Olympic Games: London Escapes IOC Sanction after Bid Leaders Withdraw Incentives
The International Olympic Committee watchdogs yesterday confirmed that they will not take any action against London after bid leaders withdrew three incentives packages announced as part of their campaign to host the 2012 Games.
The IOC's ethics commission will, however, write to all five cities competing to host the 2012 Olympics to remind them of bidding rules. The IOC's communications director, Giselle Davies, said: 'This issue is now officially closed. Because London have now withdrawn the charters, it no longer is part of the ethics commission's work.'
The head of the IOC, Jacques Rogge, is coming under pressure over a vote to decide which of the 28 sports to drop for the 2012 Games. Rogge wants to include new sports such as rugby sevens, squash and karate without expanding the Games, and the heads of the 28 existing sports' federations have called an emergency meeting.
A petition opposing plans to put the inclusion of each …
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