The Associated Press reports that Herve Madore has resigned as Deputy Director of Annecy’s bid committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The resignation comes just less than three months before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) votes on the host city for the 2018 Games.
Annecy 2018 press officer Margo Sella said Madore “has resigned, I can confirm this”, but gave no reason for his departure.
In December Edgar Grospiron resigned as Annecy 2018 head over budget issues.
Annecy is competing against PyeongChang and Munich for the 2018 Games. The three cities are to make presentations to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland next month and the IOC will then vote for the host city July 6 in Durban, South Africa.
A Spokesperson for Annecy 2018 said “Annecy 2018 confirms Herve Madore has decided to leave his position as Deputy Director General of the bid to move on to a new opportunity with the Ministry of Sport.
“Our President, Charles Beigbeder and the rest of the team are all enormously grateful for the contributions he has made to the bid; particularly in leading the production of our excellent bid book.
“We wish him well in his new position and thank him for the role he has played in helping us develop a bid we believe can win the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
‘We have a committed and talented team in place who can deliver in every area required in the final phase of our campaign. We will continue to do everything we can to make this bid a success.’