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European IOC chief arrested in Rio over ticket scam: police

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Europe's International Olympic Committee chief was arrested Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro over an alleged international Olympic ticket sales scam, police said.

[RIO DE JANEIRO] Europe's International Olympic Committee chief was arrested Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro over an alleged international Olympic ticket sales scam, police said.

City police acted to "carry out an arrest warrant and search warrant against Patrick Joseph Hickey, from Ireland, a member of the International Olympic Committee," police said in a statement.

"He was arrested," a spokesman confirmed.

AFP

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