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#Olympics

# olympics - Yesterday’s News

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph Joy

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph

Paul and Gary will enjoy further acclaim as they prepare for an open-top bus celebration in Skibbereen.

From TheJournal.ie Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around Team Ireland At The áras

Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around

He also had some strong words for Ireland’s sporting bosses. .

From TheJournal.ie Irishman Kevin Mallon released from Rio jail after three weeks Tickets

Irishman Kevin Mallon released from Rio jail after three weeks

Mallon had been at Rio’s Bangu prison along with former OCI President Pat Hickey.

# olympics - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion

The Portaferry runner knocked five seconds off her personal best tonight

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Kevin Mallon to be released on bail, a big win for Paul O’Donovan and a day of mourning in Italy.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation" Tickets

Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"

Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.

From TheJournal.ie Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games Against The Rules

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign

Ireland’s number one reflects on a historic Olympics, explains why he is weighing up his options and opens up on the camaraderie in the Irish camp.

# olympics - Friday 26 August, 2016

New sponsor coughs up cash for Lochte as others bail out

A California confectioner has signed an endorsement deal with Ryan Lochte.

# olympics - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan

All of the country’s medallists will be given a new set of wheels.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid 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.

Solo given six-month suspension for 'cowards' outburst after US Olympic exit

The 35-year-old wasn’t happy with how Sweden played in Rio.

# olympics - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

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.

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

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

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.

From The Daily Edge This photo of Olympians collecting their luggage at arrival is an absolute disaster Team GB

# olympics - 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.

John Delaney declines to comment on Rio tickets controversy in latest interview

The FAI CEO also paid tribute to the late Milo Corcoran.

From TheJournal.ie Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late, Michael O'Reilly and the 'rush to judge' Pat Hickey The View From Montrose

Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late, Michael O'Reilly and the 'rush to judge' Pat Hickey

The RTÉ presenter has spoken about how he thinks The Late Late will cover Ireland’s Olympics.

# olympics - Monday 22 August, 2016

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.

'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.

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.

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 The Daily Edge Paddy Barnes took a brilliant photo face-to-face with Anthony Joshua Lil Paddy
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 The Daily Edge Japan's PM showed up to the Olympics closing ceremony dressed as Super Mario Rio 2016
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.

# olympics - 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.

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?

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.

Pat Hickey to appear before Brazilian judge over Olympic ticket scandal on Tuesday

Hickey is accused of involvement in a ticket scam, ambush marketing and conspiracy over the sale of Rio Olympics tickets at inflated prices.

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon

The Co. Down man went a long way towards justifying his selection for the Games.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16

Ireland’s Marathon men will be our main focus on the last day of the Games.

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