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From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 15 Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 15

Four Irish athletes are in action, including European modern pentathlon champion Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Ireland's European champion continues in the modern pentathlon Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Ireland's European champion continues in the modern pentathlon

Plus, Neymar aims to lead Brazil to gold on the penultimate day of the Rio Games.

From The42 'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan Rio 2016

'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan

Rob Heffernan was a happy man, crossing the finish line in sixth position.

From The42 'Triple-triple!' History-maker Usain Bolt bows out of the Olympics in style Legend

'Triple-triple!' History-maker Usain Bolt bows out of the Olympics in style

Japan’s quartet took a surprise silver in 37.60sec while Canada claimed bronze.

From The42 Leona Maguire shouldn’t be so disappointed - but it speaks volumes that she is Golf

Leona Maguire shouldn’t be so disappointed - but it speaks volumes that she is

Maguire “way outperforming her ranking,” Paul McGinley says.

From The42 Germany take women's football gold Rio 2016

Germany take women's football gold

Dzsenifer Marozsan scored Germany’s opener and fired in the free-kick that led to their second as Sweden were beaten in the Maracana.

From The42 'I gave it everything': Delighted Natalya Coyle finishes 7th in modern pentathlon Rio 2016

'I gave it everything': Delighted Natalya Coyle finishes 7th in modern pentathlon

The 25-year-old went into the final event with an eye on an Olympic medal.

From The42 France's Estelle Mossely takes gold in Katie Taylor's lightweight division Rio 2016

France's Estelle Mossely takes gold in Katie Taylor's lightweight division

Mossely turned 24 today.

Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry

A retired judge will lead the inquiry into the Olympic ticket-touting scandal, but will be unable to compel witnesses.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Rob Heffernan's heroism, Pat Hickey's hell and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Rob Heffernan's heroism, Pat Hickey's hell and all today's sport

Elsewhere, Ryan Lochte starts to grovel and Conor McGregor weighs in for UFC 202.

From The42 Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts Cutbacks

Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts

IPC president Philip Craven is confident of delivering a strong Paralympic Games despite a slash in the budget.

From The42 Despite magic moments from athletes, these Games may force us to see what the Olympics has become Rio 2016

Despite magic moments from athletes, these Games may force us to see what the Olympics has become

The exploits of the O’Donovans, Annalise Murphy and others shouldn’t distract us from the bloated movement’s major problems, writes Tommy Martin.

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach

Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.

From The42 'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km Rio 2016

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km

The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.

Foil Arms and Hog's new sketch sums up the Irish Olympic boxing debacle

Michael Conlan is LOVING it.

Ryan Lochte sorry for 'not being more careful and candid' regarding fabricated mugging story

The US swimmer has held his hands up and admitted the story was made up.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey has been transferred to Bangu Prison in Rio de Janeiro Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey has been transferred to Bangu Prison in Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it will ‘co-operate fully’ with a State inquiry into the ongoing ticket-touting scandal.

US Olympic Committee apologises to city of Rio for swimmers' actions

Four swimmers, including Ryan Lochte, claimed to be robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

Usain Bolt reckons his opponents are too slow

Usain Bolt took a subtle jab at his opponents after winning the 200m final.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14 Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14

London 2012 bronze medallist Rob Heffernan leads the way for Team Ireland on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie US swimmer James Feigen to pay $10,800 following Rio robbery scandal Team USA

US swimmer James Feigen to pay $10,800 following Rio robbery scandal

The US Olympic swimmers originally claimed that they were mugged at gunpoint while drunk.

From TheJournal.ie British TV presenter Charlie Webster brought out of induced coma in Rio Brazil

British TV presenter Charlie Webster brought out of induced coma in Rio

The presenter fell ill with a rare strain of malaria.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan

All today’s action heading into the final weekend of Rio 2016.

From The42 Bolt reigns supreme! Sprint king retains 200m crown in Olympic farewell Lightning

Bolt reigns supreme! Sprint king retains 200m crown in Olympic farewell

Bolt wins third straight 200m title, beating rising star Andre de Grasse into second.

From The42 A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run Solo Run

A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run

“Running without competition is just strange.”

Three athletes disqualified from Olympic Games after failing drug tests

Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Xinyi Chen are the competitors in question.

From The42 19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon Rio 2016

19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe won 16 of his duels and will have a rest day tomorrow before the men’s event is run off in full on Saturday.

From The42 Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium Rio 2016

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium

The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.

From The42 Maguire back in medal contention with stunning second round in Rio On The Rise

Maguire back in medal contention with stunning second round in Rio

Stephanie Meadow also impressed today in excellent scoring conditions.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Barr's bittersweet day, bad news for McGeady and today's sport Thursday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Barr's bittersweet day, bad news for McGeady and today's sport

Elsewhere, the boxing controversy in Rio took another turn and John Muldoon is staying on as Connacht captain.

From TheJournal.ie Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story Altercation

Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story

Doubt has been cast over the testimonies of four US Olympians who claimed they were mugged at gunpoint in Rio.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair

Hickey has had cardiac issues in the past and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

From The42 More questions for Olympic boxing after AIBA Executive Director is 'reassigned' Intriguing

More questions for Olympic boxing after AIBA Executive Director is 'reassigned'

Karim Bouzidi will now take up a new role with immediate effect.

The entire country is now in love with Thomas Barr and his whole family

Best fourth placer ever!

From The42 'It's insane - I never thought I'd see the day': Thomas raises the Barr in Rio Remarkable

'It's insane - I never thought I'd see the day': Thomas raises the Barr in Rio

‘I kicked like an absolute animal in the last 80 metres and thought I might have sneaked it on the line’, admitted the Waterford native.

Gold and silver for Brownlee brothers in men's triathlon as Keane finishes in 40th

Alistair had six seconds to spare over his younger brother Jonathan on a challenging Rio course.

Hotline Rings Ep. 9: Don't answer the door in your bathrobe, Barr reaches the final hurdle

Niall Kelly joins us with reaction and analysis from Rio de Janeiro.

From The42 'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty' Rio 2016

'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty'

Former Irish hurdler Derval O’Rourke was speaking after a dramatic day for OCI president Pat Hickey.

From The42 Usain Bolt and his Canadian rival so comfortable that they laughed across the finish line Superiority

Usain Bolt and his Canadian rival so comfortable that they laughed across the finish line

The pair steadily built a big lead during the 200-metre semi-final at the Rio Olympics.