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Hungarian Olympic Committee chief resigns

The general secretary of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) Tamás Aján resigned from his post at Friday's meeting of the presidium, said a statement sent to MTI. Aján's resignation comes in the wake of an unequivocal vote by the presidium to sack him on October 21 after a hearing on disqualified weightlifters at last year's Olympic games in Athens. According to the MOB presidium's statement, Aján's resignation is unrelated to the case of the three weightlifters who were disqualified for using performance-enhancing drugs in Athens. Aján agreed with the presidium, said the statement, that the air of distrust that developed around him was not politically motivated. Aján is a member of the International Olympic Committee and of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).