BUBKA SUSPENDS UKRAINE'S NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE GENERAL SECRETARY

23.05.12


 

According to its website, the President of Ukraine's National Olympic Committee, Sergey Bubka, has suspended the organisation's General Secretary, Volodymyr Gerashchenko, following a BBC News report yesterday alleging that Gerashchenko had agreed to sell up to 100 tickets for the London Olympics to an undercover reporter.

In his statement, Bubka says:

“As President of the Ukraine NOC, I am committed to maintaining the highest standards and ethics within the Olympic Movement.

"I am deeply concerned about these allegations and I have ordered an immediate investigation in Ukraine. I have briefly spoken with General Secretary Gerashchenko and informed him that he is suspended pending this investigation.

“I have also spoken to Locog Chairman Sebastian Coe since I learnt of this news and informed him that I will ensure that we fully co-operate with any subsequent investigation that takes place in London.

“There has never been a situation where we have had a surplus number of tickets and those that we have received will all be distributed using official channels. London2012 is going to be a spectacular celebration..."

 

 



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