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Rogge: Vote will be 'close call'

Updated: October 29, 2002, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Facing intense lobbying from baseball and softball, IOC president Jacques Rogge predicted Tuesday that next month's vote on whether to drop the sports from the Olympics will be a "close call.''

Rogge also said New York City won't benefit from any Sept. 11 sympathy if chosen as the U.S. bidder for the 2012 games, and the IOC will wait until the end of next year -- at the earliest -- to start the next round of TV rights negotiations.

Rogge spoke in a conference call with reporters ...

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