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RIO DE JANEIRO -- IOC executive Patrick Hickey was discharged Thursday from a hospital and went straight to a Rio de Janeiro police station to be questioned about an Olympics ticket scalping investigation.The 71-year-old Irishman was arrested in a dawn raid Wednesday in the IOC hotel, but he immediately was hospitalized with chest pains.The Olympic Council of Ireland told The Associated Press that a member of its Rio Games delegation was allowed to go to Hickeys bedside to be informed of his decision to step aside temporarily from his IOC duties.A member of the IOCs ruling executive board, Hickey was in charge of the influential umbrella group for Europes Olympic bodies.Hickey is facing charges of conspiracy, ticket scalping and ambush marketing after allegations by Brazilian authorities that he was part of a plot to make $3 million by illegally selling Rio Games tickets above face value.Hickey was filmed Thursday being taken out of the hospital in a wheelchair.The Olympic Council of Ireland can confirm that Pat Hickey has been discharged from hospital and has been accompanied to a police station to complete a deposition, the Irish organization said in a statement.There was no indication from authorities how long Hickey will be held.The IOC told AP that it has stopped Hickeys $900-a-day per diem.IOC officials condemned Rio police for allowing a TV crew to accompany them as a naked Hickey was arrested in a hotel room.IOC member Dick Pound expressed surprise at the theater involved in the police actions.It makes it look like all sports administrators are corrupt. Theyre not, Pound told the AP. Theres a big risk for them if theyve got it wrong. ... Maybe its meant to be a deterrent for other ticket scalpers.Police said Irelands Olympic body helped transfer tickets to an unauthorized vendor who would set high fees and disguise the transaction as a hospitality package.Kevin James Mallon, from a British hospitality provider suspected in the plot, was arrested in Rio last week. Authorities have also issued warrants for four more executives at the company, THG.Some Irish tickets for the Olympics opening ceremony with a face value of $1,400 were sold for $8,000, police said.After describing the police raid on Hickeys hotel room as an affront, IOC Vice President John Coates defended his colleague.I know from Pat he had no idea that the representative from this company distributing these tickets was here distributing these tickets, so I look at the charges and really dont understand the basis of the indignity that he was put through, Coates said.Surely if they wanted to ascertain if there was any connection between him and the guy that was here, that should have been a discussion, he said. I think the members are all very worried about his well-being and the prospect of him being incarcerated.---AP Sports Writer Stephen Wilson contributed to this report.Jarvis Landry Jersey .Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. Odell Beckham Jr Youth Jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. . Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. Denzel Ward Youth Jersey . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Sione Takitaki Youth Jersey . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short.MOSCOW -- Russian police are getting ready for Tottenhams game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League. Its the first visit by an English club to Russia since clashes between the two countries fans marred the European Championship, though a repeat of that mass violence appears unlikely.Russian and English fans clashed repeatedly in Marseille before and after their Euro 2016 group stage game in June. Groups of Russian fans arrived well prepared for trouble, equipped with mouth guards and martial arts gloves, and French police struggled to cope, deploying tear gas and water cannon.Russian fan leaders who were in Marseille for the June violence have been warned against a repeat performance, and Tottenham has urged its fans to keep a low profile in the Group E match.All the Russian fans who were in France, all the supporters, were summoned to police departments and hour-long conversations were had with them. No one wants to take revenge on anyone for anything, Alexander Shprygin, head of the All-Russian Fans Union, told The Associated Press. Everyone wants to live a quiet life and everyone forgot about the English a while ago.Two board members from Shprygins group, which has been accused of far-right links, are currently serving prison sentences in France related to the Marseille violence. However, he said when English fans arrive in Moscow their safety will be at a much higher level than in Marseille this summer, obviously as long as they dont provoke the citizens.While CSKA fans were not prominent in the Marseille violence, with supporters of others Moscow clubs such as Spartak and Lokomotiv playing a central role, CSKA has been repeatedly punished by UEFA in recent years for fan racism and occasional violence at games. When Manchester City visited in 2014 in the Champions League, UEFA ordered the game to be played in an empty stadium.Russian authorities swamp many football games with hundreds, even thousands of police as a matter of course, including for relatively minor league fixtures.ddddddddddddOnly around 300 Tottenham supporters are expected to travel, according to Ivan Ulanov, CSKAs head of fan outreach. In Marseille, English fans made a show of occupying the citys Old Port area, which antagonized Russian fans and French locals, but Spurs fans have been told to hide their allegiance in the Russian capital.For additional personal security, it is suggested that you do not show your football colors until you are inside the stadium, Tottenham said in travel advice to fans. Whilst flags and banners are welcome at the stadium, we recommend that they are not openly shown in the city center.We havent seen much to suggest that what happened over the summer has been a big influence in changing peoples minds about whether or not to travel, said Martin Cloake, co-chair of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust. Instead, the Russian visa procedure, which can cost around 150 pounds ($195) and requires biometric testing, is a bigger deterrent. Its a very expensive trip anyway, and a long journey, added Cloake.If there is trouble at Tuesdays game in Moscow, it wouldnt be the first time Spurs fans have experienced crowd violence in Russia.On Tottenhams last visit in 2013 to play Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League, the game was played in the town of Ramenskoye near Moscow because of safety concerns related to an Islamist insurgency in Anzhis home region.The arrival of thousands of Anzhi fans angered Ramenskoye locals. The two groups clashed inside the stadium during the game before the locals charged the Anzhi supporters, prompting a stampede for the exits, all as the small group of travelling Spurs fans looked on. Police eventually restored order and the game finished peacefully, with a 2-0 win for Tottenham. ' ' '

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