Pat Hickey: former OCI president allowed to leave Brazil 'for health reasons'



A judge in Brazil has ruled that former Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey is to be given back his passport and permitted to leave the country for medical reasons.
Mr Hickey is among a number of people facing charges related to a probe into alleged ticket touting at Rio 2016.
He has denied all allegations made against him.
Although released almost two weeks after his arrest in August, officials retained Mr Hickey's passport.
A judge at the Special Court for Supporter and Large Events in Rio de Janeiro, which had jurisdiction during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, ruled... read more

 
17 November 2016 in Sport, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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