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Tarnished Rings - The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,030
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Tarnished Rings - The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal (Hardcover, New): Stephen Wenn

Tarnished Rings - The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal (Hardcover, New)

Stephen Wenn

Series: Sports and Entertainment

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In late 1998 and the early months of 1999, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was an organisation in crisis. Revelations of a slush fund employed by Salt Lake City officials to secure votes from a number of IOC members in support of the city's bid for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games invited intense scrutiny of the organisation by the international media. The IOC and its president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, staggered through the opening weeks of the scandal, but ultimately Samaranch and key actors such as IOC Vice-President Richard Pound, Marketing Director Michael Payne, and Director General Francois Carrard weathered the storm, safeguarded the IOC's autonomy, and subsequently spearheaded the push for reforms to the Olympic Charter intended to better position the IOC for the twenty-first century. In Tarnished Rings, the authors delve into this fascinating story, exploring the genesis of the scandal and charting the IOC's efforts to bring stability to its operations. Based on extensive research and unparalleled access to primary source material, the authors offer a behind-the-scenes account of the politics surrounding the IOC and the bidding process. Wenn, Barney, and Martyn's potent examination of this critical episode in Olympic history and of the presidency of Samaranch, who brought sweeping change to the Olympic Movement in the 1980s and 1990s, offers valuable lessons for those interested in the IOC, the Olympic Movement, and the broader concepts of leadership and crisis management.

General

Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Sports and Entertainment
Release date: April 2012
First published: December 2011
Authors: Stephen Wenn
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 320
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8156-3290-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-8156-3290-8
Barcode: 9780815632900

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