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Thursday, November 15, 2012
IOC offices reopen after flood

Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Power and communications have been restored at IOC headquarters, four days after a burst water main sent water flooding through the building.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams says the building has partly reopened but probably won't be fully operational for several more weeks.

Water poured through the ground floor and basement level of the International Olympic Committee offices on Sunday. Power, telephones and computer servers were knocked out and non-essential archives damaged.

Staff returned to work in the older part of the building, but the newer annex remains closed for repairs.

Adams says "all computers and email are now working but the new building is going to take a while to refurbish."

He says it's likely the Dec. 4-5 IOC executive board meeting will be relocated to a Lausanne hotel.