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# Pat Hickey

Last year
2022
# statement
Pat Hickey resigns from IOC due to 'health reasons'
The International Olympic Committee announced the news in a statement this evening.
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# Pat Hickey
Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k
Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.
# OCI
Olympic Council to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored
The decision to restore the funding was announced by Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday.
# Brazil
Pat Hickey court case over Rio ticket touting allegations suspended
Both Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon were due to appear at a local court in Rio de Janeiro on the afternoon of 29 November.
# Rio 2016
Brazil's supreme court grants injunction to suspend Kevin Mallon's ticket touting court date
Mallon’s legal team told the court: “We are shouting but no one is listening.”
# welcome development
Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation
In August it emerged that the OCI was locked into a “pretty watertight” contract with THG.
# withheld funds
Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016
The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.
# olympics board
Pat Hickey resigns from the IOC's executive board 'with immediate effect'
The news follows confirmation of a November date for his Brazil trial earlier this week.
# rio ticketing scandal
Pat Hickey's trial date in Brazil set for November
Prosecutors said that if Hickey doesn’t attend the trial, he would forfeit the €400,000 bond he paid.
# rio tickets scandal
OCI to ask Shane Ross for funding back after accepting findings of report into Rio ticketing scandal
The Olympic Council will co-operate with an International Olympic Committee investigation into its former president Pat Hickey.
# Pat Hickey
OCI to meet for first time since publication of report into Rio ticketing scandal
The board will discuss the legality of a contract between the OCI and THG to be Ireland’s ticket distributor until 2026.
# Tickets
Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.
# ticket problems
Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.
# moran inquiry
Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'
The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.
# Rio 2016
OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster
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
Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026
OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.
# 2016 Olympics
Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'
A report on the ticket scandal is due to be published today.
# In the red
Rio ticketing scandal costs the Olympic Council of Ireland €1.5 million - and it could rise
The organisation published its financial results ahead of the AGM tonight.
# sarah keane
New OCI president hopes €800,000 spent on Rio ticketing scandal will be "investment"
Sarah Keane was elected as president of the OCI last Thursday.
# Corrupt
OCI presidency candidate claims 'five or six' sports federations have colluded ahead of vote
Bernard O’Byrne has attacked the lack of transparency and openness before tomorrow’s ballot.
# statement
Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president
The 71-year-old formally left his role today.
# Reversal
OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections
The Olympic Council of Ireland elections have traditionally been open to the press.
# Brazil
Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas
He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.
# Pat Hickey
Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas
The former OCI boss arrived in Dublin last night after spending time with family in the UK.
# thursday
We'll Leave It There So: Ronaldo scores his 500th goal, Rio Ferdinand's Christmas gift and all today's sport
Plus, the details on Bellator 169/BAMMA 27 which takes tomorrow at the 3Arena.
# way back home
Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland
The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.
# wednesday
We'll Leave It There So: Punishment for Hartley, Hickey's return and all today's sport
Plus, all the fixture details for the start of the World Darts Championship tomorrow.
# Home from Rio
Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland
Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.
# On a jet plane
It's looking very much like Pat Hickey could be home for Christmas
He could have his passport back later today.
# Rio de Janeiro
Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland
Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.
# ticketing case
Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received
The ANOC said it was giving Hickey a temporary loan.
# Rio Games
The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil
Separately, charity boss Jonathan Irwin has defended Hickey. “I’m a bit like the rabbit who is absolutely entranced by the snake,” he said.
# Leaving on a jet plane
Pat Hickey is getting his Irish passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil
Hickey has been detained in Brazil since August.
# Olympic Council of Ireland
Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry
The Moran Inquiry is looking at the Olympics ticketing scandal.
# votes on a scandal
Spiralling cost of €750k Rio ticket probe turns focus on OCI executive
As another member steps down, there are calls for it to be replaced.
# statement
Pat Hickey's family welcome postponement of Rio ticket review
The family also expressed their concern for the welfare of Pat Hickey, and want him to return to Ireland for medical treatment.
# Another departure
Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns
Ciarán Ó Catháin stepped down after last night’s meeting.
# Minsk
European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey
The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.