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Kate Richardson-Walsh named flag bearer for Britain

Kate Richardson-Walsh, centre, celebrates winning gold Credit: Reuters

Kate Richardson-Walsh has been named Great Britain's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.

The Hockey gold medallist made history along with her wife Helen, becoming the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic gold in the same final, during a historic battle with the Netherlands.

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Rio police seize passports of three Irish Olympic officials

Three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) have had their passports seized by police in Rio as part of an investigation into illegal ticket touting.

Police have accused OCI members of being involved in a ticket touting scam Credit: Reuters

The Irish Times reports that officers raided the officials' hotel rooms and took mobile phones, computers and tickets in the early hours of the morning.

The men, named by police sources as Kevin Kilty, Dermot Henihan and Stephen Martin, will have to remain in Rio until Tuesday for questioning.

It comes after the arrest and detention of Patrick Hickey - head of the European Olympic Committee and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member - along with Kevin Mallon of hospitality firm THG Sports, which has also been implicated in the case.

Police are investigating an alleged scheme to pass OCI tickets to THG via the OCI's official ticket vendor Pro10, in a bid to get around Rio organisers' decision to reject THG's application to be the official vendor.

Mr Hickey, Pro10 and THG have all denied any wrongdoing.

'No words to describe it', says Mo Farah on Olympic golds

Mo Farah talked medals, children, and the joy of the Olympics during an interview on Sunday, after successfully winning the 'double double'.

"I never dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion four times," he said. "It's been a long journey, but... there's no really words to describe."

He spoke of how difficult it is to be away from his children for so long - he has relocated to Portland in Oregon so that he can train with Alberto Salazar, long-distance running guru.

"Each one of my kids has one of these medals, so that's what drives me," he said. "If I stop today, at least they got something for the time I missed spending time with my kids."

'I'm really happy': Adams' joy as hard work pays off

Nicola Adams has said she feels "fulfilled and really happy" after retaining her women's flyweight boxing title at the Olympic Games.

She told ITV News, she woke up and looked at her medal this morning and thought 'yes, I've done it, double Olympic champion'.

Recalling the moment she won, Adams said: "I was so happy...the last four years of hard work, training, has all been for that moment."

She also described the moment she broke into tears as she stepped on the winner's podium to receive her gold medal.

"I don't normally cry, but I guess it must have just been the relief, and just thinking about all the hard work over the last four years."

Summing up Team GB's immense success at the Games, Adams said: "We did good in 2012, and we've improved in 2016. "

"There was a lot of people that doubted we would be able to achieve that but we've done it and shown we have some of the best athletes in the world," she added.

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Team GB one medal away from London 2012 tally after taekwondo bronze

Bianca Walkden won 7-1 in her bronze medal match Credit: Reuters

Team GB are just one medal away from matching London 2012's tally of 65 after success in the women's taekwondo.

Bianca Walkden took bronze in the +67kg category after beating Morocco's Wiam Dislam 7-1 in Rio on Saturday.

The medal tally of Team GB now stands at 64 after 15 days of the Olympics - with 26 gold, 22 silver and 16 bronze.

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