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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Rio 2016

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# Corruption
Rio Olympics president sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes to win 2016 bid
79-year-old Carlos Nuzman was convicted of corruption, organised crime, money laundering and smuggling cash in a federal court.
# Rio 2016
Conlan: 'I hope that justice will be served and I'll have a bit of vindication by the end of this'
Conlan’s loss was among 11 fights suspected of being fixed at 2016 Olympics, a report published today found.
# Corruption
Conlan loss among 11 fights suspected of being fixed at 2016 Olympics, report finds
‘A system for the manipulation of bouts by officials existed at Rio,’ reads the report, which was investigated by Richard McLaren and his team.
# essential viewing
The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.
# Adaptation
The melancholy of the former distance runner
In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.
# christmas cracker
Conlan finally set for Rio 2016 revenge chance with Nikitin showdown confirmed for NYC
It’s back on – the long-awaited reunion takes place on 14 December at Madison Square Garden.
# problems
21-year-old Australian Olympic champion undergoes third heart operation
Kyle Chalmers said he was hopeful the problem has now been fixed ‘once and for all’.
# Doping
Rio marathon silver medallist banned following EPO positive
Bahrain’s Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa has been provisionally suspended.
# sailing along nicely
Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta
The Carlow native narrowly missed out on a podium place after an impressive performance.
# On The Mend
Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.
# Green Machine
'I look back with great pride' - Long-standing Ireland hockey captain and Rio Olympian announces retirement
The defender won European bronze with Ireland in 2015 and represented his country at the Olympic Games.
# Concern
Irish Olympian Jonty Evans in intensive care following fall
The 46-year-old suffered the accident during the Tattersalls International Horse Trials
# Transfer of allegiance
'It was driven by money' - Irish Olympian Barr backs changes to clamp down on switching nationality
The 400m hurdler believes new measures on the way from the IAAF are ‘a step in the right direction’.
# aftermath
‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’
Claire Lambe on representing Ireland at the 2016 Olympics and transitioning to normal life thereafter.
# Punishment
Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation
The ban is backdated to when he failed the test, which means he will be eligible to box again after 10 July 2020.
# Retirement Age
'I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep... I mean, f**k, I was in a dark place'
The 30-year old, three-time Olympian announced his retirement on Tuesday.
# Marathon Man
'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'
Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.
# Rio 2016
Brazil's supreme court grants injunction to suspend Kevin Mallon's ticket touting court date
Mallon’s legal team told the court: “We are shouting but no one is listening.”
Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast announces her retirement at 19
Ellis O’Reilly hopes her achievements will inspire a new generation.
# secret stash
Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank
Carlos Nuzman is alleged to have paid off colleagues in return for them voting in favour of the Brazilian city being Olympic host.
# ticket problems
Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.
# moran inquiry
Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'
The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.
# Rio 2016
OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster
During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.
Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026
OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.
# indignation
Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete
The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.
# Madminton
Scott Evans is angry
The Irish badminton star wants his sport to appear on TV more than just every four years.
# Waving the white flag
'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career
The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.
# yes boys
Thomas Barr delivers big finish to take third place in his first Diamond League of the season
The Waterford native impressed in a quick race in Norway.
# Rio 2016
Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal
The Olympic swimmer said he hit his lowest point in the wake of the controversy.
# rusting
Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals
Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.
# Rio 2016
After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency
In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.
# green blood
'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'
Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.
# green blood
'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'
Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.
# Interview
‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’
Irish rower Claire Lambe chats to The42 about helping Cambridge win the Boat Race and getting used to life after Rio 2016.
# Drugs
2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test
Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.
# change is needed
'It's quite clear they didn't deliver': Treacy defends decision to slash boxing funding after Rio disaster
Former Olympian Darren O’Neill has welcomed the ‘hard-hitting’ report into the disaster in Rio.
# rio review
Boxing funding cut €200k as review finds Rio failures were down to 'fundamental weaknesses'
Sport Ireland’s 212-page ‘Rio Review’ was published today.
# Pull Like A dog
'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret'
The O’Donovan brothers talk the Rio and the past, how they feel about their media portrayal and what’s coming up next.
# Fitness
Balancing 5 disciplines and burning 4000 calories daily: A day in the life of Natalya Coyle
The modern pentathlete talks fitness, Rio 2016 and brings us through her rise to where she is today.
# Doping
Phelps: I've never been in clean international race
Speaking at a US congressional hearing, Phelps said home races were fine though.