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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Rio 2016

All time
# medal alert
Brilliant day for Ireland in Rio capped as Eoghan Clifford claims bronze on the track
The three-time world champion claimed a commanding victory in the bronze medal race.
# fairytale finish
'It's like a fairytale to keep coming to these major championships and winning gold'
Jason Smyth has got Ireland up and running at the Rio Paralympics.
# Gold Rush
Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio
A third straight 100m title for the Irish sprinter.
# paralympics
'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final
The Meath swimmer held his own amongst the world’s best.
# Untouchable
Easy as you like! Jason Smyth's bid for a fifth Paralympic gold got off to a flier tonight
The fastest Paralympian on the planet eased into Friday’s final.
# Interview
'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'
Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.
# learning curve
A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites
It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.
# Banned
US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal
The 32-year-old has to serve 20 hours of community service and will not receive a monthly salary for the duration of the suspension.
# Rio 2016
Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run
The DCU student was the first Irish athlete in action at the Olympic Stadium.
# paralympics
'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory
All eyes will be on Rio’s Velodrome over the next few days as Ireland’s cyclists go in search of Paralympic success.
# Rio 2016
The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule
Strap yourself in for 10 consecutive days of sporting action.
# curtain raiser
Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony
Let the Games begin.
# Recovery
A month after fracturing her spine in a horror crash at the Olympics, Dutch rider wins race
“I hadn’t expected this at all,” she told reporters.
# let the games begin
Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis
Organisers have been forced to overcome considerable obstacles but the Paralympic Games get underway tonight.
# Interview
‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that'
Four years on from double Paralympic gold, Mark Rohan now leads a very different life as he begins the next chapter in his career.
# Gold Rush
Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
Ireland brought home an impressive haul from the London 2012 Paralympics, and are well poised to do so again.
# paralympics
Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012
The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.
# teenage dreams
From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream
Dubliner Orla Comerford is preparing to represent Ireland in the Paralympics. This is her story.
# Skibbereen
Cork City Samba invented this O'Donovan brothers remix of 'row, row, row your boat'
Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.
# Skibbereen
The Cork City Samba Band led a brilliant singalong for the O'Donovan brothers
Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.
# paralympics
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football
Ireland have qualified for the 7-a-side football tournament for the first time.
# Rio 2016
Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the 71-year-old, his family has said.
# Rio 2016
Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes
They’re hosting a two-day event in Moscow.
# paralympics
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists
We’ve taken a closer look at Team Ireland ahead of the Games.
# paralympics
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting
Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.
# paralympics
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation
Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.
# skibb
WATCH: 'It's just a standard Monday night in Skibbereen' - the O'Donovans are welcomed home
There was only one place to be tonight.
# skibb
Paul O'Donovan: 'We're not great at judging crowds but I’d say there's a million or something here'
‘Eileen, how’s the form?’
# Pull Like A dog
The whole of Skibbereen came out for the O'Donovan brothers' homecoming this evening
A hero’s welcome.
# paralympics
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing
We continue our look at the athletes will be flying the flag in Rio next month.
# Bigger picture
US Olympic hero Katie Ledecky on why she's passing up an estimated $5 million per year
The 19-year-old American star is set to attend Stanford University.
# paralympics
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes
Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games begins today.
# Joy
O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph
Paul and Gary will enjoy further acclaim as they prepare for an open-top bus celebration in Skibbereen.
# Well read
The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting
Also, pondering what happens when Roger Federer’s ageless body finally gives up and the increased violence in wrestling.
# Impressive
Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion
The Portaferry runner knocked five seconds off her personal best tonight
# Tickets
Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"
Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.
# against the rules
Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games
It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.
# Interview
Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign
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.
# Rio 2016
'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'
Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.
# Rio 2016
'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'
Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cyclist Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.