Europe%27s+top+Olympic+official+arrested+in+Rio+over+tickets+sales
Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 13:02
Europe's top Olympic official arrested in Rio over tickets sales
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Police in Brazil investigating illegal Olympic ticket sales have arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Irishman Patrick Hickey.

Mr Hickey, 71, is suspected of being involved in a scheme to sell tickets for higher than their face value.

He was taken to hospital as a precaution, and will probably stay the night there, police said.

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) said he had stood down temporarily from his roles after being arrested.
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