The Longest Head Start In Fugitive History



The passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) [Dermot Henihan, Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin] have been seized following the search of a hotel in Brazil in relation to the Rio ticketing controversy.

No arrests were made during the search.

“Early this morning in Rio, Brazilian police arrived at the OCI offices in the Olympic village and at OCI accommodation outside of the village,” said the OCI in a statement.

Civil Police removed mobile phones and Olympics tickets from the hotel rooms of members of the OCI.

The passports of three Irish citizens were also confiscated by police officers, as part of their ongoing investigation.

“The OCI personnel were asked to present for questioning at a local police station on Tuesday (23 August) next. They agreed to do so,” said the OCI.

“The OCI had an allocation of unused official tickets in their offices which had been made available for athletes’ families and friends. The police also took possession of these tickets,” added the OCI.

Passports of three OCI members seized by police in Rio (RTÉ)




Ah here.

Via Barry

Thanks Postman Pat



FAI Chief Executive John Delaney

Also as part of the court order dated yesterday, RTÉ News understands that the Brazilian police are seeking to acquire the passports of three other individuals connected to the OCI.

…Those three people named on court documents are acting president Willie O’Brien, executive member of the OCI and chief executive of the FAI John Delaney and personal assistant to the president Linda O’Reilly.///

Brazilian police seeking to acquire the passports of six individuals connected to the OCI (RTE)

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30 thoughts on “The Longest Head Start In Fugitive History

  1. Cot

    In essence, the government needs to introduce charity/ the so-called non-profit sector legislation as soon as possible. This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to charity/ the so-called non-profit sector.

  2. rotide

    Barry’s coverage of the olympics is clearly broadsheet or teletext given that chart.

    Kenya and Russia are neck and neck with us in the corruption stakes.

    1. some old queen

      Why was Ireland picked on so. Mainly because it would have no economic or political repressions which doesn’t mean the OCI was not and is not corrupt. It’s a wonder that shredder didn’t go on fire before this.

      Kipchoge’s performance today was near super human mind.

      1. rotide

        Well, We’re not being picked on. Hickey is corrupt as old rust and deserverdly got pinched. The Russians made far bigger headlines, and deservedly so, in the run up to the games.

        The kenyan thing is a funny one. They got caught barefacedly cheating drug tests (a coach took a urine test posing as a sprinter) and nothing seems to have come of it.

        1. Anne

          I saw him being carted off to prison in a wheel chair.. Did he head over to Brazil in a wheel chair or was that brought on since being arrested?

      1. rotide

        Maybe because most of the Russians aren’t actually there on account of being banned from the Olympics?

        The kenyan stuff is funny too.

          1. rotide

            I did say most.

            I’m not going to bother explaining something that’s been in the brass for the last 6 months

  3. Kieran NYC

    The IT have confirmed that Delaney’s is one of the passports taken.

    Imagine if we got rid of two birds with one stone!

  4. Guy Bague


    Shame we couldn’t use those OCI bozos as marathon runners. Kipchoge would be left for dead…

  5. realPolithicks

    If anything good comes out of this debacle, perhaps it will be to rid Irish sport of leeches like Mr (400k per year) Delaney.

    1. pooter

      Apparently he turned up at the OCI meeting last night. He also had a hotel room booked in Rio but never turned up for some reason..

  6. Spaghetti Hoop

    Well if Hickey is going down in a Rio jail he’ll want his buddies with him. Blame-dilution….the guy squealed good. Best Olympics ever.

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