German Olympic officials face Stasi probe
DDP/The Local · 10 Jul 2008, 11:31
Published: 10 Jul 2008 11:31 GMT+02:00
Any documented Stasi involvement will mean a "lightning fast" exclusion from the Olympic Games in Beijing this August, head of the organization Michael Vesper told the paper.
"As a matter of principle, whoever worked with the Stasi can't perform any activity in the sports because he's altered his credibility," Vesper said.
The so-called Stasi Commission has undertaken the probe under the guidance of former Stasi records agency Joachim Gauck, the paper said. Results of the investigation will be announced next Tuesday.