Bulgarian International Olympic Committee member Ivan Slavkov was today suspended following allegations of corruption made in a BBC television documentary broadcast this week.
Olympic president Jacques Rogge told a news conference: "You see before you an angry man. To say I am disappointed. I am more than disappointed, I am an angry man."
The IOC said the executive board had decided to provisionally deprive Ivan Slavkov of all the rights, prerogatives and functions deriving from his membership of the IOC throughout the inquiry.
Slavkov's accreditation to the Olympic Games which starts on Friday in Athens was immediately withdrawn.
Filed by Mark O'Neill-Cummins