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      Pat Hickey released from Brazil prison

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    1. August 22, 2016

      Ireland launches inquiries to probe Olympic ticket scandal

      A scandal involving alleged Irish ticket-touting at the Olympic Games that has embarrassed the country and left its...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      August 22, 2016

      Rio Olympics closing ceremony

      Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ...

    3. August 22, 2016

      Rio 2016: Drugs testers keep toiling as sun sets on Olympics

      With their attention focused on the last weekend of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the world’s best athletes may have...

    4. August 22, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil bows out with lavish closing ceremony

      Rio de Janeiro wrapped up the 2016 Olympics on Sunday evening with a lavish show of Brazilian culture as the country...

    5. August 22, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Britain emerges as sporting superpower

      The new sporting superpower It’s official: Great Britain has achieved its best performance at the Olympics in more than...

    6. August 21, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil police hold passports of 3 Irish officials

      Police in Rio de Janeiro have confiscated the passports of three Irish Olympic officials and searched their hotel rooms...

    7. August 21, 2016

      Team GB triumphs over China in Rio

      Great Britain has become a “sporting superpower” after the team was guaranteed to end the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in...

    8. August 21, 2016

      Brazil’s favela kids eye Olympic glory

      Only a block away from the highway to Rio de Janeiro’s international airport, busy with foreign tourists, athletes and...

    9. August 19, 2016

      Rio shows the endurance of the Olympic spirit

      Everybody loves a winner. Across the world, countries are greeting their Olympic gold medallists with joy and acclaim....

    10. The World

      August 19, 2016

      LatAm Viva: Tudo Certo

      Sign up to LatAm Viva by email every Friday. Brazilians like to shrug off the country’s woes by saying that as long as...

    11. August 19, 2016

      Lochte: 'I want to apologise for my behavior'

      Ryan Lochte, the embattled US Olympic swimmer who has been accused of lying to police about an armed robbery in Brazil,...

    12. August 19, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt seals sprint ‘triple double’

      Doubling up It was another gold for Usain Bolt, blasting his opposition off the track in the men’s 200 metre final to...

    13. August 19, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Semenya boxed in by gender debate

      On Saturday night Caster Semenya will race in the final of the women’s 800 metres at the Olympic stadium in Rio de...

    14. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Usain Bolt completes 'triple-double' with gold in 200m

      Usain Bolt further cemented his place in the sporting history books by winning his third consecutive Olympic gold medal...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      August 18, 2016

      Alistair Brownlee wins another medal for Team GB

      Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain wins the Triathlon at the 2016 Olympics at Fort Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      August 18, 2016

      Semifinal smiles

      Men’s 200m Semifinals Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Andre De Grasse of Canada smile as they compete. Olympic Stadium, Rio...

    17. August 18, 2016

      Brazil looks to build on goals beyond football success

      Within 15 seconds of the semi-final of the men’s football tournament at the Olympics kicking off, Neymar was bearing...

    18. August 17, 2016

      Europe’s top Olympic official arrested in Rio in alleged ticket scam

      The head of Ireland’s Olympic committee has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with an alleged...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      August 17, 2016

      Triple jump

      An unidentified athlete makes an attempt in the men’s triple jump qualification during the athletics competitions in...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      August 17, 2016

      Kenny celebrates gold

      Jason Kenny of Britain celebrates after winning gold in the men’s cycling sprint final at the Rio Olympic Velodrome...

    21. August 16, 2016

      Olympic cycling moves up a gear in quest for speed

      When Joanna Rowsell-Shand arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympics the British cyclist was shocked by how...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      August 15, 2016

      Upside down

      China’s Dong Dong performs during the men’s trampoline qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,...

    23. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Usain Bolt takes Olympic gold in men's 100m final

      Usain Bolt has achieved an unprecedented three-peat, winning his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100m...

    24. August 12, 2016

      Ivo Pitanguy, cosmetic surgeon, 1923-2016

      From his wheelchair, Ivo Pitanguy paraded the Olympic torch through Rio de Janeiro in the relay that preceded the Games...

    25. August 12, 2016

      How Rio got super-smart

      Last week, as Olympic fever gripped Brazil, I travelled to Rio de Janeiro to watch the opening ceremony. I found it an...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      August 11, 2016

      Getting in lane

      Cyclist Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland rides during the women’s individual time trial event at the 2016 Summer Olympics...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      August 10, 2016

      Inside out in Rio de Janeiro

      People walk in front of portraits produced by artist JR for his inside out project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The...

    28. August 10, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Golf struggles to find Olympic spirit

      Organisers of the Olympic Games golf tournament have spent weeks fretting about how to prevent local wildlife stopping...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      August 9, 2016

      Watching the games

      People watch an elimination round of the men’s individual archery competition at the Sambadrome venue, located in a...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      August 9, 2016

      Tavo scores a try

      Fiji’s Rebecca Tavo, left, scores a try as USA’s Kelly Griffin, defends during the women’s rugby sevens match at the...

    31. August 8, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: is Michael Phelps the most successful Olympian?

      The Olympics are well underway, and one of the most prominent narratives around the Rio Games is that of whether the...

    32. August 8, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Fencer becomes first US competitor to wear hijab

      Ibtihaj Muhammad was drawn to fencing because of the uniform. As a Muslim woman, the sport gives her the ability to...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      August 8, 2016

      Reach volleyball

      Bartosz Losiak (POL) of Poland competes in the men’s preliminary beach volleyball competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      August 8, 2016

      Striking a pose

      United States’ Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualification at the 2016...

    35. August 8, 2016

      Russia banned from Rio Paralympic Games

      Russia has been banned from participating in next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for state-controlled...

    36. August 7, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Games hit by new Kenyan doping corruption allegations

      Kenyan authorities have launched an investigation into allegations that one of its most senior athletics officials...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      August 5, 2016

      Final preparations

      Technician Steven Heinz adjusts a remote camera at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,...

    38. August 5, 2016

      Rio’s beaches: Sun, sand and silence

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