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The tangled ticket trail that led to Pat Hickey’s arrest in Brazil

Rio prosecutor claims that Irish ticket seller was a ‘ghost company’

2nd October, 2016

The programme Tickets to Rio was broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight last week. Reporter Conor Spackman and I - as programme producer - travelled to Rio de Janeiro to piece together some of the story surrounding the arrest of Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey during the Olympic Games in August.

Hickey has been president for 28 years, but he ‘self-suspended’ himself from this and his various other official roles...

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