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"Olympic Reporters' Secret Club"

By Andrew Jennings, Sunday 21 June, 2009

Swiss bagman Jean-Marie Weber who admitted in court last year that he paid $100 million in kickbacks to sports officials in return for lucrative marketing contracts was at it again in Lausanne last week, schmoozing wannabee Olympic 2016 hosts Chicago, Rio, Madrid and Tokyo.

What a great story for Britain’s Olympic reporters. But they haven’t published a word. Why can this be?

Transparency in sport has obtained the membership list of the self-styled Olympic Journalists Association – the OJA. Astonishingly, Bagman Weber is a member - alongside the BBC... Telegraph... The Times... AP... Reuters...

Article in full at Transparency in Sport, www.transparencyinsport.org/Olympic_Reporters_Secret_Club/olympic_reporters_secret_club.html


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