How Pat Hickey ended up in jail, shamed Ireland
Pat Hickey has stood down from his position as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland following his arrest in Rio, on a dark day for Irish sport.
Mr Hickey was arrested at his luxury hotel after a dawn raid by police investigating allegations of Olympic ticket touting. Police said Mr Hickey's wife claimed her husband had returned to Ireland.
Officers then began a search of the hotel and discovered that Mr Hickey was in fact in his son's room.
Mr Hickey was transferred to hospital but a judge ordered the 71-year-old must remain in jail once he is discharged and faces a maximum prison sentence of up to seven years if charged and found guilty. Last night the OCI released a statement saying Mr Hickey would remain in the hospital for a period of 24 hours.
Mr Hickey was arrested on suspicion of the formation of a criminal association/cartel, ticket touting and illicit marketing. Mr Hickey was accused of plotting with others to sell tickets above face value in a scheme that authorities say netted about €2.5m in profits.
It also emerged that a senior barrister advised the OCI that Sports Minister Shane Ross needed "to be put back in his box" before a meeting in Rio.
Details of the advice emerged in an email released by police in Rio after the arrest of Mr Hickey.