Alpine ski legend Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee after two decades of service to the Olympic movement. He most recently chaired the Coordination Commission for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
“On behalf of the entire Olympic movement, I would like to express our sincere thanks and great appreciation for Jean-Claude’s outstanding achievements throughout his Olympic career,” said Thomas Bach, IOC president. “Having already been a sporting legend as an athlete, he later dedicated himself to the IOC, its values and ideals—also with great success. In this respect, I could mention many of his accomplishments, but I know that he himself would consider his unique contribution to the fantastic success of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games as his greatest achievement.”
Killy joined the IOC in 1995. He was a member of several IOC commissions, including the Coordination Commissions for the Olympic Winter Games in 1998 (Nagano, Japan), 2002 (Salt Lake City) and 2006 (Turin, Italy).