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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Rio 2016

All time
# Ah here
Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan
All of the country’s medallists will be given a new set of wheels.
# Rio 2016
Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes
Ireland’s athletes depart for Rio this afternoon.
# limited info
An Post did a stellar job of delivering this letter to Annalise Murphy
Hats off to the postie.
# abandon hope
Solo given six-month suspension for 'cowards' outburst after US Olympic exit
The 35-year-old wasn’t happy with how Sweden played in Rio.
# Rio 2016
Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics
McIlroy rejected the chance to represent Ireland in Rio over health concerns related to the Zika virus.
# Ticketing scandal
OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry
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.
# Homecoming
'Nan, I did it!' - Annalise Murphy got a hero's welcome as she arrived home this afternoon
Memories to last a lifetime.
# Silence
John Delaney declines to comment on Rio tickets controversy in latest interview
The FAI CEO also paid tribute to the late Milo Corcoran.
# The green machine
Ireland are now one of the 10 best hockey teams in the world after the Rio Olympics
Craig Fulton’s side are one of the big movers in the latest world rankings.
# Rio 2016
Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal
There will be no Russian athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games after CAS dismissed an appeal against their blanket ban from the IPC.
# 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'
Swimmer Ellen Keane is getting set for her third Paralympics – and there’s not long to go now.
# Hotline Rings
Hotline Rings Finale: The highs and lows of a dramatic Olympics
As the Rio chapter of the Olympics closes, we sign off on our Olympic podcast with a brief recap of the last two weeks.
# Reaction
'You cannot humiliate people' - AIBA hit back at Michael Conlan
They also suggested there was “nothing wrong” with a similarly contentious outcome, which saw Evgeny Tishchenko defeat Vassiliy Levit.
# punching above his weight
With a little performance enhancing photoshop, Paddy Barnes looks like a hell of a heavyweight
Anthony Joshua is clearly in trouble there.
# heroes and villains
5 winners and losers from the Rio Olympics
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.
# Climax
Rowing hero Gary O'Donovan holds Irish flag as 'marvellous' Rio flames out
A rollercoaster fortnight mixed off-field hitches with compelling sporting drama.
# Rio 2016
OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.
# Rio 2016
Japan's PM showed up to the Olympics closing ceremony dressed as Super Mario
It’s a me, a Abe.
# Olympics
Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal
Disappointment in the boxing ring but, overall, Ireland’s athletes punched above their weight as chaos raged around them.
# ticket scandal
Brazilian judge issues warrant for passport of John Delaney and five other OCI officials
The news comes after an early morning raid at the Irish office in the Olympic village.
# Boom Shaqa laka
USA storm to third consecutive basketball Gold as Rio 2016 comes to a close
There was no stopping the United States in the men’s basketball final at Rio 2016, as Serbia suffered a thumping defeat.
# Rio 2016
Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight
A bizarre protest was staged after the bout ended in highly controversial circumstances.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much of the Rio Olympics do you remember?
How closely were you paying attention?
# all part of the plan
41-year-old runner slips on Olympic marathon finish line...but saves himself by doing push-ups
What a hero.
# Rio 2016
Pat Hickey to appear before Brazilian judge over Olympic ticket scandal on Tuesday
Hickey is accused of involvement in a ticket scam, ambush marketing and conspiracy over the sale of Rio Olympics tickets at inflated prices.
# the long run
Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon
The Co. Down man went a long way towards justifying his selection for the Games.
Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16
Ireland’s Marathon men will be our main focus on the last day of the Games.
# Gold
Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after Olympic triumph
“Tite can look for another captain” – After ending Brazil’s wait for Olympic gold in men’s football, Neymar opted to relinquish the armband.
# Heroes
12 Irish success stories at the Rio Olympics
Not all of them won medals but each athlete mentioned here overachieved in their own way.
# Rio 2016
Olympic Breakfast: marathon men at last take to the line on final day of action
It’s been a hell of a ride.
# Rollercoaster
He found out he was DQ'd on TV, but Chelimo gets silver medal back on appeal
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'
It was a thrilling race in Rio.
# Rio 2016
American Centrowitz stuns favourites for 1500m gold
He’s coached by Alberto Salazar.
# easy
Caster Semenya cruises to women's 800m gold
It was never in doubt.
# soz
Lochte takes responsibility for 'immature behaviour'
In his first interview since his claim of armed robbery unravelled, the US swimmer lamented getting his team-mates into a mess in Rio.
# Brazil Goes Nuts
Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour
Brazil exorcise their World Cup demons and clinch first Olympic football gold on an unbearably tense night in the Maracanã.
# Rio 2016
Modern man Lanigan-O'Keeffe produces heroic performance to secure top 10 finish
The Kilkenny athlete jumped from 15th to eighth during the combined shooting/running event.
# gold medals for all
19 times the Irish in Rio did us proud
Flying the flag.
# Pull Like A dog
Gary O'Donovan to carry the Irish flag at Rio closing ceremony
It’s yet another honour for the Skibbereen Rowing Club member.
# Rio 2016
Maguire just misses out on top-20 finish as Inbee Park claims Olympic gold
Stephanie Meadow finished in a tie for 31st.