09/03/2012 01:10 EDT | Updated 11/03/2012 05:12 EDT

IOC President Jacques Rogge to have hip replacement surgery this week

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - IOC President Jacques Rogge will have hip replacement surgery this week.

The International Olympic Committee calls the operation "routine" and says the 70-year-old Belgian will be discharged from the hospital after a few days.

No other details were given.

Rogge was elected IOC president in 2001, succeeding Juan Antonio Samaranch. He will step down when his term ends in September 2013.