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#Olympic Council of Ireland

From The42 'We're not going out to win anything other than Olympic gold, that's what we're doing it for' One On One This post contains videos

'We're not going out to win anything other than Olympic gold, that's what we're doing it for'

Fresh from becoming World rowing champions, Paul and Gary O’Donovan sit down with The42 to chat studies, jobs, pressure and Tokyo.

From TheJournal.ie Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup Show Me The Money

Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup

The organisation received the highest allocation of funding earmarked for 17 different sports bodies.

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 Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k Pat Hickey

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k

Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.

From The42 'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete Unforgiving

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete

Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

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 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.

'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 OCI presidency candidate claims 'five or six' sports federations have colluded ahead of vote Corrupt

OCI presidency candidate claims 'five or six' sports federations have colluded ahead of vote

Bernard O’Byrne has attacked the lack of transparency and openness before tomorrow’s ballot.

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 TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland Home From Rio

Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland

Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey is getting his Irish passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil Leaving On A Jet Plane

Pat Hickey is getting his Irish passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil

Hickey has been detained in Brazil since August.

From TheJournal.ie Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry Olympic Council Of Ireland

Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry

The Moran Inquiry is looking at the Olympics ticketing scandal.

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 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 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 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 'terrified about being chased down the street' Investigation

Pat Hickey's family 'terrified about being chased down the street'

A solicitor for the family of Pat Hickey said his family are struggling with the case.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation" Tickets

Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"

Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.

From TheJournal.ie Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games Against The Rules

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid Olympic Council Of Ireland

Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid

Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest.

From TheJournal.ie OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry Ticketing Scandal

OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry

Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the London (2012) and Sochi (2014) Games, as well as Rio 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets Olympic Council Of Ireland

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also told TheJournal.ie that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.

From TheJournal.ie OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace" Rio 2016

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"

The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today Ticket Touting

Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today

Detained former OCI chief Pat Hickey will appear before a Brazilian judge on Tuesday as part of an investigation into black market ticket sales.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons Controversy

Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons

The Olympic Council of Ireland will meet this weekend for the first time to discuss Rio ticket scandal

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry Olympic Council Of Ireland

Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry

A retired judge will lead the inquiry into the Olympic ticket-touting scandal, but will be unable to compel witnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair

Hickey has had cardiac issues in the past and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey was advised to put Shane Ross "back in his box" Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey was advised to put Shane Ross "back in his box"

Minister Ross said last week that he was “not happy” about what had transpired and wanted answers.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal What's Going On?

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal

The controversy kicked off with an arrest of an Irishman last week. Tonight Sports Minister Shane Ross will want answers from the Olympic Council of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Ross 'not happy' with Olympic Council of Ireland investigation on Rio ticket sale controversy Investigations

Ross 'not happy' with Olympic Council of Ireland investigation on Rio ticket sale controversy

The Olympic Council of Ireland says there was no impropriety whatsoever from anyone dealing with tickets for the Rio Games.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI Dublin To Rio

Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI

The OCI President is under increasing pressure.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?

Would you be willing to pay over the odds to get to the events you want to go to?

From The42 'We are very grateful': Ireland receive €50,000 fundraising boost ahead of first Olympics Obsessed

'We are very grateful': Ireland receive €50,000 fundraising boost ahead of first Olympics

It has been a good week for Hockey Ireland.

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