IOC Members Implicated In Scandal: Part 1 of 3

International Olympic Committee members who have resigned, have been recommended for expulsion, are still under investigation or issued a warning in connection with the Salt Lake City bribery scandal inquiry:

Bashir Mohamed Attarabulsi, 61, Libya. IOC member since 1977. Former vice president, Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa. Official, International Committee for the Mediterranean Games. Former adviser, Libyan secretary of youth and sport. Attarabulsi’s son, Suhel, has said he received tuition at BYU and other Utah schools, plus $700 a month for expenses, from both the Salt Lake bid and organizing committees.

Pirjo Haeggman, 47, Finland. IOC member since 1981, one of the first two women on the committee. Middle-distance runner in 1972, ’76 and ’80 Olympics, 12-time Finnish champion at 100 and 400 meters. Ceremonial manager, 1994 European Track and Field Championships; former vice president, Finnish Amateur Athletic Association; member, Finnish National Olympic Committee. Teacher. Former vice chairman, IOC athletes commission. Haeggman’s ex-husband, Bjarne, reportedly worked briefly for the Salt Lake bid committee and for 20 months in an Ontario government job initiated by the Toronto committee bidding for the 1996 Summer Games, which also paid $650-a-month rent for a house for the family in Ontario.

David Sikhulumi Sibandze, 66, Swaziland. IOC member since 1984. Former executive committee member, Association of National Olympic Committees and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa; founder, National Sports Council of Swaziland, vice chairman, Supreme Council for Sport in Africa. Former senior executive officer, Swaziland Ministry of Works and Communications. Company director. Sibandze’s son, Sibo, was given a job with the Salt Lake City Economic Development Office after receiving a master’s degree from the University of Utah.

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