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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
  • N.Y. Power Authority

    The New York Power Authority provides about one-quarter of NY state's electricity needs. Although it is a branch of state government, it acts as a corporation, giving away some of its profits to pet charities of the Board and the Directors, rather than lowering utility costs to customers. Almost 200 of the NYPA's 1600 employees make more than $100,000 a year.
  • USOC- Drugs

    The Early Show finds that "the former Chief Anti-doping Officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) claims the USOC encourages banned drug use by athletes by ignoring such use, and by ensuring a lax testing and punishment system." Gumbel, Owen and Zarpas found, among other things, that "several former athletes and coaches who are known to have used banned, performance-enhancing substances, were hired by the USOC to oversee its alleged 'anti-doping' efforts."
  • Unfair Olympic Advantage?: U.S. Olympic Committee Keeps Athletes' Drug Test Stats Top Secret

    This ABCNews.com investigation reveals "the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) policy against athlete drug testing data it compiles annually." The reporter finds that "national Olympic bodies of other countries ... were quite open with comparable testing data" and therefore examines "a possible motive for keeping the information out of the public domain..." The story alleges that "the information might substantiate persistent criticism that ... banned drug is high among American athletes in the Olympic programs."
  • 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.
  • (Untitled)

    The Nation investigates how Olympic insiders betray the public trust. The Olympic establishment is populated by thugs and profiteers such as I.O.C. president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, who served as a Fascist under dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Over the years, through secret testimony, the Olympic Committee has covered up bribery and drug use in a way which completely contradicts the public goals of fair, international competition. (July 29/Aug. 5, 1996)
  • On the Wrong Track

    A Journal-Constitution investigation finds that on the eve of the olympic games, the program created by Congress to develop Americas's Olympic athletes is failing. It doesn't promote Olympic sports for the nation's youth as federal law mandates. The Journal-Constitiution details the wasting of resources, and discrimination within the U.S. Olympic Committee. (Oct. 1, 1995)
  • 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.