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A still image of US Olympic gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte giving an interview to Brazilian station Globo TV at their studios in New York City on Saturday. Photograph: Globo TV via Reuters

A tearful Ryan Lochte has said sorry to his US swimming team-mates, his family and the people of Brazil for a “stupid mistake” at a Rio gas station th(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah completed a double-double after he added the 5,000m gold to his 10,000m success in Rio. Photograph: Afp

Rarely in Olympic history were two gold medal distance runners rolled into the press conference room having already done so much talking on the track.(...)

800m Silver medallist Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba (left), gold medallist South Africa’s Caster Semenya, and bronze medallist Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Three African women making the medal podium of an Olympic 800 metres is a rare and beautiful sight, and Caster Semenya was boldly determined not to le(...)

Ireland’s team for the men’s marathon - Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward and Mick Clohisey. Photograph: Inpho

1.30pm - Men’s marathon And then there were three. Irleand have just a trio athletes yet to compete at the Olympics - and they get to make their Rio (...)

Britain’s Mo Farah  reacts after winning gold in the men’s 5000m final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

Britain’s Mo Farah won the Olympic 5,000 metres gold medal on Saturday to complete the distance double-double having won the 10,000 earlier in the wee(...)

Brazil captain Neymar after scoring the   the winning penalty in the shoot-out of the Olympic football final against Germany   at the Maracana Stadium in Rio. (Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Brazil 1 Germany 1 (aet; Brazil won 5-4 on penalties) Neymar inspired Brazil to redemption, revenge and glory, helping atone for the most humiliatin(...)

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe is congratulated by friends after finishing eighth in the final of the men’s pentathlon at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A brilliant display of shooting helped Ireland’s Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe finish eighth in the final of the men’s pentathlon at the Olympic Games in Ri(...)

South Korea’s  Inbee Park  shows off her gold medal after winning the women’s golf tournament  at the Olympic Golf Course  in Rio. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

South Korea’s Inbee Park won the first Olympic gold medal in women’s golf since 1900 with a commanding five-stroke victory on Saturday, with no rival (...)

Britain’s Nicola Adams lands a right against France’s  Sarah Ourahmoune during the women’s flyweight fina. Adams retained her gold medal. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Nicola Adams cruised into the history books by becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years at Rio Centro on Saturday. The(...)

Ireland’s Aileen Reid finishes in 21st position. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Four years after the closest finish in Olympic triathlon history - Rio de Janeiro has just witnessed the most convincing. Gwen Jorgensen, the 30 ye(...)

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