Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/6/11
The results of the FIFA kickbacks scandal that have already lead to the banning and resignation of two high ranking FIFA officials has now extended its reach to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Joao Havelange, who led FIFA from 1974 to 1998, resigned from his post in the IOC just days before he was due to face a suspension for his involvement in the FIFA kickbacks scandal. The IOC had opened an ethics case around the kickbacks that involved television rights and pay-offs of around $5 million. It was expected that the ethics rulings would lead to an immediate suspension...

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