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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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Lakshya ensures medal for India; sails into semi-finals at Jakarta

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20 Jul 2018 | 7:58 PM

New Delhi, July 20 (UNI) Sixth-seeded Lakshya Sen caused one of the major upsets so far in the Badminton Asia Junior Championships when he toppled second-seeded Chinese Li Shifeng 21-14, 21-12 to enter the men singles semi-finals on the third day of the individual events at Jakarta on Friday.

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Women Quarterfinalists spotted in World Junior Squash

20 Jul 2018 | 5:41 PM

Chennai, Jul 20 (UNI) Amid intense competitions, the race to the top has begun as the quarterfinalists in the Women's section in the WSF World junior squash championship were identified on Friday.

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Fakhar becomes first Pakistani batsman to score 200 in ODI

20 Jul 2018 | 5:39 PM

Islamabad, July 20 (UNI) Opener Fakhar Zaman has become the first Pakistani batsman to enter the 200 club in One-day International cricket when he scored an unbeaten 210 runs against Zimbabwe, according to the reports here.

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FC Goa announce signing of Senegalese central defender Mourtada Fall

20 Jul 2018 | 4:43 PM

Panaji, Jul 20 (UNI) FC Goa have announced the signing of Senegalese central defender Mourtada Fall.

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PINTO NAMES 25-MEMBER SQUAD FOR U-20 COTIF TOURNAMENT

PINTO NAMES 25-MEMBER SQUAD FOR U-20 COTIF TOURNAMENT

20 Jul 2018 | 4:25 PM

New Delhi, Jul 20 (UNI) India U-20 National squad participating in the
U-20 COTIF International Football Tournament will leave for Valenica,
Spain, on July 21, All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on
Friday.

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