Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, faces scrutiny in his own country this coming week, as the movement he leads votes on whether to impose a blanket ban on Russia for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games or go for a soft-option compromise that will anger many leading Olympians, coaches and officials in the world of elite sport. Today over at the Sport and Politics website under the headline “The IOC, the olympic family and the absolutely impeccable reputation of KGB/FSB agents”, German journalist Jens Weinreich takes an explosive look at what he calls the “astonishing deep links at the heart of the Olympic movement, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the secret services of the Soviet Union (KGB) and Russia (FSB)”.
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