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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Rio Games

All time
Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia
She suffered from an incurable degenerative muscle disease.
# Rio Games
The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil
Separately, charity boss Jonathan Irwin has defended Hickey. “I’m a bit like the rabbit who is absolutely entranced by the snake,” he said.
# Olympic Council of Ireland
Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid
Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest.
# ticket controversy
Shane Ross not giving up hope on reaching deal with Olympic Council of Ireland
The Minister said he was ‘disappointed and stunned’ by the OCI’s decision.
# Undecided
'If I could play for Northern Ireland I would' - McIlroy ponders opting out of Olympics
The County Down golfer has revealed that he may give the Rio Games a miss altogether in a BBC documentary which will air tonight.