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IOC office closed

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The headquarters of the IOC were closed on Monday after a burst water main sent water flooding through the building, damaging non-essential archives and knocking out power and communications.

Torrents of water poured through the ground floor and basement level of the International Olympic Committee offices early on Sunday after the main burst about 200 metres away in the lakeside Vidy area of Lausanne.

"It was like a big wave coming down the road to the building," IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.