Europe's top Olympic official taken to maximum security

The 71-year-old was admitted to Samaritano hospital for chest pain after his arrest, but released the next day into custody.

Europe's top Olympic official taken to maximum security

Rio de Janeiro: Europe`s top Olympic official, Ireland`s Pat Hickey, has had an appeal for bail denied by a Brazilian judge and has been taken to Bangu maximum security prison in Rio de Janeiro.

Police arrested Hickey in a dawn raid on his hotel on Wednesday, in connection with an investigation into the illegal resale of Olympics tickets.

The 71-year-old was admitted to Samaritano hospital for chest pain after his arrest, but released the next day into custody.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close