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Olympic Council Of Ireland Terminates Contracts With Rio 2016 Ticketing Agency THG

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 17

The Olympic Council of Ireland and THG, the agency at the center of the Rio ticketing scandal, "agreed to terminate contracts," according to the IRISH INDEPENDENT. The OCI was "tied into contracts" with THG until '26 after the firm struck a deal with former OCI President Pat Hickey in Jan '16. But f...

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