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The International Olympic Committee is investigating allegations of unethical conduct in the host city bidding process for the 2012 Summer Games.

The move, centered on accusations in an upcoming British Broadcasting Corp. program, comes six years after the IOC was rocked by the Salt Lake City bid scandal.

The IOC said Thursday it has asked its ethics commission to look into the points raised by the BBC investigative news show "Panorama."

The program, titled "Buying the Games," is scheduled to air next Wednesday. A Panorama news release said the show, based on a yearlong undercover investigation, "reveals that the votes of some members of the International Olympic Committee are still being offered for sale."

IOC communications director Giselle Davies said the committee "has been made aware by the media of alleged inappropriate conduct within the Olympic movement linked with the bid process" and has turned over the case to the ethics panel.

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