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Two and a half months after his arrest, Pat Hickey remains in Rio, not under house arrest, but having surrendered his passport under the conditions of his temporary release, he is not permitted to leave Brazil. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the timing of Pat Hickey’s injunction threat against the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) isn’t surprising enough, then the nature of it certainly (...)

Stephen Colvert is free to compete but continues to try and clear his name after he received a two-year doping ban in 2014. Photograph: Inpho

Reports of inconclusive or subjective analysis in the positive doping case of Irish sprinter Steven Colvert have been described as “unchallenged theor(...)

Former Russian Olympic Committee chief Alexander Zhukov walks past Russia’s Olympic team members during a farewell ceremony before the national team’s departure to Rio de Janeiro in July. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, is stepping down, in the biggest change at the top of Russian sport since a doping scandal l(...)

Daráine Mulvihill, presenter of RTÉ’s Paralympics TV coverage. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a quiet enough spell in the life of Daráine Mulvihill. Well, if you don’t count her daily work as a presenter on RTÉ’s coverage of the Paralympi(...)

Pat Hickey:  heartened and humbled by the “outpouring of support, letters, texts and emails from the thousands of people in Ireland”. Photograph: Humberto Ohana/Getty Images

Pat Hickey has said he intends to fight the charges laid against him in a Brazilian court in relation to alleged ticket touting during the Olympic Ga(...)

Brazil’s Rafinha celebrates beating Germany in Rio: Pat Hickey had wanted tickets for that final. File photograph: Getty Images

Pat Hickey personally lobbied the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for more tickets for high-profile events at the Rio Games, a (...)

The offices of Pro10 in Lucan, Co Dublin. The Grant Thornton report will examine “interactions between Pro10 and THG in relation to OCI’s ticket allocation”.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has appointed Grant Thornton to produce a report on its ticketing regime for the Rio games. The report is to b(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey’s passport and accreditation on show during a Police press conference. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The world’s media has responded to Pat Hickey’s arrest as “a hugely embarrassing development” for the International Olympic Committee with detailed re(...)

It is encouraging, although perhaps surprising, to find in an industry as associated in the public mind with cut-throat competition as the ticket hosp(...)

It all started when an Irish man called Kevin Mallon, who works for a UK sports hospitality company called THG Sports, was arrested as the Games began. He was found in possession of around 800 tickets for high-profile sporting events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.  Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Okay, I’m lost, tell me again what the story is with the Olympics ticketing controversy? It all started when an Irish man called Kevin Mallon, who w(...)

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