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Former OCI President Pat Hickey's Legal Team Wants To Block Publication Of Moran Report

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey said that his legal team in Dublin "warned against the publication of Judge Carroll Moran's report into the Rio ticketing scandal last summer as it might prejudice his trial in Brazil," according to RTÉ. Sarah Keane, Hickey's success...

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