Why Do we want to get in­volved with IOC?

Calgary Herald - - LETTERS -

Amidst all the de­bate rag­ing over the Olympic bid, the fo­cus has largely framed this an eco­nomic de­ci­sion. It will ei­ther be an eco­nomic boon to the city or an eco­nomic boon­dog­gle.

What about the mo­ral is­sue of align­ing our­selves with the IOC, and fur­ther en­rich­ing that or­ga­ni­za­tion? Pay­offs, vote-buy­ing, bribery, Salt Lake City, con­struc­tion con­tract ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties, Black Tid­ings, Rus­sia’s WADA re­in­state­ment, etc. Do we have Becky Scott’s coura­geous con­vic­tion, or can we sim­ply be bought?

Alan Maslen, Cal­gary


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