Friday April 3, 2020

Matt Cooper: Banged up abroad

After being moved from a private hospital to a Rio jail and being denied bail, Pat Hickey is fighting to salvage his career

21st August, 2016
Pat Hickey is wheeled out of the Hospital Samaritano in Rio de Janeiro last week Picture: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

If past form is anything to go by, then whenever Pat Hickey next gets internet access, he’s likely to conduct a detailed review of all that has been said and written about him in broadcasts and newspaper articles in Ireland in recent days.

During his lengthy tenure as boss of the Olympic Council of Ireland, Hickey has been known to send solicitor’s letters on occasions when he might be displeased by media coverage...

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