Pat Hickey:  facing ticket-touting charges in Rio de Janeiro following his arrest at the Olympic Games. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lawyers acting for Pat Hickey, who is facing ticket-touting charges in Rio de Janeiro following his arrest at the Olympic Games last August, have lodg(...)

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(...)

Police in Brazil say they want to arrest a second Irish man as part of their investigation into the alleged touting controversy involving Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Police in Brazil say they want to arrest a second Irish man as part of their investigation into the alleged touting controversy involving Olympic Coun(...)