Key Olympic Scandal Stories From Dec. 1998
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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