Int'l Olympic Committee To Investigate Dutch Speedskating Coaches After Betting Claims
The IOC "is investigating claims by Australian speed skater Daniel Greig that there was behind-the-scenes betting on the 500m speedskating event," according to Jacquelin Magnay of THE AUSTRALIAN. Greig told reporters after finishing the 1000m final that unnamed Dutch coaches "had bet on him as an outside medal chance for the 500m event." He said, “Dutch coaches were watching me in training and bet money on me as an outsider to win a medal. Obviously they lost it." The IOC said that "the company contracted to monitor betting on the Games had found no suspicious betting patterns in relation to the event." However, IOC officials said they were "seeking clarification from The Netherlands National Olympic committee about any involvement of team officials" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 2/12).