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Jean-Claude Killy resigns as IOC member

Jean-Claude Killy

Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for Sochi 2014, Jean-Claude Killy, speaks, during a news conference in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. The International Olympic Committee says it is “fully satisfied” that Russia’s law banning gay propaganda does not violate the anti-discrimination guarantees of the Olympic charter. IOC chairman Jean-Claude Killy said during a news conference Thursday that the committee deliberated for several days, but concluded that “the IOC doesn’t have the right to discuss the ... laws that are in place in the country hosting the games” unless the Olympic charter is clearly violated. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)


Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy is leaving his post as a member of the International Olympic Committee, saying it’s time to move on at age 70.

Killy, a three-time 1968 Olympic Alpine skiing champion, told L’Equipe that he notified IOC president Thomas Bach of his resignation.

Killy had been an IOC member since 1995 and was the co-president of the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics Organizing Committee and IOC Coordination Commission chairman for the 2006 and 2014 Winter Games.

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