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    Key Post stories on the scandal involving charges that the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) won the right to host the 2002 Olympic Games by showering cash, gifts and other favors on members of the International Olympic Committee and their families. Highlights on this page include:

    Businessman Pleads Guilty in Olympic Probe
    Kenyan Is Fourth IOC Member to Resign
    IOC Executive Board Votes to Expel Six Members
    Sydney Official Offered Money on Eve of IOC Vote
    Top Officials of Salt Lake Bid Resign
    Swedish Town Says It Was Cheated Out of Games


    From Wednesday, August 4

    Businessman Pleads Guilty in Olympic Probe
    A Salt Lake City businessman agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor tax violation, the first criminal conviction in the federal investigation.

    From Friday, July 16

    Committee Reviews IOC Reforms
    Members of the USOC's Mitchell Commission said they were pleased that the IOC was considering reforms proposed by the commission.

    From Thursday, July 8

    Salt Lake Offers Budget Cuts
    A panel has suggested changes in the way the IOC chooses members, including democratic elections, terms of office and a lower age limit.

    From Wednesday, July 7

    Reform Panel Proposes Changes at IOC
    A panel has suggested changes in the way the IOC chooses members, including democratic elections, terms of office and a lower age limit.

    From Sunday, June 20

    Swiss Town Outraged Over Choice for '06 Games
    Some members of the Swiss delegation believe the choice of Turin, Italy as the site for the 2006 Games is punishment against Switzerland.

    From Friday, June 18

    IOC Member Chides U.S. for Recent Scandal
    A powerful IOC member from Mexico launched a sarcastic and bitter broadside against the United States during an IOC general session.

    From Thursday, June 17

    Samaranch Will Complete His Term
    International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch said he will serve out his term, which runs through 2001.

    From Tuesday, June 15

    Coles Loses Any Hope of Sydney Role
    Embattled Australian IOC member Phil Coles learned there is no support for him to be a part of the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.

    From Monday, June 14

    Coles Resigns From Sydney Committee
    Phil Coles of Australia resigned from the Sydney 2000 Organizing Committee but will retain his seat on the IOC.

    From Wednesday, May 5

    IOC Spares Member Kim Punishment in Scandal
    IOC officials have decided to drop the case against Un Yong Kim, the highest-ranking Olympic official implicated in the Salt Lake scandal.

    From Tuesday, May 4

    IOC Retains Right to Conduct Probes
    An ethics panel, which consists of three IOC members and five outsiders, has decided not to review several cases involving IOC officials.

    From Saturday, May 1

    SLOC Looking to Cut Back
    The head of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee outlined plans at a meeting Friday for $94 million in budget cuts.

    From Wednesday, April 21

    Sponsor Pushing for IOC Reforms
    The president of John Hancock, a major Olympic sponsor, has threatened not to renew his company's sponsorship contract after the 2000 Games.

    From Thursday, April 15

    Samaranch, IOC Take Heat in Senate Hearings
    Two members of the Senate Commerce Committee called for IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch to resign at hearings on Capitol Hill.

    From Wednesday, April 14

    Senate Committee's IOC Hearing Set to Start
    A Senate hearing to discuss the tax-exempt status for the IOC in the United States will start Wednesday.

    From Monday, April 12

    Mitchell Lauds Efforts by USOC to Reform
    George Mitchell praised the USOC for its reforms, but he said it was too early to assess the IOC's progress.

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