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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Rio

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Fletch lives: Steven Fletcher returns from Scotland exile
The Sunderland striker has not featured for the national side since he texted the Scottish Football Association to say he did not want to be selected.
Rory McIlroy set to 'reconsider' Olympics position
The golfer said the reaction to his suggestion that he feels “more British than Irish” left him with much to contemplate.
VIDEO: Meet the footless footballer impressing Barcelona
11-year-old Gabriel Muniz from Rio is hopeful football will be a Paralympic sport by the time he grows up.
Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned
“Our government wants to act like Robin Hood, but the other way around,” says one resident, “take from the poor to give to the rich.”
Give us a smile Andy! It’s the sporting tweets of the week
Melanie Nocher hopes the Scottish tennis star won’t bring down the buzz in the Olympic Village.
WATCH: Mario Balotelli and Rio Ferdinand star in music video
The duo have cameo appearances in the video for rapper R.I.O.’s latest song.
Video: two buildings collapse in Rio de Janeiro
The incident highlights authorities’ failure to improve infrastructure ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016.
The Daily Fix: Friday
In the Friday Fix: Report into Air France crash released, heartbreaking scenes as Dublin autism school shuts, Trinity College chief is an Anchorman fan… and has Microsoft ‘leaked’ an anti-Google video?
Air France crash investigators uncover part of flight recorder but crucial data missing
Investigators fear that without recovering the “black box” flight recorder the mystery of the plane’s last moments will never be solved. The crash over the Atlantic two years ago killed all 228 people on board.
In photos: Rio Carnival 2011
Check out the colours and costumes of Brazil’s world-famous carnival festival.