Why Ross’s Rio inquiry was doomed from the beginning

Why Ross’s Rio inquiry was doomed from the beginning View Gallery
Pat Hickey had been advised to put Shane Ross ‘back in his box’ Picture: Getty

Report to come out six months late with no findings of wrongdoing; refusal of parties to participate was a ‘major handicap’

The long-awaited report on the alleged touting of tickets assigned to the Irish delegation for the Rio Olympics faced a “major handicap” because of a failure by relevant parties to answer questions or provide evidence of what happened.

The report, due to be published tomorrow, says the inquiry was confined to a “narrative of events” rather than conclusive findings on the scandal that overshadowed what should have been a week of celebration when Ireland won...

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