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Friday 15 December 2017

Picture: Pat Hickey, his wife and Vladmir Putin

Pat Hickey and his wife Sylviane with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2014
Pat Hickey and his wife Sylviane with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2014

Matt Sandy

Irish Olympic chief Pat Hickey, his wife Sylviane and Russian president smile for a snapshot in Moscow.

The picture was taken at a dinner after the drugs-tainted 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Mr Hickey was arrested in a dawn raid on his hotel room at 6am yesterday.

Police arrived at the Windsor Marapendi hotel in Rio de Janeiro to find his wife Sylviane alone in the bedroom, but her husband's possessions still in the room.

The Rio police said Mr Hickey's wife claimed that her husband had returned to Ireland.

Officers then began a search of the hotel and found Mr Hickey in his son's room.

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