When the World Wanted its Games Back
Caught taking bribes from cities bidding for the Games, the old men who run the Olympics promised to change. But this book reveals how the spin doctors who told us tobacco wasn't dangerous, worked their magic for an old fascist and his cronies, outwitting governments and the press.
With leaked files from the FBI and the KGB, learn the astonishing story of how organised crime families have moved into the Olympic family. A close business and personal associate of the IOC president is revealed as the bagman who channelled $40 million in bribes from President Mitterand to Germany's Chancellor Kohl. Go inside the White House to witness a secret meeting where a senior IOC figure begged Clinton's top adviser to halt pressure for reform. Meet the true Olympic heroes - Nagano's radical nun, Atlanta's poverty activist - the little people with courage to resist the swindlers. Meet the athletes who won Olympic glory for themselves, then risked it all to give back the Games to the world.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2000
- 151 x 231mm