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#Rio 2016

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

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

Aug 25th 2016, 8:27 AM 12,718 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 43,817 Views 89 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 31,105 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.

'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 32,896 Views 14 Comments

Memories to last a lifetime.

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

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

Aug 23rd 2016, 3:51 PM 23,011 Views 0 Comments

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

Ireland are now one of the 10 best hockey teams in the world after the Rio Olympics
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# The Green Machine

Ireland are now one of the 10 best hockey teams in the world after the Rio Olympics

Aug 23rd 2016, 1:08 PM 5,277 Views 7 Comments

Craig Fulton’s side are one of the big movers in the latest world rankings.

Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:23 PM 2,343 Views 4 Comments

There will be no Russian athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games after CAS dismissed an appeal against their blanket ban from the IPC.

'15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio'
# Road To Rio Diary
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# Road To Rio Diary

'15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio'

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:00 PM 3,626 Views 2 Comments

Swimmer Ellen Keane is getting set for her third Paralympics – and there’s not long to go now.

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 2,979 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 69,865 Views 93 Comments

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

With a little performance enhancing photoshop, Paddy Barnes looks like a hell of a heavyweight
# Punching Above His Weight
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# Punching Above His Weight

With a little performance enhancing photoshop, Paddy Barnes looks like a hell of a heavyweight

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:34 PM 15,257 Views 3 Comments

Anthony Joshua is clearly in trouble there.

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 9,669 Views 7 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 5,603 Views 3 Comments

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

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
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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 62,654 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 3,623 Views 0 Comments

It’s a me, a Abe.

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 35,465 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 54,728 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 7,774 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
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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 10,749 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 30,937 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 16,385 Views 20 Comments

What a hero.

Pat Hickey to appear before Brazilian judge over Olympic ticket scandal on Tuesday
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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 19,822 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 14,247 Views 12 Comments

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

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Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16

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 12,234 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 10,656 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
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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 6,024 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
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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 6,824 Views 19 Comments

It was a thrilling race in Rio.

American Centrowitz stuns favourites for 1500m gold
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# Rio 2016

American Centrowitz stuns favourites for 1500m gold

Aug 21st 2016, 1:57 AM 6,102 Views 5 Comments

He’s coached by Alberto Salazar.

Caster Semenya cruises to women's 800m gold
# Easy
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# Easy

Caster Semenya cruises to women's 800m gold

Aug 21st 2016, 1:44 AM 7,706 Views 8 Comments

It was never in doubt.

Lochte takes responsibility for 'immature behaviour'
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# Soz

Lochte takes responsibility for 'immature behaviour'

Aug 21st 2016, 1:35 AM 3,935 Views 5 Comments

In his first interview since his claim of armed robbery unravelled, the US swimmer lamented getting his team-mates into a mess in Rio.

Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour
# Brazil Goes Nuts
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# Brazil Goes Nuts

Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour

Aug 21st 2016, 12:24 AM 13,606 Views 11 Comments

Brazil exorcise their World Cup demons and clinch first Olympic football gold on an unbearably tense night in the Maracanã.

Modern man Lanigan-O'Keeffe produces heroic performance to secure top 10 finish
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# Rio 2016

Modern man Lanigan-O'Keeffe produces heroic performance to secure top 10 finish

Aug 20th 2016, 11:01 PM 12,257 Views 10 Comments

The Kilkenny athlete jumped from 15th to eighth during the combined shooting/running event.

19 times the Irish in Rio did us proud
# Gold Medals For All
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# Gold Medals For All

19 times the Irish in Rio did us proud

Aug 20th 2016, 10:52 PM 3,779 Views 6 Comments

Flying the flag.

Gary O'Donovan to carry the Irish flag at Rio closing ceremony
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# Pull Like A Dog

Gary O'Donovan to carry the Irish flag at Rio closing ceremony

Aug 20th 2016, 8:19 PM 6,761 Views 17 Comments

It’s yet another honour for the Skibbereen Rowing Club member.

Maguire just misses out on top-20 finish as Inbee Park claims Olympic gold
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# Rio 2016

Maguire just misses out on top-20 finish as Inbee Park claims Olympic gold

Aug 20th 2016, 6:53 PM 3,160 Views 2 Comments

Stephanie Meadow finished in a tie for 31st.

Aileen Reid finishes 21st in the Olympic triathlon
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# Triathlon

Aileen Reid finishes 21st in the Olympic triathlon

Aug 20th 2016, 6:00 PM 6,208 Views 4 Comments

American Gwen Jorgensen pulled away on the run to take gold.

'Hotel staff refused to launder our jerseys because of AIDS stories': Nigeria's Olympic gold
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# Anniversary

'Hotel staff refused to launder our jerseys because of AIDS stories': Nigeria's Olympic gold

Aug 20th 2016, 4:53 PM 29,157 Views 5 Comments

The African country made history 20 years ago with an unlikely triumph in Atlanta.

What would it take for Dublin to ever host an Olympics - other than a miracle?
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# Dublin 2024

What would it take for Dublin to ever host an Olympics - other than a miracle?

Aug 20th 2016, 11:45 AM 32,456 Views 88 Comments

We would need to find treasure.