Road to 2024: Frankie Fredericks Quits IOC Role

March 7, 2017

Frankie Fredericks has quit his role as Chairman of the International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The decision comes after claims of corruption against Fredericks, who has already resigned from his role with IAAF due to the allegations.

The former Namibian sprinter denies any wrongdoing, but has decided to step down to allow the bidding process to remain unaffected.

The IOC Ethics Commission is investigating payments a company linked to Fredericks allegedly received three days before Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 OIympic and Paralympic Games in 2009.

“I have personally decided that it is in the best interests of a good functioning of the IOC Candidature process that I step aside as chairperson of the 2024 Evaluation Commission, because it is essential that the important work my colleagues are doing is seen as being carried out in a truthful and fair manner,” read a statement from Fredericks.

Los Angeles and Paris are competing to host the Games, with a decision to be confirmed in September.