Oct 29, 2010 at 03:58 PM
written by Karolos Grohmann, Reuters

IOC Probing Possible Conflict of Interest Caused by Sponsorships

The International Olympic Committee has launched an investigation into two South Korean sponsorship deals and whether they present a conflict of interest for Pyeongchang's 2018 Winter Games bid.

The IOC said on Friday it was examining a sponsorship with the International Skating Union (ISU) by Korean Airlines as well as a deal involving Korean electronics firm Samsung with the international rowing federation, FISA.