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Former OCI chief Pat Hickey
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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.

THE OLYMPIC COUNCIL of Ireland (OCI) has appointed Deloitte to undertake an independent review of how it governs itself.

The OCI set up a crisis management sub-committee in the wake of the Rio tickets scandal allegedly involving its former chief Pat Hickey.

That committee has now appointed Deloitte to conduct an independent review of the OCI’s governance arrangements under its current constitution.

The OCI said the review will involve reviewing the OCI memorandum and articles of association/constitution, as well as the governance arrangements in the constitutions of a selection of relevant comparator sports bodies and other national Olympic committees.

This will be with a view to making recommendations on changes that might be made to the OCI memorandum and articles of association/constitution.

It will also engage on this with relevant stakeholders, including members of the OCI executive committee and OCI member federations, Sport Ireland, the European Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee.

In addition, it will prepare a draft report on the findings of the review to include recommendations on governance principles that may lead to changes to the OCI memorandum and constitution.

It anticipates that the exercise will take a month, and the report will then be shared with the OCI Executive Committee.

“It is expected that all agreed changes to the OCI Constitution will then be put to an OCI EGM soon after,” said the statement.

Former OCI chief Pat Hickey is currently in Rio, having been charged over his role in an alleged ticket touting controversy during the Olympic Games. He denies the charges.

Grant Thornton was earlier appointed to carry out a review of how the OCI handled its ticketing arrangements for the Rio Olympics.

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