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From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues' Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored OCI

Olympic Council to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored

The decision to restore the funding was announced by Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday.

From The42 12 of Ireland's most promising athletes awarded funding scholarships for Tokyo 2020 Road To Tokyo

12 of Ireland's most promising athletes awarded funding scholarships for Tokyo 2020

And Hockey Ireland has received a separate allocation of funding for its men’s national team.

From The42 Olympic gold medal winning ex-hockey star steps down as OCI's Chief Executive Officer Wave Goodbye

Olympic gold medal winning ex-hockey star steps down as OCI's Chief Executive Officer

Dr Stephen Martin has decided to pursue other career interests.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation Welcome Development

Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation

In August it emerged that the OCI was locked into a “pretty watertight” contract with THG.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016 Withheld Funds

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016

The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.

From TheJournal.ie OCI to meet for first time since publication of report into Rio ticketing scandal Pat Hickey

OCI to meet for first time since publication of report into Rio ticketing scandal

The board will discuss the legality of a contract between the OCI and THG to be Ireland’s ticket distributor until 2026.

From TheJournal.ie Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal Tickets

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

From TheJournal.ie OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster Rio 2016

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster

During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026 OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

From TheJournal.ie Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals Rusting

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'

Sarah Keane has been tasked with bringing the Olympic Council of Ireland out of the crisis it currently finds itself in and rebuilding the organisation’s plummeting credibility.

From TheJournal.ie New OCI president hopes €800,000 spent on Rio ticketing scandal will be "investment" Sarah Keane

New OCI president hopes €800,000 spent on Rio ticketing scandal will be "investment"

Sarah Keane was elected as president of the OCI last Thursday.

From The42 Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI OCI

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI

The CEO of Swim Ireland will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who replaced Pat Hickey last summer.

From The42 Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president Statement

Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president

The 71-year-old formally left his role today.

From The42 OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections Reversal

OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections

The Olympic Council of Ireland elections have traditionally been open to the press.

O'Brien adamant that he is the best candidate for OCI job despite conflicting recommendations

He faced a tough interview on RTÉ’s Saturday Sport.

These are the 3 people who want to be the next OCI President

The Olympic Council of Ireland’s EGM takes place next month.

From The42 Basketball CEO O'Byrne to run for OCI presidency Transition

Basketball CEO O'Byrne to run for OCI presidency

The OCI will appoint a new president for the first time in 28 years.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas

The former OCI boss arrived in Dublin last night after spending time with family in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland Way Back Home

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received Ticketing Case

Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received

The ANOC said it was giving Hickey a temporary loan.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited On A Jet Plane

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited

It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.

From TheJournal.ie The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil Rio Games

The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil

Separately, charity boss Jonathan Irwin has defended Hickey. “I’m a bit like the rabbit who is absolutely entranced by the snake,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie Spiralling cost of €750k Rio ticket probe turns focus on OCI executive Votes On A Scandal

Spiralling cost of €750k Rio ticket probe turns focus on OCI executive

As another member steps down, there are calls for it to be replaced.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's family welcome postponement of Rio ticket review Statement

Pat Hickey's family welcome postponement of Rio ticket review

The family also expressed their concern for the welfare of Pat Hickey, and want him to return to Ireland for medical treatment.

From The42 Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns Another Departure

Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns

Ciarán Ó Catháin stepped down after last night’s meeting.

From The42 OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers Delay

OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers

The Executive Committee has taken the decision after the threat of a High Court injunction from Pat Hickey’s legal team.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report Olympics

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

From The42 John Delaney has stepped down from his role as OCI vice-president Statement

John Delaney has stepped down from his role as OCI vice-president

The Waterford native released a statement this evening outlining the reasons behind the decision.

From The42 John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal Statement

John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal

The FAI’s chief executive says he is reconsidering his voluntary position with the OCI.

From TheJournal.ie Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports Rio Scandal

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports

OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.

From TheJournal.ie Sonia O'Sullivan says she will "have to review" her position on the Olympic Council board OCI

Sonia O'Sullivan says she will "have to review" her position on the Olympic Council board

She added that as a board, ticket sales had never been raised.

From TheJournal.ie "This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges Olympic Council Of Ireland

"This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges

On Friday night Hickey, who has temporarily stepped aside as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was charged with criminal organisation, ticket touting, ambush marketing, larceny, money laundering, and tax evasion.

From TheJournal.ie Judge accepts six charges against Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon in Rio Tickets

Judge accepts six charges against Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon in Rio

The passports of the two Irish men have been retained.

From TheJournal.ie OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal Rio Tickets

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Rio seeking arrest of another OCI director Martin Burke

Police in Rio seeking arrest of another OCI director

Rio police are seeking the arrest of OCI sports director Martin Burke, though he is not named on the same charges as Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government Rio 2016

Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the 71-year-old, his family has said.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Kevin Mallon to be released on bail, a big win for Paul O’Donovan and a day of mourning in Italy.

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