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# Olympic Council of Ireland

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'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.
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 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.
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.
'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 to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored
The decision to restore the funding was announced by Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday.
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 gold medal winning ex-hockey star steps down as OCI's Chief Executive Officer
Dr Stephen Martin has decided to pursue other career interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president
The 71-year-old formally left his role today.
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.
Pat Hickey is getting his Irish passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil
Hickey has been detained in Brazil since August.
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.
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.
Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report
The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Would you be willing to pay over the odds to get to the events you want to go to?
'We are very grateful': Ireland receive €50,000 fundraising boost ahead of first Olympics
It has been a good week for Hockey Ireland.