World strives to purify Olympic flame

Prusher, Ilene R.; Walker, Ruth; Ford, Peter; Platt, Kevin; Barr, Cameron W.; LaFranchi, Howard
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/24/99, Vol. 91 Issue 61, p1
Describes efforts to reform the Olympics in light of the scandal involving the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Goals of Greek organizers as they seek to host the Olympics in 2004; Idea that Greece should be the permanent host of the games; Calls for the elimination of corruption, reduction of commercialism and cease-fires in world wars during the games; Ethics commissioner appointed by Toronto, Ontario, in its bid for the 2008 Olympics.


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