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  • Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

    Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

    The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also say they found 228 tickets in the room of Ireland’s Chef de Mission OCI executive Kevin Kilty. He said they were offered to families but went unused. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 18 minutes ago
  • Zach Johnson watched sports that 'should be in the Olympics,' not golf

    Zach Johnson watched sports that 'should be in the Olympics,' not golf

    Zach Johnson doesn't think pro golfers should compete in the games. More »

    Sporting News - 21 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles round 2 results

    Aug 23 (Gracenote) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat 7-Gilles Simon (France) 7-6(2) 6-1 16-Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 6-4 7-5 More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Brazil police say IOC's Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales

    Brazil police say IOC's Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales

    By Paulo Prada and Rodrigo Viga RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the head of a ticketing company that discussed the illegal sale of Olympic tickets. Police told a news conference in Rio de Janeiro that they were also investigating bank documents for evidence of money laundering linked to the illegal ticketing ring. Hickey, the former top European official at the IOC, was arrested in Brazil last week on charges that he took part in illegal ticket sales for the Rio Games, which ended on Sunday. More »

    Reuters - 34 minutes ago
  • Malcolm Gladwell has a radical proposal for fixing the Olympics

    Malcolm Gladwell has a radical proposal for fixing the Olympics

    Malcolm Gladwell is well known for speaking his mind on critical issues, but a point he made in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria regarding the Olympics may rank among the most bold yet reasonably logical thoughts that Gladwell's had. Gladwell spoke with Zakaria before the Rio Olympics about splitting up the Games — having different countries host different parts of the Olympics at the same time — something that he points out would provide a multitude of benefits. Zakaria begins in the video by saying that Gladwell believes the Olympics are "fundamentally flawed" but that he "has a solution that most people don't," to which Gladwell responds by explaining that there are many problems that could potentially rear their ugly head at the Rio Olympics (and rear their heads they did). More »

    Business Insider UK - 40 minutes ago