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Friday, January 29, 1999 Published at 22:31 GMT


World: Americas

More on the biggest Olympics scandal


In further allegations of corruption surrounding the Olympic Games, Canadian sports authorities say they alerted the International Olympic Committee as early as 1991 to the alleged misconduct of its members.

At a news conference in Toronto, the organisers of the city's failed bid for the 1996 games made public the contents of a report they'd sent to the IOC.

This accused unnamed IOC members of offences ranging from demands for cash and jewellery to requests for free plastic surgery.

On Monday, the IOC recommended the expulsion of six of its members following an inquiry into allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2002 games to Salt Lake City in the United States.

The BBC Toronto correspondent says the latest allegations will raise more questions about the IOC president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, who's refused to resign.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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