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# oci - Friday 20 July, 2018

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'
# Rio Olympics
# Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Jul 20th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,332 Views 17 Comments

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

# oci - Friday 15 December, 2017

Olympic Council to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored
# OCI
# OCI

Olympic Council to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored

Dec 15th 2017, 7:14 AM 6,908 Views 0 Comments

The decision to restore the funding was announced by Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday.

# oci - Monday 27 November, 2017

12 of Ireland's most promising athletes awarded funding scholarships for Tokyo 2020
# Road To Tokyo
From The42
# Road To Tokyo

12 of Ireland's most promising athletes awarded funding scholarships for Tokyo 2020

Nov 27th 2017, 4:20 PM 8,180 Views 3 Comments

And Hockey Ireland has received a separate allocation of funding for its men’s national team.

# oci - Friday 3 November, 2017

Olympic gold medal winning ex-hockey star steps down as OCI's Chief Executive Officer
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Olympic gold medal winning ex-hockey star steps down as OCI's Chief Executive Officer

Nov 3rd 2017, 10:48 AM 2,748 Views 0 Comments

Dr Stephen Martin has decided to pursue other career interests.

# oci - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation
# Welcome Development
# Welcome Development

Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation

Oct 17th 2017, 8:31 PM 23,406 Views 0 Comments

In August it emerged that the OCI was locked into a “pretty watertight” contract with THG.

# oci - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016
# Withheld Funds
# Withheld Funds

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016

Sep 12th 2017, 7:56 PM 14,670 Views 0 Comments

The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.

# oci - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

OCI to meet for first time since publication of report into Rio ticketing scandal
# Pat Hickey
# Pat Hickey

OCI to meet for first time since publication of report into Rio ticketing scandal

Aug 30th 2017, 9:06 AM 4,777 Views 0 Comments

The board will discuss the legality of a contract between the OCI and THG to be Ireland’s ticket distributor until 2026.

# oci - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
# Tickets
# Tickets

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal

Aug 29th 2017, 7:19 PM 13,463 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.

# oci - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
# Ticket Problems
# Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Aug 17th 2017, 2:20 PM 22,671 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# oci - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster

Aug 15th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,231 Views 0 Comments

During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.

# oci - Monday 14 August, 2017

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026
# OCI
# OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

Aug 14th 2017, 6:51 PM 16,348 Views 0 Comments

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

# oci - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals
# Rusting
# Rusting

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

May 25th 2017, 10:16 PM 72,971 Views 33 Comments

Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.

# oci - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'
# Keane To Make A Change
From The42
# Keane To Make A Change

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'

Feb 19th 2017, 7:10 AM 8,515 Views 11 Comments

Sarah Keane has been tasked with bringing the Olympic Council of Ireland out of the crisis it currently finds itself in and rebuilding the organisation’s plummeting credibility.

# oci - Monday 13 February, 2017

New OCI president hopes €800,000 spent on Rio ticketing scandal will be "investment"
# Sarah Keane
# Sarah Keane

New OCI president hopes €800,000 spent on Rio ticketing scandal will be "investment"

Feb 13th 2017, 2:02 PM 14,948 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Keane was elected as president of the OCI last Thursday.

# oci - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI
# OCI
From The42
# OCI

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI

Feb 9th 2017, 10:11 PM 33,017 Views 23 Comments

The CEO of Swim Ireland will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who replaced Pat Hickey last summer.

# oci - Monday 6 February, 2017

Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president

Feb 6th 2017, 7:14 PM 16,686 Views 0 Comments

The 71-year-old formally left his role today.

# oci - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections
# Reversal
From The42
# Reversal

OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections

Feb 1st 2017, 10:55 AM 13,959 Views 24 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland elections have traditionally been open to the press.

# oci - Saturday 28 January, 2017

O'Brien adamant that he is the best candidate for OCI job despite conflicting recommendations
# Running For Presidency
From The42
# Running For Presidency

O'Brien adamant that he is the best candidate for OCI job despite conflicting recommendations

Jan 28th 2017, 10:23 PM 5,423 Views 5 Comments

He faced a tough interview on RTÉ’s Saturday Sport.

# oci - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

These are the 3 people who want to be the next OCI President
# And The Nominees Are...
From The42
# And The Nominees Are...

These are the 3 people who want to be the next OCI President

Jan 17th 2017, 4:15 PM 21,814 Views 39 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland’s EGM takes place next month.

# oci - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Basketball CEO O'Byrne to run for OCI presidency
# Transition
From The42
# Transition

Basketball CEO O'Byrne to run for OCI presidency

Jan 10th 2017, 4:32 PM 14,728 Views 38 Comments

The OCI will appoint a new president for the first time in 28 years.

