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The International Olympic Committee’s decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping left international sports leaders divided less than two weeks before the opening ceremony. Photograph: Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee’s decision to put the participation of Russian athletes in Rio into the hands of their respective sports’ internat(...)

Pat Hickey has defended the IOC’s decision not to give Russia a blanket ban at next month’s Rio Olympics. Photograph: Inpho

President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, Pat Hickey, has defended the decision by the International Olympic Council not to impose a blanket ban o(...)

Under the IOC’s ruling, each federation will be required to produce a list of Russian athletes they believe are clean. Photograph: EPA

The International Olympic Committee faces an unprecedented backlash from anti- doping groups and athletes after it decided not to impose a blanket ban(...)

Ireland’s Michael Conlan (left) in action against Murodjon Akhmadaliev, from Uzbekistan, at the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: INPHO/Francis Myers.

Male boxers will step into the ring without headguards at Rio for the first time since the 1980 Moscow Games, and their vests could be next on the hit(...)

Irish hockey players Conor Harte and David Harte with Boxer Joe Ward ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland will have its largest delegation of athletes since 1948 at the Olympics next month after the Olympic Council of Ireland today confirmed the 77(...)

Olympic rein: Greg Broderick with MHS Going Global at Ballypatrick Stables. Photo: John D Kelly

For a man setting off to the Olympic Games in less than a month Greg Broderick seems very calm. But, as Ireland’s sole representative in showjumping, (...)

Irish Olympic boxer Paddy Barnes has questioned Rory McIlroy’s reasons for missing the Games in Rio next month. Photograph: Inpho

Unfortunately you can make this up: Ireland’s leading amateur boxer stands beneath a bookmaker’s logo to slate Ireland’s greatest professional golfer.(...)

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