Rogge ‘happy’ with Turin Games

TURIN, Italy (AP) Jacques Rogge loved the sports action, the venues, the athletes’ performances. Just don’t ask him to grade the Turin Games. The International Olympic Committee president gave his definitive verdict in his speech at Sunday night’s closing ceremony, but he provided a hint beforehand to Turin organizing committee chief Valentino Castellani. “I can say Mr. Castellani will be pleased by what he hears,” Rogge said at a news conference. “The IOC is happy with the games, very satisfied.” “Security worked extremely well, the athletes are happy,” he added. “They were definitely games that pleased the athletes. The competitions were at a very high level.”