Monday, March 15, 1999 Published at 17:53 GMT
Sydney Olympics bid 'broke rules'
Sydney celebrates its successful bid
An investigation into Sydney's successful bid for next year's Olympic Games says officials broke rules set by the International Olympic Committee, but fell short of corruption.
According to his report, members of the Sydney Olympic Committee and the IOC were in "technical breach" of the rules.
The value of gifts given to Olympic Committee delegates and assistance given to their families were found to have exceeded IOC limits.
Some of the international delegates' trips to Sydney were described as holidays in five-star hotels at popular resorts.
No further action
According to the investigators, there is no need for further action by police or other authorities.
The President of the Sydney organising committee, Michael Knight, said the report showed there was no comparison with the scandal surrounding Salt Lake City's bid for the winter games.
The inquiry was set up following investigations into alleged irregularities in giving the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City in the United States.