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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Rio

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'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio
The double Olympic medalist will lead Team Ireland into the Maracana.
Ellis O'Reilly becomes the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games
O’Reilly joins gymnast Kieran Behan on the plane to Rio.
Kieran Behan targeting unfinished business in Rio
And he may be joined by 18-year-old Ellis O’Reilly.
Warnings Zika virus can make even kissing dangerous
The growing alarm over Zika comes as one million tourists are expected to join millions of locals at parties and parades in Rio.
Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s
Toulon have granted the 27-year-old permission to pursue his Olympic ambition.
'This is an opportunity for someone to wear the green jersey and travel the world'
Ireland CP football manager Barry Ferguson is hoping to unearth new talent before the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
The 16-year-old hoping to represent Ireland at next summer's Olympics
Aoife Hopkins chats to The42 about the prospect of realising her dream in Rio.
Brazilian man admits killing 41 people 'for fun'
“When I wasn’t killing someone I got uptight. I would pace up and down at home. Killing calmed me down.”
British Olympians robbed at knife point during training visit to Rio ahead of 2016 games
Both athletes were left shaken but unharmed after the incident.
Conor McGregor winds up Brazilians, says he's gonna drag Aldo to Ireland and take belt
‘I will raise his head’ the Dubliner told the Rio fight fans. They disagreed.
Jose Aldo on Conor McGregor: I don't see anything that stands out
The featherweight champ faces Mendes in Brazil this weekend. And McGregor will be cage-side.
Ireland's Annalise Murphy qualifies for the 2016 Olympics
The Irish sailor will have a chance to improve on her fourth place finish at the 2012 Olympics.
Robbers target archbishop by accident... then abandon stolen crucifix
The items they stole were made of metal, and not gold.
10-year-old 'Mini Messi' from Dublin heads to World Cup after playing with Shamrock Rovers
Ciarán Duffy will be leading the teams out for the Spain-Chile match on Wednesday.
IRB wants union stars like Israel Folau to play in Rio Olympics 7s
Meanwhile, the Irish Women’s Sevens squad are in Brive for the FIRA/AER European Women’s Championship.
No biggie, just Rio Ferdinand joining Cillian Sheridan's title-winning celebrations
Not content with scoring the winning goal in the Cypriot league decider, the Cavan man had Rio and Jody over for tea.
Rio Ferdinand keen to stay at United as future in the balance
The veteran defender may be in the final days of his Old Trafford career.
McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics
Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell warns that it’s ‘a very touchy subject.’
Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio
“We want FIFA-standard trains,” demonstrators chanted. It’s the latest example of social tensions in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.
Ferdinand sceptical of Liverpool’s in-form ‘SAS’ partnership
‘I think you judge partnerships over a period of time,’ says the United defender.
Fellaini salutes Belgium's World Cup 'warriors'
Romelu Lukaku’s brace secured the Red Devils’ passage to Brazil.
IBM's 'Deep Thunder' system could be used in Dublin to predict flash floods
It’s hoped the new micro-forecasting technology could be helpful in developing an early-warning system for vulnerable businesses and householders.
Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure
The Pope made the comment during a visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.
Brazil to deploy elite police following mass demonstrations
200,000 have taken part in rallies against lavish government spending, a year before the country is due to stage the World Cup.
1 year out, World Cup's countdown clock unveiled in Rio
’365 Dias’ means ’365 Days’ you guys.
Here's the Brazilian Chelsea fan that named his son after Frank Lampard
Expect little Lampardinho to be lobbing a hapless England goalkeeper at the 2030 World Cup.
He couldn't, could he? Michael Phelps planning comeback for 2016 Olympics - reports
Is the so-callled greatest Olympian of all time set to return?
'I still have a choice' - Rory McIlroy won't be pushed into Irish Olympic team
He’ll make the call further down the road to Rio.
FIFA sell Maracana tickets for Confederation Cup, admit 'there's no Plan B'
Hey Ronaldo and Bebeto, get the finger(s) out.
Bad news for Ireland? Richard Dunne suffers injury setback, Lambert admits
Ireland head to Sweden before welcoming Austria to Dublin next month.
17 questions for the co-founder of Innocent (the smoothie people)
Richard Reed on the Coke connection, accessing credit and getting to Rio 2016.
Shock as artist found dead by his famous work in Brazil
Chilean artist Jorge Sealaron was found dead in front of his house, on the steps he created for the Brazilian people.
Brazilian prostitutes will take free English language classes ahead of the 2014 World Cup
The Association as Prostitution says it’s as important for prostitutes to learn English as taxi drivers.
'Nobody at 23 should be asked to make that decision' -- Harrington's sympathy for McIlroy's Olympic choice
‘There’s going to be no winner out of this one.’
VIDEO: Rescue helicopter crashes into sea at Copacabana beach
Nobody was injured during the dramatic incident.
Maradona wants to coach Iraq at the World Cup in Brazil
Never thought I’d type that sentence.
VIDEO: Neymar overcomes jetlag fears to score yet another golazo
This is just ridiculous.
Here's how Trap's Ireland can finish second and still not reach the playoffs
And also why the emphatic manner of Ireland’s loss to Germany could come back to haunt them.
Torrential downpour: England and Poland will have to play it again
War… saw, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
Uncaged: UFC back to its best in Brazil
Stephan Bonnar has a chance to go out on a high when he faces hometown hero Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in Rio.