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The Introduction of Keirin into Olympics

During the 1990s, the UCI was involved in a big racket which garnered a lot of eyeballs and negative publicity at a global level. It all had to do with a form of track cycle racing known as keirin, and it was reported by undercover reporters from the BBC that the governing body had taken a bribe of over 3 million by the Japanese, for ensuring that Keirin gets added to the list of sporting events under the Olympics.

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