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Hickey resigns from IOC executive amid tickets scandal

Hickey resigns from IOC executive amid tickets scandal

Undated, Sept 10 (Reuters) Ireland's former Olympic chief Pat Hickey has resigned from the International Olympic Committee's executive board after becoming embroiled in a ticket-selling scandal at last year's Rio Games. Hickey, 72, was arrested by Brazilian police during the Games and held in jail. He was eventually released on bail after the Association of National Olympic Committees loaned him the money to allow him to return to Ireland. He has maintained he is innocent of all charges. "Patrick Hickey has informed the IOC of his resignation as a member of the IOC Executive Board with immediate effect," an IOC spokesperson said in a statement ahead of its session in Lima this week. "In his resignation letter, Mr Hickey emphasised that he wants to protect the IOC and to ensure that the interests of the National Olympic Committees are represented on the Executive Board. "He also reiterated his innocence in respect of all charges and confirmed that he hopes to exercise his functions as an IOC member in the future." His seat on the board will now be filled by an election during the session in the Peruvian capital. Hickey, the former top European official at the IOC, was charged by Brazilian investigators over an alleged scheme to sell Rio Games tickets illegally. Hickey's trial has been set for late November, Irish media reported last week. REUTERS PS 0727

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At 14, J&K’s Soham tops Fide rated player category

19 Jan 2018 | 2:39 PM

Jammu, Jan 19 (UNI) Just at the age of 14, Soham Kamotra of Jammu and Kashmir has becomes Top fide rated player of the State after his brilliant show in International Grandmaster events held in Bhopal and New Delhi recently.

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Dimitrov beats Rublev to reach last 16 in Aus Open

19 Jan 2018 | 2:30 PM

By Martyn Herman
Melbourne, Jan 19 (UNI) Surviving a tricky test in fierce heat, third seed Grigor Dimitrov defeated Andrey Rublev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.

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ICC U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe, enter quarters

ICC U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe, enter quarters

19 Jan 2018 | 2:13 PM

Mount Manganui, Jan 19 (UNI) Continuing their winning streak, India outclassed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets here on Friday to enter the quarterfinals of the ongoing ICC Under 19 World Cup.

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Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win Aus Open: Agassi

Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win Aus Open: Agassi

19 Jan 2018 | 2:06 PM

Melbourne, Jan 19 (UNI) Mentor Andre Agassi on Friday said that Novak Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win the Australian Open by emulating Roger Federer in his first tournament for six months.

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Palace's Loftus-Cheek doubtful for World Cup after ankle injury

19 Jan 2018 | 2:03 PM

London, Jan 19 (UNI) Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek down with ankle injury appears doubtful for the World Cup in Russia, informed club manager Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

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