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Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

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(...)

Michael O’Reilly was already charged with being intoxicated in a public place and engaging in abusive, insulting or threatening behaviour. Photograph: Tobias Schwartz/AFP/Getty Images

International boxer Michael O’Reilly has been charged with three criminal damage offences as a result of an alleged incident in Co Tipperary last year(...)

The Olympic and Paralympic flags displayed at the Tokyo Metropolitan headquarters. Photograph: Getty Images

Eurosport will air the Olympic Games exclusively in Germany between 2018 and 2024, a blow for traditional public service television in the broadcastin(...)

Keeva O’Connor: “There was a very small Irish expat community in Korea but together with the Irish consulate we managed to organise a St Patrick’s Day parade in Seoul”

As a child growing up in Skerries, Co Dublin, Keeva O’Connor used to sit with her father watching David Attenborough programmes, knowing that one day(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah: the data confirmed that he had been granted two exemptions over the past eight years. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Mo Farah is the latest British athlete to face scrutiny over his use of so-called therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) after his confidential medical dat(...)

F or months Brazil’s people had been hoping for the best and fearing the worst. How will the Olympic Games ultimately then be best remembered? What is(...)

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during Thursday’s practice day. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche’s participation in the Olympic Games now concluded after last Saturday’s road race, Ireland’s third and final compe(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said headlines for Ireland at the Rio Olympics are ‘a great shame’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The admission by boxer Michael O’Reilly that he may have unintentionally taken a prohibited substance and the allegations of illegal sales of Olympic (...)

Egypt’s Doaa Elghobashy reacts during the women’s beach volleyball qualifying tie against Germany. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/Getty Images

“Dude, where’s your bandana?” says TP, also a dude from Carlsbad, New Mexico. The two dudes are walking down the Rio strip, taking it all in as dudes (...)

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