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Joao Havelange resigns from IOC

Updated: December 5, 2011, 2:26 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- After nearly a half century in the Olympics, former FIFA president Joao Havelange has left the IOC under a cloud of corruption allegations.

The 95-year-old Brazilian's resignation from the IOC was confirmed by the Olympic body and FIFA on Monday, three days before he faced possible suspension for allegedly taking kickbacks as president of FIFA.

Havelange led the soccer group from 1974-98. He joined the IOC in 1963 and was its longest-standing member. The Associated Press ...

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