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Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"
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Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"

Aug 27th 2016, 12:49 PM 29,231 Views 0 Comments

Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games
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# Against The Rules

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

Aug 27th 2016, 11:04 AM 39,849 Views 49 Comments

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign
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Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign

Aug 27th 2016, 10:00 AM 19,588 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s number one reflects on a historic Olympics, explains why he is weighing up his options and opens up on the camaraderie in the Irish camp.

New sponsor coughs up cash for Lochte as others bail out
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# Sweet Bro

New sponsor coughs up cash for Lochte as others bail out

Aug 26th 2016, 3:36 PM 8,960 Views 7 Comments

A California confectioner has signed an endorsement deal with Ryan Lochte.

Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan
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# Ah Here

Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan

Aug 25th 2016, 6:34 PM 15,946 Views 10 Comments

All of the country’s medallists will be given a new set of wheels.

Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid
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Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid

Aug 25th 2016, 5:27 PM 46,952 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest.

An Post did a stellar job of delivering this letter to Annalise Murphy
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# Limited Info

An Post did a stellar job of delivering this letter to Annalise Murphy

Aug 25th 2016, 11:34 AM 15,949 Views 2 Comments

Hats off to the postie.

Solo given six-month suspension for 'cowards' outburst after US Olympic exit
# Abandon Hope
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# Abandon Hope

Solo given six-month suspension for 'cowards' outburst after US Olympic exit

Aug 25th 2016, 8:27 AM 12,715 Views 15 Comments

The 35-year-old wasn’t happy with how Sweden played in Rio.

Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics

Aug 24th 2016, 9:46 PM 43,813 Views 90 Comments

McIlroy rejected the chance to represent Ireland in Rio over health concerns related to the Zika virus.

OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry
# Ticketing Scandal
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# Ticketing Scandal

OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry

Aug 24th 2016, 8:12 PM 31,098 Views 0 Comments

Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the London (2012) and Sochi (2014) Games, as well as Rio 2016.

This photo of Olympians collecting their luggage at arrival is an absolute disaster
# Team GB
# Team GB

This photo of Olympians collecting their luggage at arrival is an absolute disaster

Aug 24th 2016, 8:14 AM 10,122 Views 4 Comments

We’ve all been there.

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets
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# Olympic Council Of Ireland

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

Aug 23rd 2016, 10:20 PM 131,598 Views 0 Comments

The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also told TheJournal.ie that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.

'Nan, I did it!' - Annalise Murphy got a hero's welcome as she arrived home this afternoon
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# Homecoming

'Nan, I did it!' - Annalise Murphy got a hero's welcome as she arrived home this afternoon

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:43 PM 32,891 Views 14 Comments

Memories to last a lifetime.

John Delaney declines to comment on Rio tickets controversy in latest interview
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John Delaney declines to comment on Rio tickets controversy in latest interview

Aug 23rd 2016, 3:51 PM 23,007 Views 0 Comments

The FAI CEO also paid tribute to the late Milo Corcoran.

Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late, Michael O'Reilly and the 'rush to judge' Pat Hickey
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# The View From Montrose

Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late, Michael O'Reilly and the 'rush to judge' Pat Hickey

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:10 AM 26,989 Views 0 Comments

The RTÉ presenter has spoken about how he thinks The Late Late will cover Ireland’s Olympics.

Speedo drops Ryan Lochte for making up robbery story
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# Not Impressed

Speedo drops Ryan Lochte for making up robbery story

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:53 PM 21,740 Views 30 Comments

The story was a major embarrassment for Team USA at the Rio games.

'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets
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# Shambles

'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:36 PM 39,188 Views 0 Comments

Families say there was no online portal to buy tickets.

Hotline Rings Finale: The highs and lows of a dramatic Olympics
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# Hotline Rings

Hotline Rings Finale: The highs and lows of a dramatic Olympics

Aug 22nd 2016, 5:12 PM 2,973 Views 3 Comments

As the Rio chapter of the Olympics closes, we sign off on our Olympic podcast with a brief recap of the last two weeks.

'You cannot humiliate people' - AIBA hit back at Michael Conlan
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'You cannot humiliate people' - AIBA hit back at Michael Conlan

Aug 22nd 2016, 4:07 PM 69,860 Views 93 Comments

They also suggested there was “nothing wrong” with a similarly contentious outcome, which saw Evgeny Tishchenko defeat Vassiliy Levit.

5 winners and losers from the Rio Olympics
# Heroes And Villains
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# Heroes And Villains

5 winners and losers from the Rio Olympics

Aug 22nd 2016, 10:36 AM 9,654 Views 8 Comments

Neymar scored in the 1-1 draw in the final against Germany and then converted the winning penalty to give the hosts a first-ever football gold.

Rowing hero Gary O'Donovan holds Irish flag as 'marvellous' Rio flames out
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# Climax

Rowing hero Gary O'Donovan holds Irish flag as 'marvellous' Rio flames out

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:07 AM 5,585 Views 3 Comments

A rollercoaster fortnight mixed off-field hitches with compelling sporting drama.

