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Brazil’s supporters watch their team take on Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Maracana stadium. File photograph: Getty Images

The Maracana wasn’t so much built as a venue for the 1950 World Cup as the stage on which Brazil would win it. When things didn’t quite go to plan, th(...)

Orla Barry of Ireland in action during the Women’s Discus F57 Final at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Orla Barry has won Ireland’s eighth medal of the Paralympics in Rio by claiming silver in the Women’s F57 Discus final at the Olympic stadium. The 26(...)

Ireland rugby players Jenny Murphy, Sophie Spence and Shannon Huston who are hoping to qualify for the rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Only 13 shopping days until Christmas, only 603 training days until Rio. They may not appear like similarly pressing countdowns, although it could be (...)