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Stand-in Irish Olympic president has passport seized

The stand-in president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is among those to have his passport seized by police in Rio, Reuters reports citing a police source.

Fans queue for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Credit: Reuters

Willie O'Brien temporarily stood in for Patrick Hickey, who has been arrested and detained in Brazil as police investigate an alleged illegal ticketing scam.

But it was reported today that he was among six to have their passports seized as part of the probe, along with three others who have been named as Kevin Kilty, Dermot Henihan and Stephen Martin.

In a statement, the OCI said police had found an allocation of unused Rio 2016 tickets in a raid on their offices in Rio in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Kate Richardson-Walsh named flag bearer for Britain

Kate Richardson-Walsh, centre, celebrates winning gold Credit: Reuters

Kate Richardson-Walsh has been named Great Britain's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.

The Hockey gold medallist made history along with her wife Helen, becoming the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic gold in the same final, during a historic battle with the Netherlands.

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