Olympics on track, despite protests: IOC chief

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has insisted that the Beijing Games were on track as he sought to draw a line under a week overshadowed by worldwide protests linked to Tibet. As the Olympic flame reached Buenos Aires, the IOC executive board discussed whether future relays should be curtailed to avert demonstrations similar to those seen in London, Paris and San Francisco in recent days. The protests were just one of the issues that distracted the IOC, along with Chinese allegations that terrorists planned to kidnap athletes and a global debate over a possible boycott of the Beijing Games.

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