&#91LETTERS TO THE EDITOR&#93Surprises from world of sports

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&#91LETTERS TO THE EDITOR&#93Surprises from world of sports

It was interesting to read the allegations that the Korean International Olympic Committee member Kim Un-yong might have put personal interest ahead of national interest in bad-mouthing the Pyeongchang bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
The reality is that the outcome was probably due to other elements of IOC politics; when Salzburg was eliminated in the first round, the European votes then went to Vancouver simply to ensure that Canada (Toronto) could not bid against European candidates for the 2012 Summer Games.
It is indeed surprising that the “reformed” IOC should elect as its vice-president a member who was censured because of the Salt Lake City scandal. The world of sport is truly an amazing one.

by Bryan Scott
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