Saturday 21 October 2017

OCI treasurer Kevin Kilty resigns from position on the board

Kevin Kilty OCI Chef de Mission (right) and Stephen Martin OCI Chief Executive (left) and arriving to give a deposition at Police City in Rio de Janeiro in August
Pic Steve Humphreys
Kevin Kilty OCI Chef de Mission (right) and Stephen Martin OCI Chief Executive (left) and arriving to give a deposition at Police City in Rio de Janeiro in August Pic Steve Humphreys

Ryan Nugent

OCI honorary treasurer and Chef de Mission for the Rio Games, Kevin Kilty has become the latest member of the board to resign from his position.

Mr Kilty’s resignation is the second in a number of days after FAI Chief Executive, John Delaney stepped down from his position on Tuesday night.

The Chef de Mission was one of three OCI members along with former President, Pat Hickey, to have his computer, phone and passport seized by Brazilian police during the ticket touting probe in Brazil.

Speaking to Independent.ie shortly after the court order, Mr Kilty denied any wrongdoing.

"I'm Irish and I'm out here, I suppose," Mr Kilty said when asked why he was being targeted by police.

"It's the Olympic Council that's being targeted, that's all I can say.

"All I can do is speak honestly and that's what I intend to do. I have absolutely no involvement in this.

"I have nothing to do with ticketing. Nothing to do with it,” he added.

The remaining OCI board are due to meet at the headquarters in Howth tonight at 7pm.

Mr Hickey remains in Brazil where a solicitor yesterday confirmed that they had applied to have his passport returned.

Arthur Lavigne told the Irish Times said they made a request for the return of his passport on October 14 "so he can travel to his homeland".

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