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Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Board members Sonia O’Sullivan (right) and CEO of Swim Ireland Sarah Keane arrive at the offices of law firm Arthur Cox in Dublin City centre where the OCI held a meeting to discuss the Olympic tickets controversy.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

After a meeting of its executives that lasted over five hours, the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has decided to appoint a legal firm in Brazil “to (...)

Eliud Kipchoge  of Kenya crosses the finish line to win gold in the men’s marathon.  Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Television scheduling made Rio 2016 even more of a second-hand Olympics, anyone watching live at two in the morning either being overly sober or under(...)

South Africa’s Caster Semenya celebrates winning the women’s 800m final in Rio. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Rarely in Olympic history have three gold medal winners talked so loudly on the track, only to sound a little more muted afterwards. Mo Farah – winni(...)

Billy Walsh believes that both Shakur Stevenson (red) and Michael Conlan are destined to make it to the top echelons of professional boxing. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Although Billy Walsh’s name has been linked to a vacancy within the Irish Institute of Sport with director Gary Keegan leaving in September after eigh(...)

 Sprinter John Ikpotokin training at Tullamore Harriers, Co Offaly, under coach Eamonn Henry. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Santry Stadium, May 2012. Sport Against Racism Ireland is hosting Africa Day Athletics to promote the disciplines to children of African heritage. The(...)

A Brazilian judge has authorised the country’s police to seize the passport of Football Association of Ireland chief executive and Olympic Council of Ireland vice-president John Delaney as part of the investigation into alleged ticket touting at the Olympic Games. .Photograph: Dave Meehan.

A Brazilian judge has authorised the country’s police to seize the passport of Football Association of Ireland chief executive and Olympic Council of(...)

Mongolia’s coaches protest the judges decision after Mandakhnaran Ganzorig is defeated by Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan in the Men’s Freestyle 65kg Bronze match. Photograph: Getty Images

Two Mongolian coaches stripped off and hurled their shoes in protest on Sunday after their wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig was denied victory for runni(...)

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa makes a gesture after taking the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

No event carries more historical prestige than the Olympic marathon, which is partly why Feyisa Lilesa couldn’t let the moment pass without making som(...)

Serbia’s Slobodan Nikic is challenged by  Croatia’s Damir Buric during the  Olympic Games water polo final match  at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Saturday evening and all of a sudden mist is swirling through the mountains overshadowing Olympic Park and the sky is low and grey and the riot o(...)

Police in Rio have seized the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) after searching their hotel rooms in the Brazilian ci(...)

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