OCI appoint Grant Thornton to examine handling of tickets in Rio

OCI appoint Grant Thornton to examine handling of tickets in Rio

The Olympic Council has appointed Grant Thornton to examine its handling of tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio, and its appointment of Pro10 as ticket resellers.

It is expected to be completed on October 10 when it will be handed to the official State inquiry.

"As part of the Grant Thornton review, submissions will be invited from athletes and their families on their experience of ticketing allocation and availability arrangements for Rio 2016," an OCI spokeswoman said.

"The OCI is committed to a review of its wider corporate governance arrangements and will set out its intentions in this area in due course."

Athletes will be invited to give evidence about their experience of ticket handling, and the report will be given to the judge running the government's independent inquiry.

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