LIMA/LAUSANNE: The IOC Executive Board reaffirmed today that “it goes without saying that infringements from the past will also be addressed.” .

A statement in the wake of concern over the latest vote-rigging allegations concerning Rio 2016 said:

With regard to the investigation around the former IAAF President, Mr Lamine Diack, and his son, Mr Papa Massata Diack, the French prosecutor has stated that there are indications that payments have been made in return for votes “over the designation of host cities for the biggest global sporting events”.

In this context, as far as votes for host cities of Olympic Games in the past are concerned, the IOC took immediate action. The IOC joined the inquiry as a “partie civile” more than one year ago. Right after evidence was produced against Mr Lamine Diack, he lost his IOC honorary membership in November 2015, following actions by the IOC.

The IOC Ethics Commission has also requested its Brazilian lawyers to make contact the Brazilian judicial authorities with regard to their latest corruption investigation into the 2009 vote for the allocation of the Olympic Games 2016, to ask for information.

The IOC Ethics Commission is following up on this matter. Where evidence is provided, we will act.