Athletes’ families squeezed out in Olympics tickets fiasco

Families forced to pay black market prices for tickets; Pro10 did not answer phone or emails, relatives complain

21st August, 2016

Irish Olympic athletes were unable to get tickets for their families in the run up to the Rio Games, with new evidence emerging this weekend of endless phone calls to the Olympic Council of Ireland’s official ticket agent going unanswered and emails not being returned.

As investigations in Ireland and Brazil continue into how some 800 OCI tickets turned up in a Rio de Janeiro hotel, The Sunday Business Post can reveal how...

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