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  • The Lords of the Rings

    The IOC is the most wealthy and powerful sports organization on earth. For years, the Committee has sold the world a captivating message: that its famed quadrennial sporting event is about much more than just sports – that it’s about promoting and spreading peace, unity and equality to all of humankind. But a two-year investigation by Real Sports revealed that the IOC has strayed far from its progressive mission – that the Committee members pursue not peace and human dignity, but rather wealth, privilege, and glory for themselves – and at a staggering cost to people around the world. https://vimeo.com/199036234 password: realsports
  • Olympic Scandal

    National Public Radio investigates the allegations of bribery and influence peddling that have dogged the Olympic movement for decades. International Olympic Committee members, it was said, accepted lavish gifts, including cash payments to secure their votes when he IOC selected Olympic cities.
  • Olympic Bribery Scandal

    The KTVX investigation reveals an internal document proving the Salt Lake Olympic Bid Committee (SLOC) had paid tuition and expenses for a relative of a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC.) From there, the corruption of the ICO's bid process broke loose. Revelations included apparent bribes, deals, favors and payoffs.
  • The Scheme Team

    Men's Journal reports that "Sure, cheating at the Olympics is dishonest, but it's a tradition as old as the modern games - and one that many sports officials are loath to change. A look at how athletic scoundrels will go scamming for gold at Atlanta '96..."
  • The Selling of the Olympics

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the big-business aspects of the Olympics and the efforts of Atlanta to land the games; looks at the financial documents of the International Olympic Committee and finds that it has cash reserves totaling over $100 million and the U.S. Olympic Committee solicits donations claiming over 80 percent of its budget goes to its athletes, when in fact barely 10 percent does.