March 19, 1991
A delegation of the International Olympic Committee arrives Friday in Johannesburg on a fact-finding mission that many South Africans are predicting will lead to the country's speedy return to world sporting competition, perhaps in time for the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain. South African sporting administrators previously won praise from longtime opponent and head of Africa's National Olympic Committee, Jean Claude Ganga, for establishing multiracial bodies to control sports in the country.
August 23, 1990 |
One of the leaders of the anti-apartheid sports movement, returning from a fact-finding trip to South Africa, says it is conceivable that the isolated nation could return to Olympic competition by 1996. "The signs are very positive, very favorable," said Sam Ramsamy, executive chairman of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee, in a phone interview from his home in London. "If you would have looked at the situation 18 months ago, you would have seen a very different picture.
March 18, 1999
The six International Olympic Committee members expelled Wednesday in the Salt Lake City bribery case (60 votes needed to expel; not all members present for all votes): AGUSTIN ARROYO, 75, Ecuador. IOC member since 1968.* Utah investigators said Arroyo's family received almost $21,000 in cash and benefits from Salt Lake bidders. Most of the money went to his stepdaughter, but the IOC found Arroyo himself received almost $7,000 for condominium fees on a ski vacation.
January 11, 1999 |
Insisting he bribed no one and did nothing wrong, Tom Welch, the former president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, contended his organization acted responsibly in its winning bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Welch is accused of bribing IOC officials in the biggest corruption scandal in Olympic history. The Deseret News reported Sunday that Welch acknowledged cash payments and gifts to IOC members, but called them contributions. "We never bribed anybody.
October 18, 1986 |
Attorney Anita DeFrantz of Los Angeles, a leading opponent of the United States-led boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, was among four new members elected to the International Olympic Committee Friday. Also chosen on the closing day of the IOC's 91st session were Kim Un Yong of South Korea, Charalambos Nikolaou of Greece and Jean-Claude Ganga of the Congo. DeFrantz, Kim and Nikolaou filled vacancies left by the deaths of IOC members from their countries.
January 30, 1999 |
With 14 of its members already implicated in the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, the International Olympic Committee is still investigating as the inquiry panel expands its probe to other cities that have bid for the Olympic Games during the last decade.