This morning

Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2

The launch of the Olympic Council of Ireland’s Strategic Plan 20180-2024 which introduces new governance rules following last Summer’s ticketing scandal in Rio.

OCI President Sarah Keane said:

“We finally have a modern, fit for purpose constitution that will stand the organisation in good stead for years to come.”

Former OCI President Pat Hickey is awaiting trial on charges of ticket touting, forming a criminal association/cartel and illicit marketing

Top from left: Member of the OCI executive committee Lochlann Walsh, Honorary General Secretary Sarah O’ Shea, OCI President Sarah Keane and Chair of the OCI athletic committee Shane O’Connor.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews


The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) remain at loggerheads with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ahead of an EGM this evening, with former OCI President Pat Hickey set to remain on their board.

In September, Hickey resigned from his position on the executive board of the IOC, having ‘self-suspended’ himself while facing charges related to alleged ticket touting at the Rio Games in 2016.

Hickey, 72, stayed on as an ordinary IOC member though, and the world body have insisted Hickey be subject to no term limit. That entitles him to remain as a member of the OCI board, a rule that’s proved to be a bone of contention.

OCI and IOC at loggerheads over Hickey membership (RTÉ)

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4 thoughts on “Any Spare Tickets?

    1. rotide

      If you’d bothered to read either the article or the article you linked you’d know that its the IOC that are saying he can remain as a board member, not the OCI.

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