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The world's two biggest sporting events are crossing paths prior to the World Cup championship final. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge congratulated South Africa on an "outstanding success" as host of the football World Cup. Rogge met with South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Saturday, and said all of Africa should be proud about the continent's first World Cup.
Jacques Rogge, IOC President, said, "I had the great honour to pay a courtesy call to the president, and I was able to congratulate the president for the outstanding success of this World Cup, after a very successful Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Championship, you now have achieved a great effort and a great result in something that will be remember for a very long time, something that can make all Africa proud, and the entire sports movement is of course very happy about that."