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Police release video of Hickey arrest

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 00:56

Brazilian police release the video of their arrest of International Olympic Committee board member Patrick Hickey in connection with an illegal ticket scheme. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Brazilian police on Wednesday (August 17) released the video of their arrest of a member of the IOC's executive board, Ireland's Patrick Hickey. He was arrested in his hotel in Rio de Janeiro in connection with an investigation into ticket touting at the Olympics, a spokesman said. Police said in a statement they had discovered evidence linking Hickey, who heads the European Olympic Committee that includes all the national committees on the continent, to an international scheme to illegally pass Olympic tickets to touts who were reselling them at well above their original price. Brazilian media reported that Hickey was detained at his son's room in the hotel and was taken to hospital after his arrest. The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) said in a statement it was aware of media reports of Hickey's arrest and was seeking clarity on the situation before commenting. Hickey was a member of the IOC's coordination commission for the Rio Games, the body in charge of overseeing preparations for the first Olympics held in South America. His arrest comes after police detained last week a director of international sports hospitality company THG Sports, Kevin Mallon, and a translator employed by the company, alleging that they could have made $3 million from buying tickets and reselling them at a higher price.

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Police release video of Hickey arrest

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 00:56