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OCI board did not approve Hickey deal with Rio ticket seller

Legal costs to hit €1 million says OCI vice-president, Ross told holding back money will hurt Irish sport

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

20th August, 2017
Former president of the OCI Pat Hickey

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) faces legal bills of over €1 million for former board members and president, Pat Hickey, as the fallout from the Rio ticketing controversy continues to cast a shadow over the organisation and funding for Irish athletes.

It intends to argue that a deal entered into with THG to be its ticket agent up until 2026, is based on a contract agreed between the sports hospitality agency and Hickey as...

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