OBLs indicted for bribery/fraud

Salt Lake City Bid Leaders bribe after Olympic rejection

IOC Scandal

The Olympic Bid Leaders of Salt Lake City paid more than 1 million dollars to sway the voters opinion to win the 2002 Winter Olympics. The two Chief Officers were indicted by a grand jury on accounts of bribery, fraud, and racketeering. The two officials were President K. Welch and Vice President David Johnson. The 1 million dollars were paid two the IOC, who decides where the games are held.

Longman, Jere. "Leaders of Salt Lake Olympic Bid Are Indicted in Bribery Scandal." The New York Times. The New York Times, 20 July 2000. Web. 04 May 2016. <http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/21/sports/olympics-leaders-of-salt-lake-olympic-bid-are-indicted-in-bribery-scandal.html>.