Advertisement
  1. Archive

Scandal figure wins IOC post

South Korea's Kim Un-yong returned to the IOC's highest echelons Friday, four years after receiving a severe warning in the Salt Lake City bid scandal.

Kim, who lost a bid for the IOC's top job two years ago, was elected vice president of the International Olympic Committee.

He said he "saved" the 2002 Winter Games by preventing South Korea and Russia from walking out after judging disputes.

Kim defeated Norway's Gerhard Heiberg 55-44 in a secret ballot to earn one of four vice president spots on the policy-making executive board.

Kim received a "most serious" warning in 1999 after an internal inquiry into the cash, scholarships and other inducements offered to IOC members by Salt Lake City bidders.

The IOC panel said Kim used his influence to help his son get a sham job funded by the Salt Lake City committee. Kim disavowed knowledge of the affair.

The IOC also said no new members will be accepted before July 2005. The United States lost one of its four last year when Sandra Baldwin resigned as U.S. Olympic Committee president.

Also on the final day of Olympic meetings, the IOC adopted a global code against drugs.

Among other rules, it calls for a two-year ban for steroid or other serious doping offenses. Sports organizations must enact the code before the 2004 Summer Games. Governments have until the 2006 Winter Games.

SOCCER

Spurt carries Carolina

Host Carolina scored three goals in 16 minutes to defeat Atlanta 3-2. Down 1-0 at halftime, Danielle Slanton tied it in the 48th minute. After Venus Games gave the Courage a 2-1 lead five minutes later, Slanton assisted on Birgit Prinz's ninth goal to make it 3-1 in the 64th minute.

MLS: Mark Chung scored in injury time in the second half and John Spencer scored in his fifth consecutive game to lead host Colorado over Kansas City 3-2. Alejandro Moreno's first goal in the 62nd minute lifted host Los Angeles to a 2-2 tie against New England.

RUNNING

U.S. champ edges Greene

Bernard Williams, the U.S. champion in the 100 meters, upstaged former world record-holder Maurice Greene to win the event at the Golden League meet in Saint-Denis, France. Williams finished in 10.05 seconds, .06 seconds faster than Greene.

PEACHTREE ROAD RACE: Kenyans Robert Cher Kipkoech and Susan Chepkemei won the 10-kilometer race in Atlanta. Kipkoech finished in 28 minutes, 23 seconds, Chepkemei in 31:13.

ET CETERA

BOXING: Erik Morales will defend his WBC featherweight title Oct. 4 in Los Angeles. No opponent has not been selected, but the Los Angeles Times reported former champion Guty Espadas, whom Morales narrowly outpointed in 2001, is the top candidate.

OBITUARY: Briggs Swift Cunningham Jr., the captain of the winning yacht in the 1958 America's Cup died from complications of Alzheimer's. He was 96. He also helped found the Sports Car Club of America and the Automobile Racing Club of America.

_ Compiled from Times wires.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement