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Sports groups demand major overhaul of Hickey’s OCI

Diplomats fear ‘another Ibrahim Halawa’ as Olympic chief waits for court hearing in Brazil

28th August, 2016
Olympic Council of Ireland HQ in Howth Pic: RollingNews.ie

There will be sweeping changes to the Irish Olympic empire built by Pat Hickey following the Rio ticketing controversy.

The government has indicated it expects an overhaul at the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), and grassroots sporting federations are now demanding radical change with Hickey’s long presidency seemingly at an end.

“There will have to be a significant change in terms of that cabal in Irish sport,” said one senior minister last week....

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