A court in Brazil has set a date in November for former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey’s trial.
The trial will commence on 29 November at 2pm, in Rio de Janeiro, almost a full year after Mr Hickey left Brazil.
He had been forced to remain in Brazil upon his release from prison, after his arrest during last year’s Olympic Games.
Mr Hickey was given permission to return to Ireland last Christmas, on medical grounds, and on payment of a bond of R$1.5million to the courts.
Prosecutor Marcos Kac said last week that if Mr Hickey did not return to Brazil for trial, that his bond would be retained locally.