IOC warns Pyeongchang in 2018 bid probe

November 4, 2010

The IOC has issued a warning to Pyeongchang over the South Korean city’s conduct in the bidding for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The IOC ethics commission examined alleged conflict-of-interest violations after two South Korean companies signed sponsorship agreements with international sports federations.

The IOC says Korean Air and the International Skating Union have agreed to postpone their sponsorship deal until after the 2018 host-city vote next July. The IOC says a separate deal between Samsung and the international rowing federation did not break the rules.

The IOC says warned Pyeongchang and urged the bid “to fully respect the rules of conduct.”