Alpine skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the
In a statement released by the IOC on Friday, officials the 70-year-old Killy had informed them of his plans some months ago.
"Jean-Claude was a great ambassador of the Olympic ideals and I thank him for his many years of excellent service to the Olympic Movement," IOC President Thomas Bach said.
Killy won three gold medals at the 1968 Grenoble
After his athletic career ended, the Frenchman joined the IOC in 1995 and served in numerous roles. Most recently, he was chairman of the coordination commission for Sochi and the 2006 Turin Games.
When the IOC meets in Monaco later this year, Bach will propose that Killy be made an honorary member.