No misconduct in Vancouver Olympic bid, IOC says

March 11, 2011

The International Olympic Committee has found no wrongdoing by VANOC president John Furlong or bidders from other countries in connection with bidding for the right to host the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The IOC had asked Mr. Furlong for more information on two incidents outlined in his recent book on the Games, Patriot Hearts.

Mr. Furlong wrote of making an arrangement with the mayor of Moscow who promised to deliver Russian support for Vancouver's bid and South Korean hostesses handing out goodie bags at a meeting attended by some IOC voting delegates in Argentina.

In a statement released Friday, the IOC said no delegates were involved in either incident and there will be no further investigation unless new information comes to light.

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