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Dublin: 19 °C Thursday 25 August, 2016

Other - Today’s News

O'Donovan one step closer to world championship medal after storming to semi-final victory

A typically strong finish from the 22-year-old saw him post the fastest time of the day heading into Saturday’s final.

McIlroy: 'It hasn't been the year that I wanted but there's enough golf left to salvage it'

He also concedes that the Irish Open “wasn’t a big win”.

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Other - Yesterday’s News

Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics

McIlroy rejected the chance to represent Ireland in Rio over health concerns related to the Zika virus.

'Robbie is one of Ireland's finest ever players. It will take some time to get over his absence'

The Dubliner steps away after 18 years in a green jersey.

Paul O'Donovan cruises into world championship semi-finals with another impressive win

The Olympic silver medallist recorded the quickest time from the four quarter-finals.

From TheJournal.ie Department confirms there is no law to stop American football match being played without go-ahead from Irish association Notorious NGBs

Department confirms there is no law to stop American football match being played without go-ahead from Irish association Exclusive

The Department was vocal about the need for MMA to have an NGB, but says it will not support the American football association.

Other - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets Olympic Council Of Ireland

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also told TheJournal.ie that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.

We'll Leave It There So: Burnley striker charged for homophobic tweets and the rest of today's sport

Here’s what the world of sport had to offer on Tuesday.

Ireland are now one of the 10 best hockey teams in the world after the Rio Olympics

Craig Fulton’s side are one of the big movers in the latest world rankings.

Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal

There will be no Russian athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games after CAS dismissed an appeal against their blanket ban from the IPC.

'15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio'

Swimmer Ellen Keane is getting set for her third Paralympics – and there’s not long to go now.

O’Riordan's AFL dream on hold after breaking bone in his back and puncturing lung

The Tipp native endured a gruelling four-day car journey through the Australian desert after the incident.

Other - Monday 22 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia' Ticket Touting

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

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.

We'll Leave It There So: AIBA hits back at Conlan, Munster near Springbok signing and today's sport Monday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: AIBA hits back at Conlan, Munster near Springbok signing and today's sport

Elsewhere, Paul O’Donovan was dominant in his world rowing championships heat and Limerick are looking for a new Gaelic football manager.

From TheJournal.ie Speedo drops Ryan Lochte for making up robbery story Not Impressed

Speedo drops Ryan Lochte for making up robbery story

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets Shambles

'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets

Families say there was no online portal to buy tickets.

Hotline Rings Finale: The highs and lows of a dramatic Olympics

As the Rio chapter of the Olympics closes, we sign off on our Olympic podcast with a brief recap of the last two weeks.

Olympic hero Paul O'Donovan cruises to victory at world rowing championships

The Lisheen man has secured his spot in Wednesday’s quarter-finals.

'You cannot humiliate people' - AIBA hit back at Michael Conlan

They also suggested there was “nothing wrong” with a similarly contentious outcome, which saw Evgeny Tishchenko defeat Vassiliy Levit.

Murray claims his game has gone to whole new level ahead of US Open tilt

The Scot’s 22-match winning streak was ended by Marin Cilic at the weekend but he is still brimming with confidence as he targets a fourth grand slam.

Banana thrown at indigenous Aussie Rules star as racism continues to dog the sport

The woman has been hit with an indefinite ban by Port Adelaide, but has also been inducted to the club’s social awareness program.

5 winners and losers from the Rio Olympics

Neymar scored in the 1-1 draw in the final against Germany and then converted the winning penalty to give the hosts a first-ever football gold.

A fan was spotted in a Mayo GAA jersey losing it at WWE Summerslam last night

Meanwhile, Wicklow wrestler Finn Bálor as he became the first ever WWE Universal champion.

Rowing hero Gary O'Donovan holds Irish flag as 'marvellous' Rio flames out

A rollercoaster fortnight mixed off-field hitches with compelling sporting drama.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: 16 days and 975 medals later, the Rio Olympics went out with a bang So Long Farewell This post contains images

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

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

Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal

Disappointment in the boxing ring but, overall, Ireland’s athletes punched above their weight as chaos raged around them.

Brazilian judge issues warrant for passport of John Delaney and five other OCI officials

The news comes after an early morning raid at the Irish office in the Olympic village.

Other - Sunday 21 August, 2016

USA storm to third consecutive basketball Gold as Rio 2016 comes to a close

There was no stopping the United States in the men’s basketball final at Rio 2016, as Serbia suffered a thumping defeat.

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight

A bizarre protest was staged after the bout ended in highly controversial circumstances.

Lowry misses out as 9 members of Darren Clarke's Ryder Cup team confirmed

There are already five rookies guaranteed a place on the team.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much of the Rio Olympics do you remember? Quiz

Quiz: How much of the Rio Olympics do you remember?

How closely were you paying attention?

It’s Sunday so here are 15 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how all the action of the last seven days looked through a lens.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today Ticket Touting

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

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

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