Saturday, January 30, 1999 Published at 06:08 GMT
IOC 'ignored' 1991 corruption warning
The Olympic corruption scandal shows no sign of abating with allegations that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ignored claims about corruption made by Canadian officials eight years ago.
Organisers of Toronto's bid for the 1996 Olympics have published a 26-page report into allegations of misconduct by visiting members of the IOC in 1991.
The report says:
But what is perhaps more embarrassing for the IOC is that, according to the Toronto bid organisers, the complaints were ignored by the Swiss-based IOC.
No reply to letter
The organisers raised the conduct of visiting members with the IOC but never even received a reply.
The report does not identify individual IOC members and the organisers have refused to name names.
It was later revealed that the Toronto organisers helped her husband Bjarne get a job with the Ontario government.
The report's disclosure will undoubtedly raise more questions about the leadership of the International Olympic Committee's president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was in charge eight years ago.
The Toronto Olympic bid committee has admitted using bad judgement but has denied it did anything illegal.