Alleged Heroin Kingpin Helped Russia Win Olympics for Sochi


A spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee did not directly answer questions about Rakhimov, but said in a statement, "The IOC has a strong, transparent, tried-and-tested bidding process."

The statement said the IOC "never compromised on quality, as the athletes expect the IOC to deliver games of the highest standard for them every four years."

Rakhimov told ABC News he does not plan to attend the Olympic games in Sochi next week.

A law enforcement official said Rakhimov was likely concerned that he could be arrested under the indictment issued by Uzbekistan.

Patrick Reevell is a freelance journalist based in Moscow, Russia.

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