Paddy Barnes took a brilliant photo face-to-face with Anthony Joshua
# Lil Paddy
# Lil Paddy

Paddy Barnes took a brilliant photo face-to-face with Anthony Joshua

Aug 22nd 2016, 8:32 AM 7,889 Views 7 Comments

That’s some contrast.

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"

Aug 22nd 2016, 8:05 AM 62,638 Views 0 Comments

The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.

Japan's PM showed up to the Olympics closing ceremony dressed as Super Mario
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Japan's PM showed up to the Olympics closing ceremony dressed as Super Mario

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:54 AM 3,620 Views 0 Comments

It’s a me, a Abe.

Pictures: 16 days and 975 medals later, the Rio Olympics went out with a bang
# So Long Farewell
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# So Long Farewell

Pictures: 16 days and 975 medals later, the Rio Olympics went out with a bang

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:51 AM 16,029 Views 25 Comments

The closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium was spectacular to say the least.

Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal
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# Olympics

Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 35,434 Views 53 Comments

Disappointment in the boxing ring but, overall, Ireland’s athletes punched above their weight as chaos raged around them.

Brazilian judge issues warrant for passport of John Delaney and five other OCI officials
# Ticket Scandal
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# Ticket Scandal

Brazilian judge issues warrant for passport of John Delaney and five other OCI officials

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:05 AM 54,710 Views 0 Comments

The news comes after an early morning raid at the Irish office in the Olympic village.

USA storm to third consecutive basketball Gold as Rio 2016 comes to a close
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# Boom Shaqa Laka

USA storm to third consecutive basketball Gold as Rio 2016 comes to a close

Aug 21st 2016, 10:19 PM 7,772 Views 6 Comments

There was no stopping the United States in the men’s basketball final at Rio 2016, as Serbia suffered a thumping defeat.

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight

Aug 21st 2016, 9:05 PM 10,732 Views 6 Comments

A bizarre protest was staged after the bout ended in highly controversial circumstances.

Quiz: How much of the Rio Olympics do you remember?
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Quiz: How much of the Rio Olympics do you remember?

Aug 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 30,935 Views 47 Comments

How closely were you paying attention?

41-year-old runner slips on Olympic marathon finish line...but saves himself by doing push-ups
# All Part Of The Plan
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# All Part Of The Plan

41-year-old runner slips on Olympic marathon finish line...but saves himself by doing push-ups

Aug 21st 2016, 7:01 PM 16,380 Views 19 Comments

What a hero.

Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today
# Ticket Touting
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# Ticket Touting

Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today

Aug 21st 2016, 6:45 PM 43,497 Views 0 Comments

Detained former OCI chief Pat Hickey will appear before a Brazilian judge on Tuesday as part of an investigation into black market ticket sales.

Pat Hickey to appear before Brazilian judge over Olympic ticket scandal on Tuesday
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Pat Hickey to appear before Brazilian judge over Olympic ticket scandal on Tuesday

Aug 21st 2016, 5:14 PM 19,821 Views 0 Comments

Hickey is accused of involvement in a ticket scam, ambush marketing and conspiracy over the sale of Rio Olympics tickets at inflated prices.

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon
# The Long Run
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# The Long Run

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon

Aug 21st 2016, 4:44 PM 14,243 Views 11 Comments

The Co. Down man went a long way towards justifying his selection for the Games.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16
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# Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16

Aug 21st 2016, 10:37 AM 44,503 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s Marathon men will be our main focus on the last day of the Games.

Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after Olympic triumph
# Gold
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# Gold

Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after Olympic triumph

Aug 21st 2016, 10:21 AM 12,222 Views 9 Comments

“Tite can look for another captain” – After ending Brazil’s wait for Olympic gold in men’s football, Neymar opted to relinquish the armband.

12 Irish success stories at the Rio Olympics
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# Heroes

12 Irish success stories at the Rio Olympics

Aug 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 10,209 Views 19 Comments

Not all of them won medals but each athlete mentioned here overachieved in their own way.

Olympic Breakfast: marathon men at last take to the line on final day of action
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: marathon men at last take to the line on final day of action

Aug 21st 2016, 6:24 AM 6,018 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a hell of a ride.

He found out he was DQ'd on TV, but Chelimo gets silver medal back on appeal
# Rollercoaster
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# Rollercoaster

He found out he was DQ'd on TV, but Chelimo gets silver medal back on appeal

Aug 21st 2016, 4:04 AM 8,706 Views 1 Comment

Disqualifications for Paul Chelimo and another runner had bumped American Bernard Lagat up to bronze, but he was happy to give it back.

Brilliant Farah wins 5000m to achieve 'double-double'
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# DOUBLE DOUBLE

Brilliant Farah wins 5000m to achieve 'double-double'

Aug 21st 2016, 2:13 AM 6,821 Views 19 Comments

It was a thrilling race in Rio.