New laws to crack down on sporting bodies after Rio scandal

O’Donovan: ‘the cost of receiving public money is 100 per cent probity and 100 per cent compliance’

4th September, 2016
Minister of State for Sport Patrick ODonovan Pic: RollingNews.ie

Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan has pledged to bring in new legislation to tighten up the controls on state-funded sporting bodies.

It comes after the Olympics ticket scandal, which is the subject of both a Brazilian police investigation and a state investigation. O’Donovan said he wanted to see greater transparency among state-funded sporting bodies.

“The cost of receiving public money is 100 per cent probity and 100 per cent...

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