The Salt Lake City Olympic Scandal

The Salt Lake City Olympic Scandal

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The Salt Lake City Olympic Scandal

The Salt Lake City Olympic scandal occurred during the 2002 Olympics, when the Salt Lake Organizing Committee provided the International Olympic Committee with monetary bribes in order to ensure that Salt Lake City would host the 2002 Olympic Games. Prior to the issuance of the bribes, Salt Lake City had attempted to secure the bid on a number of occasions.

 

Ultimately, the Organizing Committee resorted to bribery to obtain the guarantee that Salt Lake City would host the Olympics. In December 1998, it was announced that an investigation would be initiated in order to determine which members of the Olympic Committee were guilty of accepting bribes. Following this announcement, several members resigned from their positions before the investigation occurred. Following the investigation, 20 members were penalized for accepting bribes and the Committee was reorganized to help eliminate the existing corruption.

 

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