Hopes of reclaiming Ireland’s prominence in the boxing ring at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are being undermined by a high performance system roundly criticised by the ‘Rio Review’, according to heavyweight Darren O’Neill.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
More confusing than boxing judges decisions, more complex than the rules of synchronised swimming, and more bizarre than BMXers competing at the Olympics, one could be forgiven for struggling to follow Ireland’s Rio Games ticket touting scandal.
Sat, 17 Sep, 2016
A fortnight on from the first ripples of the multimillion-euro Irish Olympics ticket touting claims, two Irishmen are in a Brazilian jail, international arrest warrants are out for a billionaire football club owner, and a Government inquiry has been launched,
Sat, 20 Aug, 2016
International arrest warrants have been issued for a string of executives of the sports hospitality firm embroiled in the Irish Olympic ticket touting scandal after Brazilian police dramatically claimed the crisis stretches back a decade.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, police helicopters are grounded, patrol cars are parked, and Rio de Janeiro’s security forces are so pressed for funds that some have to beg for donations of pens, cleaning supplies, and even toilet paper, fuelling worries about safety at the world’s premier sporting event.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2016
When Roy Hodgson was asked recently to contrast the centre-halves England have brought to France (John Stones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling) with the choice Sven-Goran Eriksson had at World Cup in 2006 (Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher and John Terry), he couldn’t quite bring himself to dispute the gulf in quality.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016