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Ukraine Olympic official expelled for peddling 2012 Games tickets

  • A senior Ukrainian Olympic official has been expelled by his country's National Olympic Committee after being filmed by the BBC offering 2012 tickets for cash.

    Volodymyr Gerashchenko, general secretary of the Ukrainian NOC, told a reporter posing as a UK tout he had as many as 100 tickets to sell.

    Gerashchenko resigned last month after the report was broadcast on TV.

    He had been head of Ukraine's National Olympic Committee since 1997.