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Former OCI President Hickey Signed Deals With 'Ticket Tout' Through '26

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 16 / 17

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into "watertight" contracts with the British company at the center of the "alleged ticket-touting scandal at Rio" through '26, according to Aaron Rogan of the LONDON TIMES. After publication on Monday of a " damning report " by Justice Carroll Moran into tick...

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