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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(...)

Police in Rio have said testimony from two Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) officials on Thursday night indicated that OCI president Patrick Hickey was in charge of the organisation’s ticketing. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Police in Rio have said testimony from two Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) officials indicated that president Patrick Hickey was in charge of the org(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland’s team leader Kevin Kilty, right, and chief executive Stephen Martin leave the police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday. Police say the men are now ‘witnesses and not suspects’.  Photograph: Leo Correa/AP

It was another long day on Thursday for the ever-growing press pack covering the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) ticket controversy in Brazil. Once(...)

Police in Brazil have charged US Olympic swimming star Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Rio Games. File photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Police in Brazil have charged US Olympic swimming star Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Rio Games. A police(...)

Two OCI officials, Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin, leave  a police station in north of Rio after being interviewed.  Photograph: AP Photo/Leo Correa

Two Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) officials are witnesses but not suspects in their investigation into the alleged ticket touting controversy at th(...)

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy acknowledges large crowds who turned out to see her at the People’s Park in Dún Laoghaire this evening. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Led by the RNLI Dún Laoghaire lifeboat Anna Livia and accompanied by a flotilla of some 25 yachts and ribs crossing the town’s harbour, Ireland’s silv(...)

Kenya team captain Wesley Korir in action during the marathon at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) because of the poor handling of the east African country’s team during the Rio Olympics, (...)

Joel Thomas (5) from Baldoyle was delighted to have his boxing gloves signed by returning Olympic Irish boxer Paddy Barnes. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

It was a ticketless event. Everyone welcome. Ireland’s Olympic team arrived home from Rio de Janeiro yesterday to a loving but low-key welcome – a(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan: “There have been many news reporters wanting to speak to me and I have not spoken to anyone because, until the investigations [on the Rio ticketing controversy] have run their course, I won’t know any more than what’s being written in the papers, or else spoken through the news.”  Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Sometimes the hardest thing about the Olympics isn’t just the taking part or the winning but the letting go. And not just for the athletes. They just (...)

Olympic Council of Ireland chief Pat Hickey’s lawyers in Rio de Janeiro have not responded to calls from this newspaper. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The two Irishmen arrested in Brazil as part of a police investigation into alleged ticket touting at the Olympic Games are still waiting for judges to(...)

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