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Rogge: London Olympics are 'really very good'

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Aug. 8, 2012, 4:39 p.m. | Sports — by Associated Press

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, center, watches a men's hockey preliminary match between Belgium and New Zealand at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London.
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LONDON — IOC President Jacques Rogge says the London Olympics "are really very good games" so far, with four days of competition remaining. 

Rogge says the successful Britain team has been "very important" in lifting the mood of fans in the host nation.

Britain's tally of 22 gold medals by early Wednesday afternoon is its best performance since London hosted the games in 1908. The home team trails only China and the United States in the medal standings.

Rogge tells reporters that "all in all I would say these are really very good games and I'm a very happy man."

The IOC leader says he has attended 22 sports so far and will go to the four remaining on his list before the Olympics end Sunday. 

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