Elections of Olympic Proportions

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This week, the International Olympic Committee will make two decisions that will help shape the future of world athletic competition. With human rights and financial scandal both center court, the IOC will decide which country will get the 2008 Games and name a successor to President Juan Antonio Samaranch, the man who democratized the games and made them a multi-billion dollar institution, but also presided over some embarrassing scandals. We'll get a preview of what to expect from the IOC, with sports writers and human rights activists.
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Warren Olney