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# rio - Friday 26 August, 2016

Swimmer Ryan Lochte charged with falsely reporting robbery in Brazil
# Rio
# Rio

Swimmer Ryan Lochte charged with falsely reporting robbery in Brazil

Aug 26th 2016, 7:20 AM 27,687 Views 30 Comments

Lochte and three other American swimmers made false allegations of being robbed at gunpoint on a night out at the Olympics.

# rio - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid
# Olympic Council Of Ireland
# Olympic Council Of Ireland

Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid

Aug 25th 2016, 5:27 PM 46,954 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest.

# rio - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry
# Ticketing Scandal
# Ticketing Scandal

OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry

Aug 24th 2016, 8:12 PM 31,100 Views 0 Comments

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.

# rio - Monday 22 August, 2016

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'
# Ticket Touting
# Ticket Touting

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:18 PM 46,224 Views 0 Comments

Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.

Speedo drops Ryan Lochte for making up robbery story
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Speedo drops Ryan Lochte for making up robbery story

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:53 PM 21,742 Views 30 Comments

The story was a major embarrassment for Team USA at the Rio games.

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"

Aug 22nd 2016, 8:05 AM 62,642 Views 0 Comments

The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.

Pictures: 16 days and 975 medals later, the Rio Olympics went out with a bang
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Pictures: 16 days and 975 medals later, the Rio Olympics went out with a bang

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:51 AM 16,031 Views 25 Comments

The closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium was spectacular to say the least.

# rio - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today
# Ticket Touting
# Ticket Touting

Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today

Aug 21st 2016, 6:45 PM 43,499 Views 0 Comments

Detained former OCI chief Pat Hickey will appear before a Brazilian judge on Tuesday as part of an investigation into black market ticket sales.

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"

Aug 21st 2016, 7:45 AM 54,303 Views 0 Comments

28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.

Caster Semenya cruises to women's 800m gold
# Easy
From The42
# Easy

Caster Semenya cruises to women's 800m gold

Aug 21st 2016, 1:44 AM 7,706 Views 8 Comments

It was never in doubt.

# rio - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons
# Controversy
# Controversy

Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons

Aug 20th 2016, 2:50 PM 39,939 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland will meet this weekend for the first time to discuss Rio ticket scandal

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

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

Aug 20th 2016, 7:50 AM 22,117 Views 11 Comments

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

# rio - Friday 19 August, 2016

Poll: Has Ireland had a good Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has Ireland had a good Olympics?

Aug 19th 2016, 9:42 AM 39,922 Views 110 Comments

Irish stories emanating from Rio have ranged in extremes – from the truly uplifting to the downright disheartening.

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

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

Aug 19th 2016, 7:57 AM 23,999 Views 4 Comments

The presenter fell ill with a rare strain of malaria.

# rio - Thursday 18 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 24,315 Views 26 Comments

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

Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair
# Pat Hickey
# Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair

Aug 18th 2016, 7:47 PM 35,784 Views 0 Comments

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

The entire country is now in love with Thomas Barr and his whole family
# Best Barr None
From The Daily Edge
# Best Barr None

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

Aug 18th 2016, 5:33 PM 8,593 Views 0 Comments

Best fourth placer ever!

British TV presenter seriously ill with rare strain of malaria in Rio hospital
# Charlie Webster
# Charlie Webster

British TV presenter seriously ill with rare strain of malaria in Rio hospital

Aug 18th 2016, 9:15 AM 46,370 Views 19 Comments

It’s understood that she was placed in an induced coma last night.

Olympic Council of Ireland will defend itself "to the hilt" - acting president
# Pat Hickey
# Pat Hickey

Olympic Council of Ireland will defend itself "to the hilt" - acting president

Aug 18th 2016, 7:10 AM 23,956 Views 0 Comments

Former president Pat Hickey remains in a Rio hospital following his arrest by Brazilian police on touting charges yesterday.

# rio - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Pat Hickey will spend night in Rio hospital as police arrest him over Olympic ticket scandal
# Overnight
# Overnight

Pat Hickey will spend night in Rio hospital as police arrest him over Olympic ticket scandal

Aug 17th 2016, 10:42 PM 259,140 Views 0 Comments

Hickey is facing three charges and a possible seven years in jail.

This joyous pic from Rio shows two of our champs celebrating their wins together
# Sound Of Silver
# Sound Of Silver

This joyous pic from Rio shows two of our champs celebrating their wins together

Aug 17th 2016, 9:53 PM 47,922 Views 32 Comments

That silver medallist swag.

This joyous pic from Rio shows two of our champs celebrating their wins together
# Sound Of Silver
From The Daily Edge
# Sound Of Silver

This joyous pic from Rio shows two of our champs celebrating their wins together

Aug 17th 2016, 6:06 PM 10,387 Views 7 Comments

That silver medallist swag.

That time we went drifting with hurdles star Thomas Barr
# Fast And Furious
From The42
# Fast And Furious

That time we went drifting with hurdles star Thomas Barr

Aug 17th 2016, 11:28 AM 6,120 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to the Irish athlete about life on and off the track.

