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IOC whistleblower dies

Marc Hodler, the senior Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee, who in 1998 exposed widespread bribe-taking among the Olympic delegates who decided where the Games would take place, died Wednesday in Bern, Switzerland. He was 87.

A member of the I.O.C. since 1963, Mr. Hodler blew the whistle on Dec. 12, 1998, on widespread corruption in the bidding process for the 2002 Winter Games and several previous Olympic bids. The ensuing scandal led to an overhaul of the committee and the departure of 10 delegates.

From: Marc Hodler, 87, Who Exposed Olympic Bribery, Is Dead, Nathaniel Vinton, New York Times, October 19, 2006

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