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Lord Michael Bates dramatically offers his resignation at the despatch box at the House of Lords. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has rejected international development minister Lord Michael Bates’s resignation hours after he dramatically quit a(...)

Russia’s delegation attending the closing ceremony of the XI Paralympic Olympic games in  Sochi in 2014. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

Paralympic organisers said on Monday they would let some Russians compete as neutrals at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in March, but upheld a ban on Mo(...)

The double of Gary and Paul O’Donovan will compete as heavyweights in the North Island Championships as they do not need to taper to lightweight this early in the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lightweight coach Dominic Casey heads for New Zealand on Monday to join Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan as the(...)

This photo from Brazilian newspaper O Popular shows families of prisoners watching guards move inmates at the Coronel Odenir Guimaraes State Prison in Aparecida de Goiania, Goiás, Brazil, on January 1st, 2018.  Nine prisoners were killed and 14 injured in a riot on New Year’s Day. Photograph: O Popular/Claudio Reis/AFP/Getty Images

Prison authorities across Brazil should prepare for further violence after a New Year’s Day riot in which nine prisoners were murdered, according to p(...)

Kevin Mallon after his release from prison in Rio de Janeiro.

The Supreme court in Brazil has granted an injunction to suspend the Rio de Janeiro court hearing in which Dublin man Kevin Mallon was due to give evi(...)

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It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Danilo of Manchester City. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Danilo smiles and pulls up a trouser leg to show a tattoo below his left knee: Conquistando o impossível pela fé – “Conquering the impossible for fait(...)

Last week, a court in Rio de Janeiro set a date in November for the start of Pat Hickey’s trial on the charges related to the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pat Hickey has resigned from his position on the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with “immediate effect”. Mr Hickey had (...)

 President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and honorary member of the IOC Carlos Arthur Nuzman (right) arriving at police headquarters in Rio   to give a statement. Photograph: EPA/Antonio Lacerda

Police raided the home of Brazil’s Olympics chief Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Tuesday, accusing him of brokering a deal to bribe International Olympic Com(...)

Pat Hickey: trial set to begin in November

A court in Rio de Janeiro has set a date in November for the start of Pat Hickey’s trial on charges related to alleged ticket touting at the Rio Olymp(...)

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