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Volodymyr Gerashchenko resigned as secretary general of Ukraine’s national Olympic committee last month after he was accused in a BBC television report of telling an undercover reporter posing as an unauthorized dealer that he was willing to sell up to 100 tickets for cash.

But an internal investigation found that Gerashchenko did not intend to sell the tickets to the reporter.

Olha Zhukovska, who was part of the investigation, claimed Wednesday that Gerashchenko met with the reporter only after he became tired of being bombarded by phone calls and did not take the conversation seriously. She did not elaborate.

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