Mr Aján has offered his resignation whilst rejecting in the strongest possible terms allegations recently made against him in a TV programme. He continues to insist on his complete innocence.
At the same time, Mr Aján explained that he had realised that these allegations are overshadowing Olympic preparations and Olympic competitions in his beloved sport of weightlifting. For this reason, with his resignation he wanted to protect the reputation of his sport and that of the Olympic Movement.
The IOC Executive Board expresses its thanks and great respect for this personal gesture by Mr Aján.
The IOC would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Aján for all the many services he has rendered to his Olympic sport and the Olympic Movement for so many years, and wishes him all the very best in all his future endeavours.