The general secretary of Ukraine's National Olympics Committee (NOC) resigned on Monday following claims by the BBC he sought to sell tickets for the London Games on the black market. “Volodymyr Gerashchenko has submitted his resignation from the position of general secretary of the NOC,” the committee said in a statement.
The BBC revealed last week that Gerashchenko had been exposed in a sting operation trying to sell some 100 tickets for the London Olympic Games.
Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has been dumped by a children's anti-violence charity after pictures were published of his trashed apartment following an alleged drunken rampage last year. The pictures showed holes smashed in the walls, furniture overturned and a destroyed bedroom door.