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#Olympics

# olympics - Monday 22 August, 2016

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.

Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after Olympic triumph

“Tite can look for another captain” – After ending Brazil’s wait for Olympic gold in men’s football, Neymar opted to relinquish the armband.

12 Irish success stories at the Rio Olympics

Not all of them won medals but each athlete mentioned here overachieved in their own way.

He found out he was DQ'd on TV, but Chelimo gets silver medal back on appeal

Disqualifications for Paul Chelimo and another runner had bumped American Bernard Lagat up to bronze, but he was happy to give it back.

Brilliant Farah wins 5000m to achieve 'double-double'

It was a thrilling race in Rio.

American Centrowitz stuns favourites for 1500m gold

He’s coached by Alberto Salazar.

Caster Semenya cruises to women's 800m gold

It was never in doubt.

Lochte takes responsibility for 'immature behaviour' Soz

Lochte takes responsibility for 'immature behaviour'

In his first interview since his claim of armed robbery unravelled, the US swimmer lamented getting his team-mates into a mess in Rio.

Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour

Brazil exorcise their World Cup demons and clinch first Olympic football gold on an unbearably tense night in the Maracanã.

# olympics - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Modern man Lanigan-O'Keeffe produces heroic performance to secure top 10 finish

The Kilkenny athlete jumped from 15th to eighth during the combined shooting/running event.

19 times the Irish in Rio did us proud

Flying the flag.

Gary O'Donovan to carry the Irish flag at Rio closing ceremony

It’s yet another honour for the Skibbereen Rowing Club member.

Maguire just misses out on top-20 finish as Inbee Park claims Olympic gold

Stephanie Meadow finished in a tie for 31st.

Aileen Reid finishes 21st in the Olympic triathlon

American Gwen Jorgensen pulled away on the run to take gold.

From The Daily Edge 19 times the Irish in Rio did us proud Gold Medals For All

19 times the Irish in Rio did us proud

Flying the flag.

From TheJournal.ie What would it take for Dublin to ever host an Olympics - other than a miracle? Dublin 2024

What would it take for Dublin to ever host an Olympics - other than a miracle?

We would need to find treasure.

Submarines after Annalise Murphy - It's your Comments of the Week

Did you make the cut this week?

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

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

'Triple-triple!' History-maker Usain Bolt bows out of the Olympics in style

Japan’s quartet took a surprise silver in 37.60sec while Canada claimed bronze.

Leona Maguire shouldn’t be so disappointed - but it speaks volumes that she is

Maguire “way outperforming her ranking,” Paul McGinley says.

Germany take women's football gold

Dzsenifer Marozsan scored Germany’s opener and fired in the free-kick that led to their second as Sweden were beaten in the Maracana.

# olympics - Friday 19 August, 2016

'I gave it everything': Delighted Natalya Coyle finishes 7th in modern pentathlon

The 25-year-old went into the final event with an eye on an Olympic medal.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry Olympic Council Of Ireland

Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry

A retired judge will lead the inquiry into the Olympic ticket-touting scandal, but will be unable to compel witnesses.

Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts

IPC president Philip Craven is confident of delivering a strong Paralympic Games despite a slash in the budget.

Despite magic moments from athletes, these Games may force us to see what the Olympics has become

The exploits of the O’Donovans, Annalise Murphy and others shouldn’t distract us from the bloated movement’s major problems, writes Tommy Martin.