Last Expelled IOC Member Slavkov Dies Aged 70

May 2, 2011

The last International Olympic Committee (IOC) member to be expelled over corruption, see Ivan Slavkov has died, cheap aged 70, shop after a bout with pneumonia.

After he was secretly videotaped by the BBC offering to deliver the votes of his colleagues in exchange for money, Slavkov was suspended from the IOC in 2004, before being expelled from the IOC a year later at the Session in Singapore. 

Slavkov was elected to the IOC in 1987 having served as president of the Bulgarian Football Association and the Bulgarian NOC.

In 2000, Slavkov came under the watch of the newly-formed IOC Ethics Commission for dealings involving the 2004 Olympic bid from Capetown, South Africa. But no sanctions were issued when the case was closed by the commission.

At the 2005 IOC Session, Slavkov delivered a 20-minute plea for mercy, a plea that failed to win much sympathy from members who had seen the BBC program in a private viewing just hours before the vote . 

Slavkov tried to convince his colleagues that he was trying to expose the phony agent, not take a US$25,000 bribe. 

The vote to expel was 82 for, 12 against and 5 abstaining. No IOC members have been expelled since Slavkov.