Pat Hickey released from hospital and taken to Rio police station

Pat Hickey released from hospital and taken to Rio police station

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has confirmed that Pat Hickey has left the Samaritano hospital in Rio and has been accompanied to a police station, writes Shaun Cronin.

Hickey, who temporarily stepped down as president of the OCI yesterday following his arrest, will be questioned in relation to Olympics ticket touting scandal that has rocked Irish sport.

On Wednesday morning, the controversial official was arrested at his five-star luxury Rio hotel by Brazil police and faces charges of facilitating ticket touting, forming a cartel and illicit marketing.

After his arrest Hickey was taken to hospital after complaining of chest pains.

In a statement tonight the OCI have confirmed he has left the hospital to be complete a deposition at a local police station.

“The Olympic Council of Ireland can confirm that Pat Hickey has been discharged from hospital and has been accompanied to a police station to complete a deposition,” read the statement.

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