Pat Hickey statement says he will stay in Rio to fight ticket touting charges

'There is no substantive proof of any wrong doing on my part' says ex-IOC boss

30th August, 2016
Pat Hickey at the time of his arrest. Pic: Getty

Former IOC head Pat Hickey has issued a statement, a day after a Brazilian appeal court judge ordered his release.

He left jail at 11am this morning local time and later released a statement:

“I have been released from the police detention system. I will now stay in Rio and my lawyers will proceed to have the charges laid against me set aside as there is no substantive proof of any wrongdoing on my part....

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