Wednesday October 21, 2020

Athletes are left with few answers to what happened in Rio

Probe sparks questions about why it took Brazilian authorities to highlight problems in OCI

20th August, 2017
Pat Hickey ran the OCI as a ‘personal fiefdom’ until his arrest by Brazilian police at the Rio Olympics Picture: Getty

When the bosses of sporting bodies appeared before an Oireachtas committee on Friday, it was suggested by one politician that the Olympics ticket controversy should one day be made into a Hollywood blockbuster.

Another pointed out there is already a film called Blame it on Rio and The Good, the Bad the Ugly is also taken.

But either title could sum up the story of how it took Brazilian authorities to expose what was described...

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