OCI must accept 'independent inquiry'
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Irish Sports Minister says OCI will have to accept tickets inquiry

Irish Sports Minister Shane Ross has said the Olympic Council of Ireland will have to accept an independent inquiry into the alleged illegal sale of tickets.

Mr Ross was speaking to Irish broadcaster RTÉ after arriving at Dublin Airport from Brazil on Thursday.

Arrested Irish Olympic official Pat Hickey has been released from hospital to be questioned at a Rio police station over allegations of illegal ticket sales.

He has temporarily stepped down from his position as the Olympic Council of Ireland's president, although he denies the allegations.

  • 18 Aug 2016