : 2008-04-08

Despite the controversial stops in London and Paris, IOC president Jacques Rogge said he is not considering ending the torch relay.

The International Olympic Committee is not considering ending the torch relay, IOC president Jacques Rogge told France 3 television station on Tuesday.

When asked about the possibility of the torch relay being stopped, Rogge said: "It's a false rumour. There is no discussion underway on the matter and we do not envisage such a scenario.

 

"We will of course analyse the route of the torch since the beginning, from Olimpia to Paris although the next stage is San Francisco. That's what we are doing and we will make regular evaluations."

However Rogge emphasised: "We are not in the dynamic of stopping (the relay)."

After a controversial stop in London and with the carrying of the torch turning into chaos in Paris on Monday, many had predicted discussions within the Olympic movement of the possible ending of the relay.

Date created : 2008-04-08

COMMENT(S)