ticket sale probe

Europe's top Olympic official arrested in ticket sale probe

Mr Hickey, 71, is suspected by police of being linked to an international scheme to illegally pass Olympic tickets to touts who were reselling them at well above their original price.

He has temporarily stepped down from his position as IOC executive board member and all other Olympic roles "in light of this morning's developments and his ill health" until the matter is resolved, the Olympic Council of Ireland said in a statement.