2016 Olympics

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Katie Ledecky of the United States leads the field in the  800m freestyle final at the  2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

There is a photograph from the 2016 Olympics that captures the true extent of Katie Ledecky’s superiority over her competition. As the 19-year-old is (...)

Michael Watt had a 10-year career which began against Poland in July 2006. Photograph: Inpho

The retirement of Michael Watt on Wednesday marked the end of the career of one of Ireland’s most successful hockey players. Watt’s 201 caps also des(...)

Then mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes takes part in the   Closing Ceremony at the Maracana Stadium at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Brazil’s supreme court has opened an investigation into former Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes, who is accused of taking millions of dollars in brib(...)