British IOC member kicked out of winter games

Pablo Tucker
February 17, 2018

The IOC expelled member Adam Pengilly from PyeongChang in an expedited fashion because his admitted impropriety came during the Olympic Games.

According to the defendant, a security guard for too long has considered his credentials, tried to take her picture, so a member ran past him.

Pengilly, who competed in skeleton at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, has apologised to the organisers and written an apology to the guard.

We will remind that the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea's Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February.

In a letter to the security guard, which was seen by Reuters, Pengilly apologised for not stopping after being asked for his accreditation at the International Olympic Committee hotel in Pyeongchang and also for running away from the guard.


He admits to arguing and swearing during the exchange before running past the guard and ignoring his calls to "stop".

"Because this involved. security during the games", Adams said.

The statement gave no details on the incident but said that Mr Pengilly had also apologised for the incident.

He said Mr Pengilly had pushed Mr Kim "along the road for about 30 or 40 metres", and "pushed Kim Young-in off balance and he fell to the ground, causing him to graze his wrist".

"I have made a mistake and my behaviour was poor, I wholeheartedly apologise and wish you well for the future".


Adams said both cases were being investigated by the IOC's chief ethics and compliance officer Paquerette Girard Zappelli, who handled the expulsion of Pengilly.

Both are free to attend all Olympic responsibilities, including Pyeongchang 2018.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, IOC member Patrick Hickey was arrested by Brazilian authorities on charges of ticket scalping.

Carlos Nuzman, the president of the Rio organising committee, quit previous year as an honorary IOC member after being charged by Brazilian prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organisation.

"The IBSF Executive Committee will follow-up within its own Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct in this matter". We are here to keep the athletes, the Olympic officials and the media safe.


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