BOSTON — An elite ethics commission, chaired by former Sen. George Mitchell, yesterday made its recommendations to the United States Olympic Committee.
Some of the recommendations for USOC:
*It should prohibit bid or organizing committees from creating "assistance" programs, such as tuition grants, that benefit members of the IOC.
*It should follow more strictly its criteria for providing grants to developing nations.
*It should create an independent office charged with ensuring that prospective host cities and IOC members adhere to the rules.
*It should strengthen the rules cities must follow when vying to host the Games.
Recommendations for the International Olympic Committee:
*It should make internal changes to establish its accountability to the Olympic movement and to the public.
*It should strengthen rules governing the selection of host cities.
Joint recommendation for the IOC and USOC:
*The IOC and USOC should work together to take steps to designate the IOC as a "public international organization" that adheres to international codes of conduct.