# oci - Monday 19 December, 2016

Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas
# Pat Hickey
# Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas

Dec 19th 2016, 9:39 AM 14,853 Views 0 Comments

The former OCI boss arrived in Dublin last night after spending time with family in the UK.

# oci - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland
# Way Back Home
# Way Back Home

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

Dec 15th 2016, 8:08 AM 11,062 Views 0 Comments

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

# oci - Friday 2 December, 2016

Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received
# Ticketing Case
# Ticketing Case

Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received

Dec 2nd 2016, 4:30 PM 25,541 Views 0 Comments

The ANOC said it was giving Hickey a temporary loan.

# oci - Friday 18 November, 2016

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited
# On A Jet Plane
# On A Jet Plane

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited

Nov 18th 2016, 4:37 PM 19,714 Views 0 Comments

It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.

# oci - Thursday 17 November, 2016

The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil
# Rio Games
# Rio Games

The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil

Nov 17th 2016, 3:49 PM 29,785 Views 0 Comments

Separately, charity boss Jonathan Irwin has defended Hickey. “I’m a bit like the rabbit who is absolutely entranced by the snake,” he said.

# oci - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Spiralling cost of €750k Rio ticket probe turns focus on OCI executive
# Votes On A Scandal
# Votes On A Scandal

Spiralling cost of €750k Rio ticket probe turns focus on OCI executive

Nov 5th 2016, 4:23 PM 26,315 Views 0 Comments

As another member steps down, there are calls for it to be replaced.

# oci - Friday 4 November, 2016

Pat Hickey's family welcome postponement of Rio ticket review
# Statement
# Statement

Pat Hickey's family welcome postponement of Rio ticket review

Nov 4th 2016, 9:53 PM 18,705 Views 0 Comments

The family also expressed their concern for the welfare of Pat Hickey, and want him to return to Ireland for medical treatment.

# oci - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns
# Another Departure
From The42
# Another Departure

Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns

Nov 3rd 2016, 3:02 PM 13,740 Views 0 Comments

Ciarán Ó Catháin stepped down after last night’s meeting.

# oci - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers
# Delay
From The42
# Delay

OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers

Nov 2nd 2016, 11:28 PM 16,378 Views 0 Comments

The Executive Committee has taken the decision after the threat of a High Court injunction from Pat Hickey’s legal team.

# oci - Friday 28 October, 2016

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report
# Olympics
# Olympics

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

Oct 28th 2016, 8:05 AM 11,688 Views 0 Comments

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

# oci - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

John Delaney has stepped down from his role as OCI vice-president
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

John Delaney has stepped down from his role as OCI vice-president

Oct 25th 2016, 9:53 PM 25,349 Views 0 Comments

The Waterford native released a statement this evening outlining the reasons behind the decision.

# oci - Thursday 22 September, 2016

John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal

Sep 22nd 2016, 5:40 PM 14,545 Views 0 Comments

The FAI’s chief executive says he is reconsidering his voluntary position with the OCI.

# oci - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports
# Rio Scandal
# Rio Scandal

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports

Sep 15th 2016, 9:59 PM 21,701 Views 0 Comments

OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.

# oci - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Sonia O'Sullivan says she will "have to review" her position on the Olympic Council board
# OCI
# OCI

Sonia O'Sullivan says she will "have to review" her position on the Olympic Council board

Sep 14th 2016, 10:28 PM 33,196 Views 0 Comments

She added that as a board, ticket sales had never been raised.

# oci - Sunday 11 September, 2016

"This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges
# Olympic Council Of Ireland
# Olympic Council Of Ireland

"This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges

Sep 11th 2016, 6:29 PM 33,955 Views 0 Comments

On Friday night Hickey, who has temporarily stepped aside as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was charged with criminal organisation, ticket touting, ambush marketing, larceny, money laundering, and tax evasion.

# oci - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Judge accepts six charges against Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon in Rio
# Tickets
# Tickets

Judge accepts six charges against Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon in Rio

Sep 10th 2016, 12:26 AM 29,364 Views 0 Comments

The passports of the two Irish men have been retained.

# oci - Friday 9 September, 2016

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal
# Rio Tickets
# Rio Tickets

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal

Sep 9th 2016, 8:01 PM 9,470 Views 0 Comments

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

Police in Rio seeking arrest of another OCI director
# Martin Burke
# Martin Burke

Police in Rio seeking arrest of another OCI director

Sep 9th 2016, 7:54 AM 18,750 Views 0 Comments

Rio police are seeking the arrest of OCI sports director Martin Burke, though he is not named on the same charges as Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon.

# oci - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government

Aug 31st 2016, 7:54 PM 17,994 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the 71-year-old, his family has said.

# oci - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 27th 2016, 7:57 PM 19,693 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Mallon to be released on bail, a big win for Paul O’Donovan and a day of mourning in Italy.

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