Rio courts clear ex-IOC executive to leave Brazil on bail

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The former head of the European Olympic Committee Patrick Hickey can retrieve his passport from Brazilian authorities and return to Ireland once he posts bail of 1.5 million reais ($440,000), a court representative in Rio de Janeiro said on Wednesday.

Hickey was detained during the Olympic Games in Rio in August as part of an investigation into an illegal ticket-scalping ring.

He was released from jail on the condition that he give up his passport and remain in Brazil.

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