Olympic body to discuss ISL bribery scandal


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The revelations of the ISL court file which names two senior Fifa figures as having taken bribes will be discussed by the IOC's executive board this weekend, the Olympic body's president Jacques Rogge said today.

One of the two men named was former Fifa president Joao Havelange, who resigned as an IOC member in December just days before it was expected he would face sanctions.

Havelange and his former son-in-law Ricardo Teixeira received millions of pounds in bribes from ISL, the now defunct marketing company which sold Fifa's World Cup TV rights.

Rogge confirmed that Havelange could not now face any action from the IOC.

Rogge said: "I expect it to be discussed at the executive board, of course.

"But Mr Havelange is not a member any more and doesn't fall under IOC rules. He has resigned as a member and is therefore not eligible to become an honorary member."