Seventh IOC man may be sacked

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THE OLYMPIC movement's second most powerful figure may face expulsion when the International Olympic Committee begins its emergency meeting in Switzerland today.

The IOC's investigating team has been examining new evidence against Un Yong Kim, a South Korean. He would be the seventh member upon whose sacking the full committee will decide.

The inquiry commission, headed by the vice-president, Dick Pound, of Canada, met yesterday after receiving "some letters and documents". Until the Salt Lake City bribery scandal broke last December, Mr Kim, 67, was expected to take over in 2001 from the president, Juan Samaranch.

In Mr Pound's second report, published last week, there were three allegations against MrKim. According to the report, he had elicited favours for two of his children and a Russian teenager from the Salt Lake City committee which was bidding for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The commission recommended that Mr Kim received "the most serious of warnings".

Six other members were recommended for expulsion:Agustin Arroyo of Ecuador,Jean- Claude Ganga of Congo,Zein El Abdin Abdel Gadir of Sudan, Lamine Keita of Mali,Sergio Santander of Chile and Samoa's Paul Wallwork.