Friday, February 12, 1999

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  • Olympic Bidding Scandal

    The president of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, is facing increasing pressure to resign in the wake of the Olympic bid corruption scandal that has already led to the resignation of several IOC members. Samaranch is being criticized for creating a climate within the committee that fostered corruption, and for not pursuing a full investigation of how committee members were offered lavish gifts, cash and other enticements by cities bidding for the Olympics.

  • From Bosnia to the Hague

    The U.N. envoy to the former Yugoslavia warned today that if negotiators fail to reach a solution that will keep Kosovo within Serbia, Bosnia might well break up into three ethnic parts. Jiri Dienstbier said that allowing Kosovo to secede from Serbia would thwart efforts made by the international community to recreate a multi-ethnic Bosnia after its war for independence from Yugoslavia.