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Ireland Sport Minister Questions Hickey's Refusal To Appear Before Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Ireland Minister for Sport Shane Ross questioned why the man at the center of the Olympic ticketing scandal "refused to appear before a powerful oversight committee," according to the PA. Ross said that it was "inconsistent" that former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey answered questi...

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