Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the British Adam Pengilly will leave the Olympic games in Pyeongchang because of a conflict with the representative of the security services Games.
The IOC said Thursday that Adam Pengilly has apologized to the security guard and will leave the Olympics immediately. "We know that Pengilly has expressed his apologies to the security guard and the local organising committee", an official with the local organising committee said.
The incident was caught on CCTV and pressed as to whether there was any physical contact between Pengilly and the staff member, Adams said: "My understanding is that there was some contact, yes".
"Because this involved a volunteer at security during the Games, it's obviously very important for the operation of the Games for it to happen".
Mr Pengilly said that he wanted his focus to be on athletes and help eradicate doping that's use had become far too commonplace for sport and the spirit of the Olympic Games.
Confusion has resulted, however, after IOC Presidential spokesperson Mark Adams justified their response on four occasions partly on the grounds that a "volunteer" was involved, before Pyeongchang 2018 spokesperson confirmed that it actually concerned an employed security guard.
Pengilly, an International Olympic Committee athletes' commission member, vehemently denied any such contact with the guard who, according to the Briton, fell in his attempt to chase him after he refused to stop and show his accreditation. Adams said he had not seen it. He is also the subject of an investigation by Federation Internationale de Football Association, the worldwide governing body for soccer.
Adams said "our ethics commission is aware of this case" but Adams added that Sheik Ahmad "hasn't been charged". He denies the charges but has stepped away from business positions in Israel. "We take note there is on-going legal action at the moment". It says Pengilly will be interviewed by the IOC Ethics and Compliance officer and will leave the Olympics and South Korea afterward.
He was held in prison for several weeks and is fighting the charges.