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'
# Silver Linings
From The42
# Silver Linings

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'

Aug 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,482 Views 11 Comments

A silver lining for Annalise Murphy after the pain of London 2012.

# rio - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Shane Ross not giving up hope on reaching deal with Olympic Council of Ireland
# Ticket Controversy
# Ticket Controversy

Shane Ross not giving up hope on reaching deal with Olympic Council of Ireland

Aug 16th 2016, 9:57 AM 11,900 Views 0 Comments

The Minister said he was ‘disappointed and stunned’ by the OCI’s decision.

# rio - Monday 15 August, 2016

Michael Fennelly ruled out of All-Ireland final with ruptured Achilles tendon
# Big Loss
From The42
# Big Loss

Michael Fennelly ruled out of All-Ireland final with ruptured Achilles tendon

Aug 15th 2016, 10:56 PM 6,703 Views 11 Comments

It’s a cruel blow for the 31-year-old midfielder who was in excellent form for the Cats on Saturday.

'She's still number one to us': Katie will get a warm welcome home in Bray, locals say
# Sporting Hero
# Sporting Hero

'She's still number one to us': Katie will get a warm welcome home in Bray, locals say

Aug 15th 2016, 6:10 PM 20,169 Views 39 Comments

Hopes were high as some 5,000 people gathered in Taylor’s home town today. She’s still a hero in Bray.

'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win
# Skibbereen
# Skibbereen

'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win

Aug 15th 2016, 3:06 PM 32,481 Views 23 Comments

The brothers said they haven’t had a chance to let their silver medal win sink in.

Everyone is sharing this class photo of Usain Bolt winning at the Olympics last night
# Say Cheese
From The Daily Edge
# Say Cheese

Everyone is sharing this class photo of Usain Bolt winning at the Olympics last night

Aug 15th 2016, 8:42 AM 8,384 Views 0 Comments

Epic.

Annalise Murphy told nobody but she came to Rio for this Olympic medal
# Silver Lining
From The42
# Silver Lining

Annalise Murphy told nobody but she came to Rio for this Olympic medal

Aug 15th 2016, 7:15 AM 39,855 Views 11 Comments

After heartbreak four years ago, the sailor has a massive opportunity today.

'This is just the beginning for me. I'll be back stronger, faster and better next year'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'This is just the beginning for me. I'll be back stronger, faster and better next year'

Aug 15th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,519 Views 14 Comments

A visibly upset but defiant Ciara Mageean anticipates great things for herself.

# rio - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'We rocked it today'': Ireland's marathoners proud of their Olympic moments
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'We rocked it today'': Ireland's marathoners proud of their Olympic moments

Aug 14th 2016, 9:06 PM 9,520 Views 13 Comments

Fionnuala McCormack crossed the line in 20th position.

Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finishes in 20th place in Olympic marathon
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finishes in 20th place in Olympic marathon

Aug 14th 2016, 5:03 PM 21,879 Views 22 Comments

A PB run from the Wicklow woman.

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal
# What's Going On?
# What's Going On?

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal

Aug 14th 2016, 2:17 PM 17,456 Views 0 Comments

The controversy kicked off with an arrest of an Irishman last week. Tonight Sports Minister Shane Ross will want answers from the Olympic Council of Ireland.

After a brave run, Mark English fails to qualify for Olympic final
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

After a brave run, Mark English fails to qualify for Olympic final

Aug 14th 2016, 4:40 AM 18,764 Views 16 Comments

The Donegal man came across the line in fifth position, not quite enough to progress.

Mo Farah falls, then takes gold in the 10,000m Olympic final
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Mo Farah falls, then takes gold in the 10,000m Olympic final

Aug 14th 2016, 2:09 AM 14,232 Views 27 Comments

An incredible 10,000m men’s final wows the crowd at the Olympic Stadium.

# rio - Saturday 13 August, 2016

7 times YouTube didn't have a notion what the O'Donovan brothers were saying
# Murder And Fatter
From The Daily Edge
# Murder And Fatter

7 times YouTube didn't have a notion what the O'Donovan brothers were saying

Aug 13th 2016, 3:15 PM 61,035 Views 10 Comments

What YouTube thought they said: “Neighbour of screens.” What they actually said: “Skibbereen.”

'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio

Aug 13th 2016, 2:25 AM 9,894 Views 4 Comments

With steely determination and composure, Ciara Mageean made an impressive Olympic debut in Rio.

# rio - Friday 12 August, 2016

Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track

Aug 12th 2016, 11:00 PM 54,201 Views 70 Comments

“My doping is training. My doping is Jesus. Otherwise I’m crystal clean,” Olympic gold medalist Ayana said today after smashing the world record by 14 seconds.

Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men's 800 metres semi-finals
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men's 800 metres semi-finals

Aug 12th 2016, 4:11 PM 7,613 Views 4 Comments

The UCD man will compete in the semi-final in the early hours of Sunday morning.