- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The International Olympic Committee says it has not received any request from Brazilian police for information concerning an investigation into a ticket-scalping scheme during the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

On Thursday, Rio de Janeiro police said they want IOC president Thomas Bach to explain why the Olympic Council of Ireland received 296 more tickets after exchanges between Bach and high-ranking IOC member Patrick Hickey, who is facing charges in Brazil for ticket scalping, conspiracy, and ambush marketing in a case that broke during the Olympics.

“Neither the IOC nor the IOC President have been contacted by any Brazilian authority concerning a request for information,” the IOC said in a Friday statement.

The IOC said it would not comment further because it is “an ongoing legal procedure.”

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