Hickey preparing to step back into OCI role

Brazilian court due to rule if Hickey's passport should be returned

11th September, 2016
Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey is expected to step back into his duties as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) if he is allowed to return home to await trial for alleged ticket touting at the Rio Olympics.

A court in Brazil will rule this week if Hickey’s passport should be returned to him pending his trial, which may be 18 months away. If the judge agrees, Hickey and fellow Irishman Kevin Mallon could be home...

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