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Olympics committee to probe corruption claims against FIFA

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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2010-11-30

The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it would look into corruption allegations against one of its members who was named in a BBC report targeting three FIFA officials, vowing to pursue a "zero tolerance" policy on corruption.

AP - The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it would examine any evidence of corruption, after one of its members was named in a BBC report targeting three FIFA officials.

"The IOC has taken note of the allegations made by BBC Panorama and will ask the programme makers to pass on any evidence they may have to the appropriate authorities," the Lausanne-based body said in a statement.

"The IOC has a zero tolerance against corruption and will refer the matter to the IOC Ethics Commission," the world's top sports body added.

A report by the BBC programme late Monday alleged that three members of world football governing body FIFA's executive committee -- Ricardo Teixeira of Brazil, African football chief Issa Hayatou and South America's Nicolas Leoz -- received secret payments from a sports marketing firm more than a decade ago.
 

 

Date created : 2010-11-30

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