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Saturday, 22 January 2005

BBC Banned

Relations between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the BBC have hit an all time low.

The IOC have banned the BBC from televising a debate, between candidate cities for the 2012 games. BBC World was to have held a 45 minute broadcast, featuring representatives from; Paris, London, New York, Madrid and Moscow.

However, the dear old IOC decided that this would breach the rules (whatever they are); and banned it.

It is widely assumed that the IOC are still "pissed off" at the BBC for their programme showing that the IOC is corrupt; specifically that IOC votes can be bought by potential host cities.

Whoever said that the Olympics was not about politics and money?

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