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Hickey won't resume post if he returns - OCI

Martin Grant

Published 12/09/2016 | 02:30

Pat Hickey. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Pat Hickey. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Pat Hickey will not resume his role at the Olympic Council of Ireland if he returns home, according to the OCI's acting president Willie O'Brien.

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Mr O'Brien was responding to reports that Mr Hickey would step back into his presidential duties if he is allowed to return home to await trial for his role in alleged ticket touting in Rio.

However, acting OCI president Willie O'Brien last night told the Irish Independent he didn't expect Mr Hickey (71) to take charge if he returns.

Separately, Mr Hickey issued a statement, saying the investigation had been a "life-changing experience" and he had been "humbled" by the support from thousands of people in Ireland.

Irish Independent

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