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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:48 AM

21. the host side of the Olympics, Salt Lake, kicked out some in the scandal and

brought in Romney (or he went to them) but what about the side that took the bribes, the IOC?

As a result of the investigation, ten members of the IOC were expelled and another ten were sanctioned. This was the first expulsion or sanction for corruption in the more than a century the IOC had existed. Although nothing strictly illegal had been done,


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_bid_scandal#Scandal

Nothing ILLEGAL ?? A blast from the past is in order:

More usually known as home of the Mormon religion, Salt Lake City has been reeling over the allegations that officials from its bid Committee used expensive gifts and sex to persuade the IOC to hold the Games in Utah. "Incentives", including college and athletic scholarships for relatives of IOC members, free medical insurance and other gifts are all said to have been used to try to clinch that particular race. On American TV, the Olympic corruption story has been running second only to the Clinton impeachment.


http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympic-games-murky-tale-of-presents-and-prostitutes-1075753.html

The IOC is rife with corruption and Romney got in bed with them so there may be something else back there. Whatever expelling they did was like giving speeding tickets at the Indy 500. 2002 was the year that a French judge took a bribe to throw the skating gold medal to the Russians over the Canadians.

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