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Tuesday, 24 May 2005

More Corruption

Mercedes Bresso, regional governor of Piedmont, is offering his support to the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.

She plans to increase help for the February 10-26 Games.

Unfortunately she has an uphill task, Turin’s Olympic ambitions have been marred by cash problems and building delays.

Bresso is quoted as saying:

"The building work is going well now, there have been some difficulties but now it’s all going according to schedule and all the construction will be finished by the end of this year,".

Last year a row broke out over the hole in the Olympic budget, and an investigation was launched into possible bid fixing for building contracts.

The probe into bid fixing for Olympic building works is still ongoing, there are also reports of illegal labourers working on some of the construction sites.

Money corrupts, and the Olympics is about nothing but money these days.

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