In Rio arrested 71-year-old head of the Olympic committees of Europe. Suspected speculation on the tickets

Brazilian police on Wednesday, 17 August 2016, arrested the head of the European Olympic committees Patrick Hickey on charges of illegal sale of tickets for the Olympics.

On it informs Agency AFP.

«He was arrested,» confirmed his spokesman.

The IOC member is suspected of illegal transfer to reseller of tickets to sell them at inflated prices.

Press Secretary of the IOC said that while the organization refines the details of the incident, refusing to comment further.

As noted, the 71-year-old head of the Olympic committees of Europe was arrested in a luxury hotel Rio de Janeiro.

According to Brazilian media reports, referenced in the «UKRINFORM», Hickey, who also heads the national Olympic Committee of Ireland, tried to escape during detention. After his arrest, he became ill and was taken to the hospital.

Recall, August 16, Oleg Vernaeve won the first Ukrainian gold medal in the uneven bars at the Olympic games in 2016 in Brazil.




In Rio arrested 71-year-old head of the Olympic committees of Europe. Suspected speculation on the tickets 17.08.2016

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