Olympics: Top official Hickey out of hospital, being questioned in ticket resale probe

Pat Hickey in a 2013 file photo.
Pat Hickey in a 2013 file photo.PHOTO: EPA

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS) - Arrested IOC official Pat Hickey was on Thursday (Aug 18) released from hospital and taken to a Rio de Janeiro police station for questioning, the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) said.

Brazilian police arrested Europe's top Olympic official 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.