Pat Hickey: Former Irish Olympic president resigns from IOC after six-year suspension

Pat Hickey
Pat Hickey was arrested by Brazilian police throughout the 2016 Olympic Video games

Irishman Pat Hickey has resigned from the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) greater than six years after he suspended himself following his arrest throughout the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The 77-year-old, an IOC member since 1995, voluntarily stood down from all his sports activities administration roles after being arrested on alleged ticket touting costs throughout the Video games.

Hickey, who served as President of the Olympic Council of Eire from 1989 till he was formally changed in 2017, has resigned on medical grounds.

The information was revealed on the primary day of an IOC Govt Board assembly.

After being arrested by Brazilian police throughout the Video games, Hickey was launched on bail after the Affiliation of Nationwide Olympic Committees loaned him the cash to permit him to return to Eire in December 2016.

A number of the costs towards him have been dropped in October 2021 as a result of “extinction of punishability”. The case continues to be to be heard referring to the remaining costs.

In 2017, Hickey stepped down from the IOC’s government board and he has maintained he’s harmless of all costs.

“In accordance with Rule 16.3.1 of the Olympic Constitution, the IOC EB accepted the resignation of Mr Hickey for well being causes following the recommendation of his medical doctors,” an IOC assertion learn.

“The IOC EB want to thank Mr Hickey for all of the providers to the Olympic Motion over a few years, and needs him all the easiest for his well being and his non-public life.”