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Introduction

WithBruce Kidd, Heather Dichter

On 24 November 1998 a Salt Lake City, Utah television station reported that the

organizing committee for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games had provided

improper benefits to International Olympic Committee (IOC) members or their family

members. These ‘bribes’, as they were often called in the media, included tuition payments

at American universities and medical care, each totalling thousands of dollars and, in some

cases, had begun when Salt Lake City was still bidding to host the Games.