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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Rio de Janeiro

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# Brazil
Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead
Brazilian police and media have identified the vice consul at the Russian embassy in Rio as being involved in the incident.
# Rio 2016
Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test
Michael O’Reilly’s road to Rio was never straightforward but Team Ireland didn’t expect to be here.
# carrying a torch
Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio
One of the torch-bearers dropped his pants to moon the crowd in protest at Brazil’s political situation.
# Explainer
Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio?
We separated the fact from the fiction.
# Keep paddling
'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'
Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.
# Gisele Bundchen
Olympics opening ceremony axes bizarre scene involving staged mugging of supermodel
The scene has caused much controversy in crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro.
# knowing the ropes
'We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' - Ireland's sailors on the polluted Rio waters
Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton are sailing into Rio with high ambitions, and ready for the challenge water pollution poses.
# Plain sailing
John Twomey: Ireland's flag bearer will be competing at his 11th (!) Paralympic Games
“It’s a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
# Rio
Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products
Police say they seized marjijuana labelled with the logo of the Rio 2016 organising committee.
# Birth Defects
Rory isn't willing to take the risk, but just how big a problem is the Zika virus?
Couples hoping to have a baby are being told to hold off for two-to-six months after travelling to infected areas.
# Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Olympics to go ahead despite warnings it will mean avoidable births of malformed babies
A health expert has called for the event to be moved or postponed because of the virus.
# Rio de Janeiro
Blow for Olympic host city as two die when bike path collapses into sea
Two people were killed after a wave crashed into an elevated cycle lane built ahead of the Rio Games.
# future plans
Usain Bolt mulls Rio retirement segue
The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships.
# Ri-oh No
Rio's waters are so full of human poo that 2016 Olympians risk becoming violently ill
“What you have there is basically raw sewage.”
# Brazil
Four police killed as Rio struggles to curb violence before Olympics
The host city for the 2016 games is trying to wrestle back control of the streets from violent drug gangs.
# Brazil
Woman breaks up with fiancé after secretly filming him abusing her dogs
Nina Mandin became suspicious of her fiancé after she noticed her dogs were withdrawn.
# pope francis
How would you like to spend New Year's on a tropical beach with the Pope?
That’s what is happening tonight to the 2 million people preparing to party on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach.
# embedded
'He's a piece of s***' - Aldo and Mendes put through final preparations
Both fighters are in bullish form ahead of their headline bout at UFC 179 this weekend.
# made him cross
Robbers target archbishop by accident... then abandon stolen crucifix
The items they stole were made of metal, and not gold.
# Letter from Brazil
Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio
Mikey Stafford tours a north Rio favela with a Corkman trying to make a difference.
# High praise
Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach
“For me, special talents are those who do things that are completely out of the ordinary,” he explained.
# bitegate
There's a Luis Suarez billboard on Copacabana beach, and people are reacting perfectly
People are great.
# Fight night
Trouble flares on the streets of Rio as Maracana hosts Argentina v Bosnia
According to reports, police fired tear gas as a group of protesters attempted to march towards the stadium.
# inexperience
Ross Barkley was responsible for a 15-minute traffic delay in Rio
The Everton star was left red-faced after missing the team bus’ departure.
# Safety First
England's World Cup hotel fined for 'not providing condoms to guests'
Rio de Janeiro’s Royal Tulip has incurred the wrath of the Brazilian consumer protection agency.
# Legend
Want to hang out in Ronaldinho's gaff during the World Cup?
The property boasts a swimming pool, extensive gardens, a terrace, a children’s playhouse and a stage for musical performances.
# Footie Fan Tips
Beware strangers, favelas and mosquitoes if you're heading to Brazil for the World Cup
The advice has been mainly directed at fans from the United States, England, Germany and Argentina.
# Dublin Airport
Man in court after allegedly swallowing 39 bags of liquid cocaine
The 64-year-old man is due to appear in court after the drugs were retrieved.
# Interview
The pressure's on Neymar at World Cup - Pele
The Brazilian legend is worried about the striker, who is carrying a nation’s hopes into the tournament
# admittance
Roy Keane was right to criticise me over jersey swap - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The player has apologised for exchanging shirts with Neymar midway through a game.
# Update
Schumacher still in 'critical but stable' condition‎
Fans marked the retired driver’s birthday with a silent vigil outside the hospital, part of which was organised by Ferrari.
# Brazil
Topless rights protest attracts just four women... and over 100 photographers
Under Brazil’s penal code, which dates back to the 1940s, female toplessness is an “obscene act,” punishable by three months to a year in prison, or fines. Even the law’s critics admit few are prosecuted.
Great Train Robbery's Ronnie Biggs dies, aged 84
Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years.
# Rio de Janeiro
Brazil protests over teachers' pay turn violent
Thousands took part in the demonstrations in Rio and Sao Paulo.
# Brazil
PHOTOS: Millions flock to Rio beach for Pope Francis' farewell mass
The pope has been in Brazil since Monday for a trip aimed at re-energising his flock.
# pope francis
Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests
Despite his popularity, the pope has faced protests over the $53 million spent on organising his visit and World Youth Day.
# spearmint rhino
Birmingham lapdancer Rio de Janeiro hijacks Ferdinand's #AskRio Twitter session
It made a nice change from all the ‘why did you skip a drug test?’ questions.
# Brazil protests
Brazil officials reverse subway and bus fare hikes as thousands protest
People are protesting about poor public services and the money poured into soccer stadiums for the Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup.
# Brazil
100,000 protest in Brazil over cost of hosting sporting events
Preparing for major sporting events means taxes have gone up, while the quality of public services has fallen.
# Globe Trotter
Armagh's Jamie Clarke is enjoying this travelling lark...
Check out his new pre-match meal.