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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.

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 22:33
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.

Reuters
First Published: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 22:33

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