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USA coach Billy Walsh with flyweight boxer Antonio Vargas before his round of 32 win over Brazil’s Juliao Neto in Rio. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The defeat of Katie Taylor in her first fight in Rio brings boxing in a full circle. A week beginning with scandal has ended in disappointment as Padd(...)

Michael Conlan in action against Aram Avagyan of Armenia. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Michael Conlan’s father and coach John, a Dubliner who moved to Belfast in the 1980s, spoke candidly for the first time of his disappointment and the (...)

Ireland’s Steven Donnelly dejected as Mohammed Rabii of Morocco celebrates his victory. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s Steven Donnelly narrowly lost his bronze medal bout against welterweight world champion Mohamed Rabii with the Puerto Rican judge siding wi(...)

Children attend a swim training session at Hangzhou Chen Jinglun Sport school Natatorium, where Chinese Olympic swimmers Sun Yang and Fu Yuanhui also trained, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The Olympic Games in Rio have proven an emotional rollercoaster ride in China, whisking national feeling from public outrage at Australian swimmer Mac(...)

Joe Ward is heading home from the Olympics after he lost his opening bout to Ecuador’s Carlos Andres Mina on a split decision. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland’s Joe Ward was defeated in his first bout of the Rio Olympics after a split decision went against him in the Riocentro Complex. The Irish ligh(...)

Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan go in the semi-finals of their lightweight double sculls at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games today. Photo: Inpho

12.50pm - Rowing Ireland have two crews competing in semi-finals. Finishing in the top three secures a place in the A Final. The lightweight women’(...)

Sailor  Annalise Murphy, a medal hope for the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games are a 17-day affair from opening to closing ceremony but, for Irish advertisers, the key minutes will be in the wake (...)

Michael O’Reilly will compete in the Rio Olympics after a quarter-final win in Baku on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Michael O’Reilly has joined Ireland’s team of seven boxers on the plane to Rio in August. The Portlaoise middleweight made the Olympic qua(...)

Paul Pollock’s place at the Rio Olympics is in doubt after the Olympic Council of Ireland withheld his selection. Photograph: Inpho

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has withheld the selection of the three men’s marathon qualifiers for Rio after the controversy which marred last(...)

Katie Taylor loses a split decision against France’s Estelle Mossely in the World Championship semi-final in Astana. The fight was so close that on another day it could have ended up as a unanimous decision for the Bray fighter. Photograph: Inpho

The scoring was everything. Katie Taylor was maybe one or two per cent off her game and she allowed her fight against Estelle Mossely to come down to (...)

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