Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hickey Steps Aside

This statement from the Olympic Council of Ireland just in:

A warrant of arrest for OCI President Pat Hickey was issued this morning by Brazilian authorities. Contrary to reports, Mr Hickey complied fully with the terms of the warrant. Mr Hickey was taken ill as this warrant was served and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

In light of this morning’s developments and his ill health, Mr Hickey has taken the decision to step aside temporarily as President of the OCI and all other Olympic functions (IOC member in Ireland, EOC President, ANOC Vice President) until this matter is fully resolved. Mr Hickey will of course continue to cooperate and assist with all ongoing enquiries.

Aileen Gaskin
Account Manager
The Communications Clinic
The Old Synagogue,
37 Adelaide Road,
Dublin 2

... and later:
Olympic Council of Ireland Statement
17 August 2016, 22.20

Mr Patrick Hickey has been admitted to Samaritano Hospital for investigation of chest pain. His condition is stable. In view of his previous cardiac history he will remain in hospital for a further 24 hours.
*The Communications Clinic is run by Terry Prone and her son Anton Savage who is also a radio presenter.

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