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Ukraine Games boss resigns over ticketing scandal

india Updated: Jun 27, 2012 14:50 IST

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.

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