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#Olympic Council of Ireland

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Monday 13 August, 2018

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 20 July, 2018

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Saturday 9 June, 2018

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Thursday 15 February, 2018

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 15 December, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Monday 27 November, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 3 November, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Thursday 17 August, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Monday 13 February, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Monday 6 February, 2017

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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

Hickey has been detained in Brazil since August.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 11 November, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Saturday 5 November, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 28 October, 2016

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Sunday 11 September, 2016

"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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 9 September, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Monday 29 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Saturday 27 August, 2016

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.

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

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

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Thursday 25 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Monday 22 August, 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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Sunday 21 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Saturday 20 August, 2016

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

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 19 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Thursday 18 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Sunday 14 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Friday 12 August, 2016

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.

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Thursday 11 August, 2016

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

The OCI President is under increasing pressure.

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?

# olympic-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

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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