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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 (...)

A visitor takes photos of the humanoid robot “Alter” on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. Photograph: Koji Sasahara/AP Photo
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Image of the week: Alter images In our continuing series of updates from the world of cute / creepy robotics, say hello to “Alter”, a humanoid robot(...)

Ireland’s rower Sinead Lynch helps carry her boat from the water after a training session at Lagoa Stadium ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo: Getty Images

And off we go. Three Ireland crews compete in heats at the Olympic Games in the next two days. The two lightweight doubles will hope to finish in the (...)

Katie Taylor leads the Ireland team into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the Baku 2015 European Games  in  Azerbaijan. Photo: Francois Nel/Getty Images

So after all the talk and fuss and years of preparation, the eyes of the world will descend on Rio tomorrow night for the opening ceremony of these 31(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Sarah al-Attar (right) competing at the Olympic Games in London. She is one of four female athletes Saudi Arabia is sending to the games in Rio this month. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has appointed a prominent princess to head a new department for women under the kingdom’s General Authority for Sports in a mov(...)

Paddy Barnes: ‘As it gets closer to the fight, I just lie there in the dark. I’m not in a good way. The team know to leave me alone.’ Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

Paddy Barnes will have billions of eyes on him this coming Friday. The Belfast-born boxer has been given the honour of carrying the Irish flag into th(...)

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