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Killy resigns from IOC after serving as point man for Sochi

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The Canadian Press
3/28/2014 12:09:09 PM
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French ski great Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee.

The three-time Olympic gold medallist submitted his resignation in a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach.

The decision was expected. Killy said several months ago he would step down after the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The 70-year-old Killy headed the IOC co-ordination for Sochi, overseeing the games' preparations and building a strong relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Killy steps down after 19 years as an IOC member.

He tells French sports daily L'Equipe "I'm stopping because after Sochi, at my age, after spending seven years campaigning for Russia, it's difficult to find something as rewarding and exciting."

Jean-Claude Killy (Photo: Canadian Press)

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