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Wednesday, 17 March, 1999, 16:08 GMT
The list of shame
Juan Antonio Samaranch
IOC President Samaranch: "saddened" by their conduct
The six members of the IOC facing expulsion after the Salt Lake City bribery scandal have long careers with the organisation. They are:

Sergio Santander Fantini of Chile

He is a 72-year-old chartered accountant who joined the IOC in 1992. Since 1988 he has been President of the Chile National Olympic Committee and he founded the South American Sports Confederation.

Mr Fantini is the author of at least one IOC rule on sports financing and is a founder of the Association of Iberoamerican Olympic Academies.

The inquiry ruled Mr Santander was aware of payments made by head of the Salt Lake bid committee to his campaign for mayor of Pirque, near Santiago, Chile.

Seiuli Paul Wallwork of Samoa

A 57-year-old married father of three, Mr Wallwork had been a member of the IOC since 1987.

He is the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Cultural Affairs. His Olympic careers has seen him take the position of Chef de Mission for South Pacific Games, Commonwealth games, executive director of the 7th South Pacific Games, chairman of the Samoan Olympic Committee.

His other sporting committments have included chairman of the national boxing federation (1984-1987) and vice chairman of the Samoa Rugby Football Union.

The recommended Mr Wallwork for expulsion based on findings that his wife had received a loan of $30,000 from a former Salt Lake bid official. The money was repaid.

Lamine Keita of Mali

A 64-year-old engineer with four children, he has been an IOC member since 1977 and is a member of the Olympics Solidarity Committee.

He is vice-president of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and was the first vice president of the Islamic Federation of Olympic Solidarity.

The commission ruled he "knowingly permitted" SLOC to make payments of more than $97,000 from 1993-97 to support his son at University of Utah.

Zein El Abdin Ahmed Abdel Gadir of Sudan

A retired general, he has had two spells with the IOC - for four years from 1983 and again since 1990.

The father-of-eight was a founder of the first Sudanese parachute regiment and a former government minister for youth, sports and social affairs.

Olympic investigators found he "knowingly accepted payments from SLOC" for his and his son's benefit of about $25,000.

Jean-Claude Ganga of the Republic of Congo

He joined the IOC in 1986 and is a member of the New Sources of Financing Commission and the Olympic Movement Commission.

Married with 10 children, he is a former ambassador to China, founder member of the Congolese Olympic Committee and former secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa.

The inquiry found that he accepted direct payments "for the personal benefit of himself and for a very substantial amount", free medical care and excessive travel subsidies from SLOC.

The payments and gifts totalled $216,010.

Agustin Carlos Arroyo of Ecuador

A lawyer and former ambassador to the UK, Mr Arroyo is the longest serving member of IOC to be facing expulsion. He joined the committee in 1968 and is a former president of Ecuador's Olympic Committee and its Judo Association.

Mr Arroyo, 75, is also a member of the IOC Judicial Commission and the IOC Radio and Television Commission.

He is said to have "knowingly accepted payments from SLOC for the personal benefit of himself and a member of his family".

SLOC records show he received financial support for living expenses of $19,000 from 1992 to 1995 and that he accepted travel expenses for a number of visits to Salt Lake City.

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