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#Rio de Janeiro

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor

The title unification bout will take place at UFC 212 on 3 June in Rio de Janeiro.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 23 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas Brazil

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas

He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland Rio Tickets

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland Way Back Home

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland Home From Rio

Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland

Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 9 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland Rio De Janeiro

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 27 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding Brazil

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 20 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum Brazil This post contains videos

Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum

The incident followed a day of intense clashes between police and gang members in the notorious favela.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 18 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited On A Jet Plane

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited

It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 28 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report Olympics

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 21 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey Minsk

European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey

The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 15 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports Rio Scandal

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports

OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 9 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal Rio Tickets

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 29 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health Rio De Janeiro

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 25 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station Brazil

OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station

Police said they now have a huge amount of information after taking testimony from the two OCI executives.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 22 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia' Ticket Touting

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'

Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 15 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win Skibbereen

'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win

The brothers said they haven’t had a chance to let their silver medal win sink in.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'

The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists Distraction

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists

Athletes, coaches, journalists, photographers and a government minister have all fallen victim to thefts.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 5 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead Brazil

Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead

Brazilian police and media have identified the vice consul at the Russian embassy in Rio as being involved in the incident.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test

Michael O’Reilly’s road to Rio was never straightforward but Team Ireland didn’t expect to be here.

From TheJournal.ie Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio Carrying A Torch

Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio

One of the torch-bearers dropped his pants to moon the crowd in protest at Brazil’s political situation.

From TheJournal.ie Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio? Explainer

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.' Keep Paddling This post contains videos

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'

Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.

From TheJournal.ie Olympics opening ceremony axes bizarre scene involving staged mugging of supermodel Gisele Bundchen

Olympics opening ceremony axes bizarre scene involving staged mugging of supermodel

The scene has caused much controversy in crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 1 August, 2016

'We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' - Ireland's sailors on the polluted Rio waters

Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton are sailing into Rio with high ambitions, and ready for the challenge water pollution poses.

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

John Twomey: Ireland's flag bearer will be competing at his 11th (!) Paralympic Games

“It’s a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 3 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products Rio

Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products

Police say they seized marjijuana labelled with the logo of the Rio 2016 organising committee.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rory isn't willing to take the risk, but just how big a problem is the Zika virus? Birth Defects

Rory isn't willing to take the risk, but just how big a problem is the Zika virus?

Couples hoping to have a baby are being told to hold off for two-to-six months after travelling to infected areas.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 12 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Brazil Olympics to go ahead despite warnings it will mean avoidable births of malformed babies Rio De Janeiro

Brazil Olympics to go ahead despite warnings it will mean avoidable births of malformed babies

A health expert has called for the event to be moved or postponed because of the virus.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 22 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Blow for Olympic host city as two die when bike path collapses into sea Rio De Janeiro

Blow for Olympic host city as two die when bike path collapses into sea

Two people were killed after a wave crashed into an elevated cycle lane built ahead of the Rio Games.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 28 August, 2015

Usain Bolt mulls Rio retirement segue

The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 30 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Rio’s waters are so full of human poo that 2016 Olympians risk becoming violently ill Ri-oh No

Rio’s waters are so full of human poo that 2016 Olympians risk becoming violently ill

“What you have there is basically raw sewage.”

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Four police killed as Rio struggles to curb violence before Olympics Brazil

Four police killed as Rio struggles to curb violence before Olympics

The host city for the 2016 games is trying to wrestle back control of the streets from violent drug gangs.

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Woman breaks up with fiancé after secretly filming him abusing her dogs Brazil

Woman breaks up with fiancé after secretly filming him abusing her dogs

Nina Mandin became suspicious of her fiancé after she noticed her dogs were withdrawn.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How would you like to spend New Year’s on a tropical beach with the Pope? Pope Francis

How would you like to spend New Year’s on a tropical beach with the Pope?

That’s what is happening tonight to the 2 million people preparing to party on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 23 October, 2014

‘He’s a piece of s***’ – Aldo and Mendes put through final preparations

Both fighters are in bullish form ahead of their headline bout at UFC 179 this weekend.

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Robbers target archbishop by accident… then abandon stolen crucifix Made Him Cross

Robbers target archbishop by accident… then abandon stolen crucifix

The items they stole were made of metal, and not gold.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 11 July, 2014

Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio

Mikey Stafford tours a north Rio favela with a Corkman trying to make a difference.

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Rodriguez ‘like Maradona’, says Uruguay coach

“For me, special talents are those who do things that are completely out of the ordinary,” he explained.

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