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OCI issue statement after Rio police seize their passports and phones

Pat Hickey's OCI colleagues have now had their passports and phones seized by Brazilian police
Pat Hickey's OCI colleagues have now had their passports and phones seized by Brazilian police

Olympic Council of Ireland Statement:

21/8/16

17.35 (Dublin time)

Early this morning in Rio, Brazilian police arrived at the OCI offices in the Olympic village and at OCI accommodation outside of the village.

They were met by OCI personnel. No arrests were made.

The police took possession of their passports along with their phones and laptops.

The OCI personnel were asked to present for questioning at a local police station on Tuesday (23rd August) next. They agreed to do so.

The OCI had an allocation of unused official tickets in their offices which had been made available for athletes’ families and friends.

The police also took possession of these tickets.