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Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial

GENEVA --- Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want these politically motivated allegations to distract attention from the Olympic movement s work. Sheikh Ahmad has every confidence and trust in the Swiss courts and IOC Ethics Commission s impartial due processes, the statement from his personal office in Kuwait said. He fully intends to continue serving the IOC again at the earliest opportunity. The sheikh has been indicted for forgery in Geneva and faces a prison sentence of up to 10 ye...

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