Governance: Making The Games Run On Time

The IOC has turned the Olympics into a money machine. But have ideals been sacrificed?

It promises to be an even more striking corporate headquarters. Below shimmers azure Lake Geneva. Above tower the snowcapped Alps. In 1986, a glass-and-steel annex was added to the original quaint 19th century manor house. Now, finishing touches are being put on a modern, marble-filled wing scheduled to open in June. But this is home to no ordinary multinational. It's the headquarters of the nonprofit International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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