Patrick Hickey

Passports of Irish Olympic officials seized in Rio ticket probe

Brazilian police seized passports of Irish Olympic staffers Sunday to keep them in Rio de Janeiro for questioning, as authorities intensified their probe into possible ticket scalping involving Ireland's top Olympic official, Patrick Hickey.

IOC exec Hickey arrested in Olympic ticket scalping scandal

International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board member Patrick Hickey has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro as part of an investigation into alleged illegal Olympic ticket sales, Brazilian police confirmed Wednesday.