29 May 2012

Ukraine Olympic official resigns

6:08 am on 29 May 2012

A senior Ukrainian Olympic official has resigned after being filmed by the BBC offering London 2012 tickets for cash.

Volodymyr Gerashchenko, of Ukraine's National Olympic Committee, told a reporter posing as a UK tout he would have up to 100 tickets to sell.

It is a criminal offence, punishable by fines of up to 40 thousand dollars to sell London 2012 tickets to touts.

The official had initially been suspended after the revelations.