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# Tickets
Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"
Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.
# against the rules
Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games
It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.
# statement
Pat Hickey's family slam his arrest as they look for meetings with ministers
The family say they hope to meet with Enda Kenny.
# Brazil
OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station
Police said they now have a huge amount of information after taking testimony from the two OCI executives.
# Olympic Council of Ireland
Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid
Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest.
# Ticketing scandal
OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry
Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the London (2012) and Sochi (2014) Games, as well as Rio 2016.
# Olympic Council of Ireland
Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets
The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also told that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.
# ticket touting
Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'
Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.
# Shambles
'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets
Families say there was no online portal to buy tickets.
# Rio 2016
OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.
# sunday interview
"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"
28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.
# Controversy
Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons
The Olympic Council of Ireland will meet this weekend for the first time to discuss Rio ticket scandal
# Ticketing scandal
Pat Hickey has been transferred to Bangu Prison in Rio de Janeiro
The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it will ‘co-operate fully’ with a State inquiry into the ongoing ticket-touting scandal.
# Your Say
Poll: Has Ireland had a good Olympics?
Irish stories emanating from Rio have ranged in extremes – from the truly uplifting to the downright disheartening.
# Controversy
Ticketing scandal: THG and Pro10 back calls for independent probe
Meanwhile, Pat Hickey has been denied bail in Rio.
# Pat Hickey
Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair
Hickey has had cardiac issues in the past and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
# Ticketing scandal
Pat Hickey was advised to put Shane Ross "back in his box"
Minister Ross said last week that he was “not happy” about what had transpired and wanted answers.
# Trouble
5 things to know about Irish Olympic tickets controversy
Pat Hickey has been arrested in connection with the scandal in Rio today.
# ticket controversy
Shane Ross not giving up hope on reaching deal with Olympic Council of Ireland
The Minister said he was ‘disappointed and stunned’ by the OCI’s decision.
# Rio 2016
OCI refuses to answer questions from Minister Shane Ross over ticket controversy
Minister Shane Ross said that he was “absolutely stunned” by the decision.
# dublin to rio
Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI
The OCI President is under increasing pressure.
# long-range forecast
Pat Hickey tips John Delaney to become new OCI chief in 2020
Hickey is stepping down from the role after 28 years at the helm, but he doesn’t expect his successor to be in charge beyond the Tokyo Olympics.
# statement
The OCI are 'extremely disappointed' to be without 'one of the big stars of Rio 2016'
Rory McIlroy has announced his decision to withdraw from the Olympic Games due to fears over the Zika virus.
# London 2012
ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations
Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.
# Rio 2016
McIlroy can carry Irish flag if he declares for us - Olympic Council
OCI president Pat Hickey has tried to tip Rory McIlroy’s allegiance in Ireland’s favour ahead of the 2016 Olympics.
# Welcome home
Mansion House homecoming: Who's coming? What's the plan?
Details are still a little sketchy about who’ll be there, but the official reception for Team Ireland will get underway at 1pm tomorrow.
# London 2012
Team Ireland shaken by alleged betting scandal
On the eve of the Games, the IOC received a complaint that an Irish athlete had allegedly bet on an opponent in a previous event.
# Rough Ride
London 2012: Cavendish rivals plotting British gold flop
Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and David McCann represent Irish hopes in the road race in London today.
# Top Job
London 2012: Hickey signs up to IOC top table
Dubliner Pat Hickey was elected today to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
# London 2012
It's time to move on from women's relay selection fiasco says athletics team chief
Patsy McGonagle says the spirit of the team heading to London today has not been affected by the Joanna Mills ‘deselection’.
# London 2012
We'll learn from Cuddihy/Mills saga, promise athletics bosses
Athletics Ireland have promised to conduct a review of the selection and appeals processes after the Olympics.
# London 2012
London 2012: Cuddihy's Olympic appeal successful
Joanna Mills will miss out on London after an OCI Appeal Tribunal reinstated Catriona Cuddihy to the women’s 4x400m relay team.
# London 2012
OCI reject Brammeier's Olympic appeal
The ruling means David McCann retains his place in Ireland’s road race team for the London Games.
# London 2012
Lynch dropped from Irish show-jumping team for London Olympics
The Tipperary jockey has been cut from Team Ireland days after the disqualification of his horse from an event in Germany.
# Double trouble
Joe Duffy backs 'great little runners' Jedward for Olympic torchbearer mission
Disgruntled callers to Liveline want Bernard Dunne to carry the flame in June rather than the marathon-running pop twins.
# Torch
Henry Shefflin, Paul McGrath and Shane Horgan to carry Olympic flame
Some of the torchbearers have been revealed ahead of next month’s relay in Dublin.
# Tweet On
Tweet dreams: Irish Olympic athletes free to use Twitter at London 2012
Pat Hickey knows what a London Bus looks like but, by the looks of it, he prefers vintage technology.
# London 2012
Carrying a torch: Paul McGrath in pole position to carry Olympic flame
The Black Pearl of Inchicore has emerged as the favourite to carry the Olympic torch through Dublin and fly the flag for Irish football.
# London 2012
Roy Keane in the frame for Irish Olympic torch relay, says OCI chief
“I have no problems with Roy Keane but we have to ask the Football Association of Ireland who are our partners in this,” Pat Hickey told TheScore yesterday.
# Olympics
London 2012 chairman backs Dublin visit for Olympic torch
Sebastian Coe said a symbolic visit to the Republic “would speak eloquently and powerfully for sport”.