The case against Irish man Kevin Mallon, who is facing charges relating to the alleged illegal resale of tickets during the 2016 Olympics in Rio, is set to return to the courts in Brazil.

Lawyers for the Dubliner had attempted to have the case against him thrown out but a panel of Supreme Court judges refused the application. 

Mr Mallon was arrested along with former President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, Pat Hickey, in Brazil in August 2016. 

Both deny the charges against them.