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  •   Key Olympic Scandal Stories From Dec. 1998

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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:

    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, December 30

    USOC Begins Salt Lake Probe
    Former Senate majority leader George Mitchell calls the allegations disturbing and promises a prompt and thorough investigation.

    From Monday, December 28

    Salt Lake Olympics Are Probed
    Four separate investigations are underway into how Salt Lake City won the 2002 Winter Games.

    From Thursday, December 24

    U.S. Opens Probe of SLOC Fraud, Bribery Charges
    The Justice Department opens its criminal investigation.

    From Wednesday, December 23

    Mitchell to Head One Probe of Bribery Scandal
    Former Senate majority leader George Mitchell will head a USOC investigation into the bribery and plans to submit a report by Feb. 28.

    Wednesday, December 16

    Olympic Glory Starting to Fade in Salt Lake
    The flurry of bad publicity comes at a particularly bad time for Salt Lake City, where Olympics preparations are in full swing.

    From Monday, December 14

    Utah Will Keep 2002 Winter Games Despite Probe
    IOC head Juan Antonio Samaranch says there is "no possibility" Salt Lake would be stripped of the 2002 Games.

    From Sunday, December 13

    Top IOC Official Alleges Bribery
    A senior IOC official says vote-buying has been part of every successful bid process since Atlanta's quest for the 1996 Games.


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