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Police seize passports from Irish Olympic officials - Irish Times

Police seize passports from Irish Olympic officials - Irish Times

Hickey, an IOC member, head of the Olympic Council of Ireland and the European Olympic Committees, was detained Wednesday and is accused of involvement in a ticket scam, ambush marketing and conspiracy over the sale of Rio Olympics tickets at inflated prices.


Olympic ticket scandal official to appear before judge Tuesday

Olympic ticket scandal official to appear before judge Tuesday

The former judo athlete is facing charges of conspiracy, ticket scalping and ambush marketing after Brazilian authorities alleged he was part of a plot to make $3 million by illegally selling Rio Games tickets above face value. Kevin Mallon, director of worldwide sports hospitality company THG Sports, is being held at the same prison having been arrested on 5 August. Mr Hickey has temporarily stepped aside as an IOC executive board member, head of the European Olympic Committee and the OCI ...



Benteke leaves Liverpool for Palace in record deal

Thus Remy is ready to look for a team with more regular playing time on the horizon, and Crystal Palace have emerged as interest to sign the versatile forward. "We've lost two this week in Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie ". Christian Benteke has thanked Liverpool supporters after making the £32 million move to Crystal Palace on Saturday.


Mets: Asdrubal Cabrera begins rehab assignment in St. Lucie

Mets: Asdrubal Cabrera begins rehab assignment in St. Lucie

The Mets made a trio of moves prior to Friday's game, activating Cespedes and Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list. Steven Matz is scheduled to leave the team Sunday and fly to NY, where his left shoulder will be examined by team doctors.


Volleyball: Serbian women knock out United States favorites

Volleyball: Serbian women knock out United States favorites

They will face a young Chinese squad led by former US coach Jenny Lang Ping in the women's finals at 9:15 p.m. ET. The United States won the first set 25-20 and looked to be in control of the match. The two teams traded service faults before a Serbian spike bounced far off Kristy Robinson's hands and the US women were left with nothing to do but watch helplessly as the ball sailed out of play to end the match.



Britain tops Netherlands, wins 1st women's field hockey gold

However, a dogged performance in normal time saw Britain's girls draw 3-3 to take the game to a penalty shootout. Britain won a penalty in the last quarter after a collision and Helen Richardson-Walsh coolly fired the ball into the left of the goal.