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Brazil Orders Release of Irish Olympic Official

An appeals court in Rio de Janeiro ordered the release from jail of the suspended head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, who was arrested earlier in August for involvement in an alleged scheme to sell tickets to Olympic events at inflated prices.

SÃO PAULO—An appeals court in Rio de Janeiro on Monday ordered the release from jail of the suspended head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, who was arrested earlier in August for involvement in an alleged scheme to sell tickets to Olympic events at inflated prices.

Patrick Hickey, 71, is suspected of supplying to scalpers Olympic tickets that were intended for distribution by the Irish Olympics organization. He is set to be...

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