PARIS -- The head of the Olympic organizing committee said Monday he was concerned the protests against the Beijing Games went against the spirit of the games.
Jacques Rogge told a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Beijing protests against China at Olympic torch processions were "not compatible with the values of the torch relay or the Olympic Games," and said the committee "called for a rapid, peaceful resolution of Tibet," the BBC said.
Protests erupted at several Olympic-related events in the aftermath of a security response by Chinese authorities against demonstrations by Tibetan activists opposing Chinese rule.
The BBC said Rogge's comments are significant because he made his remarks in Beijing.
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