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Termination of contract between THG and OCI welcome - Imelda Munster TD

17 October, 2017 - by Imelda Munster TD


Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Sport Imelda Munster TD has today welcomed the announcement that THG and the Olympic Council of Ireland have agreed to terminate contracts relating to the 2018-2026 Olympic Games.

Deputy Munster said:

“Given the outrageous mismanagement uncovered in the Moran Report, which found that the ticket seller at the Rio Olympic games provided an inadequate and chaotic service.

"In the spirit of the the Olympic Council’s recent commitment to good governance and transparency, I think it is important that the details of the termination of the contract are made public, including whether or not THG was compensate, and if so, the details of that compensation.“We need to quickly establish what organisations are suitable Authorised Ticket Resellers for future games, and ensure that an alternative organisation is chosen in an open and transparent manner.

“Our reputation as a sporting nation was damaged due to this debacle, and of course there are still questions to be answered by many of the players involved. I hope this is a small step towards better management by the Olympic Council of Ireland."

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