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Pat Hickey predicts a riot

February 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Sport

No news yet from the Court of Arbitration in Vancouver on the appeal by the Australian Olympic Council seeking a place for their bobsleigh team in place of the Irish women’s team.

Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland has been giving interviews and predicting civil unrest or something. No word yet from Martin Cullen.

The president of Ireland’s Olympic Council says Ireland “would go into a riot” if its women’s bobsled team is removed from competition at the 2010 Olympics by an Australian appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

“It would be outrageous if those girls were stripped of their accreditation and sent back home to Ireland,” said Patrick Hickey to the Olympic publication, Around the Rings.

“We’re already suffering from the football (situation) of (France’s) Thierry Henry scoring a goal with his hand and eliminating us from the World Cup finals. And if something like this happened it would be catastrophe altogether.”



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