It has just been announced that the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio over alleged illegal Olympic ticket sales. Hickey is also the head of the European Olympic Committee.
From the BBC News...."His arrest comes days after a man was caught in Rio with 800 illegal tickets. Police say Mr Hickey, who also heads the Olympic Council of Ireland, tried to escape when they came to arrest him. They say he slid his Olympic pass under the door when police came knocking and fled into the adjacent hotel room, where his son had been staying until recently."
Brazilian Newspaper article
|Hickey's passport and credentials were seized by Brazilian police|