French Olympics Official Quits Amid Corruption
France’s former sports minister has withdrawn from the Paris bid to stage the 2012 Olympic Games because of his involvement in a corruption court case.
Guy Drut is also standing down from his duties within the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
He says he is innocent of the charges but does not want to harm the capital’s chances of hosting the 2012 Games.
France, Olympics, corruption — if it weren’t such a familiar tale, perhaps I’d express shock. I’m only surprised that the Russian mafia isn’t somehow involved (or so it seems).