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30 Jul 2004
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IOC Ethics Commission asked to launch investigation

On Wednesday 28 July, the IOC asked its Ethics Commission to launch an investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct within the Olympic Movement linked with the Games candidature process, which it had been made aware of by the media.

Given that this investigation is currently under way and that the IOC is not aware of the content of a TV programme it understands is due to be broadcast, the IOC is not in a position to provide any further comment on this matter at this stage.

Since 1999
In 1999, the IOC Executive Board created an independent Ethics Commission composed of eight members.

Three roles
The Ethics Commission has three roles. First, it draws up and constantly updates a framework of ethical principles, including a Code of Ethics based on the values and principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter. It also plays a monitoring role, and as such ensures that ethical principles are respected; it conducts investigations into breaches of ethics submitted to it, and, when needed, makes recommendations to the Executive Board. Lastly, it has a preventive mission, advising the Olympic parties on the application of the ethical principles and rules.

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