RTÉ Sport understands that the independent report commissioned to look at the governance of the Olympic Council of Ireland is complete. 

The OCI appointed Deloitte to conduct an independent review of the organisation's governance arrangements last month.

The findings of the report are due for discussion by an OCI Executive Board meeting this week. That meeting could take place as early as tomorrow.

This report was requested on the back of the controversy over the alleged mis-selling of Rio Olympics tickets.

On Tuesday evening, John Delaney informed the OCI that he is stepping down from his role as vice president. 

In a statement he outlined his reasons for stepping away and again insisted that he no role or involvement in any ticketing arrangements for Rio.

The statement also claimed that Delaney was "never active in the day to day running of the OCI" and that he has "fully engaged and co-operated with investigations being carried out by Grant Thornton who were appointed to review ticketing arrangements and Deloitte, whose brief is to examine governance issues within the OCI".

Whoever resigns, it makes no difference. They've a very, very limited function. - Jerry Kiernan

The FAI chief executive has worked with the OCI since 2005 and up until as late as August, had been tipped to eventually take charge of the organisation.

Former OIympian and leading athletics coach Jerry Kiernan said Delaney's departure "doesn't make any difference" to our athletes' hopes of making the Tokyo Games in four years' time.

"To be honest I didn't even know that John Delaney was part of the Olympic Council of Ireland until Pat Hickey a few months ago nominated him as his prospective successor.

"So am I shocked? Absolutely not. It doesn't make any difference to sport in Ireland, or towards the Olympics in four years' time. 

"Whoever resigns, it makes no difference. They've a very, very limited function. It doesn't require a whole bunch of Einsteins to do all these things."