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# olympics - Today’s News

19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever' Talent This post contains videos

19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever'

The US swimmer is redefining the limits of athletic performance.

# olympics - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Bolt to quash Rio injury rumours with London comeback tomorrow

The six-time Olympic champion missed the Jamaican Olympic trials with a hamstring strain.

# olympics - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Leona Maguire

The Cavan native was ranked 1st in the world on the women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking up until recently.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy

The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.

# olympics - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Super Bowl winner gets call to play sevens for USA at Olympics

Nate Ebner will miss about two weeks of pre-season training due to his commitment to Rio.

# olympics - Monday 18 July, 2016

Defiant Putin questions legitimacy of damning McLaren report

The Russian president is questioning the integrity of Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblowe whose evidence was a key part of the Wada-requested study.

# olympics - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Quigley backing Irish boxers to have best Olympics yet

The Donegal pro opens up on missing Rio, life in LA and the experience of fighting on the Canelo-Khan undercard.

'For an hour a day I let myself think about that moment': Ireland's modern man dares to dream

Modern pentathlete Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe goes to Rio as current European champion and a man on a mission.

# olympics - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Habana left out of South Africa Olympic 7s squad, but sends classy note of thanks

“I’ll be your biggest supporter and cheering you on loudly from Toulon!”

# olympics - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

# olympics - Monday 11 July, 2016

Harrington, Power and Maguire to represent Ireland in Rio

Stephanie Meadow has also made the women’s reserve list for Brazil.

# olympics - 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.

# olympics - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie New video shows the reaction to girls playing sport Like A Girl

New video shows the reaction to girls playing sport

The video by Always is the second attempt to explain what the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ actually means.

# olympics - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Olympic dream dead as Ireland 7s forced to settle for bronze medal in Dublin

After defeat to Russia, Ireland women dusted themselves off to beat Kazakhstan in the third-place play-off.

# olympics - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'People said ‘are you mad?'' - Ex-hockey star O'Flynn eyes Olympic 7s

The Cork native is part of the Ireland squad striving to secure the last place in Rio.

# olympics - Friday 24 June, 2016

Just 42 days before the Olympics starts, WADA suspends Rio drug lab

There are yet more concerns about the integrity of the Rio Games with under six weeks to go.

'I could use the rest': LeBron James will sit out Rio Olympics

Two Olympic golds will have to content the King for now.

Ireland's Dean Gardiner is one win away from a place in the Olympics and a gold medal in Baku

The Clonmel native has reached the final of the Olympic qualifiers.

# olympics - Thursday 23 June, 2016

You're up next, Pádraig! McDowell says he's also unavailable for the Olympics

The 2010 US Open winner’s wife is pregnant with their second child.

'Family is my priority' - The world's number one golfer may also skip the Olympics

Jason Day says he’s still undecided.

# olympics - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'I have cried tears & spilled blood in trying to qualify for Rio' - reacting to Rory's decision

Darren O’Neill, Natalya Coyle and Paddy Barnes are amongst those who have spoken out.

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.

'I think it's disappointing as an Irishman' - Ireland team captain Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley gives his take on Rory McIlroy’s decision not to play in this summer’s Olympic Games.

From TheJournal.ie Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead Controversy

Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead

The feline – whose species is the symbol of the Amazon – was shot dead shortly after the ceremony.

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The OCI are 'extremely disappointed' to be without 'one of the big stars of Rio 2016'

Rory McIlroy has announced his decision to withdraw from the Olympic Games due to fears over the Zika virus.

# olympics - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio - but they'll face extra tests to prove they're clean

Athletes cleared by IAAF or CAS will be allowed to compete under the Russian flag.

# olympics - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Gardiner remains on course for Olympic qualification but Walsh bows out

The Irish pair were aiming to move a step closer to securing a place in Rio today.

# olympics - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Darren O'Neill braced for 'huge task' as he leads Irish quartet in last-chance Olympic qualifying event

Dean Walsh, Dean Gardiner and Michael O’Reilly are also in Baku hoping it leads to Rio.

# olympics - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Ireland's Natalya Coyle has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics

The 25-year-old previously competed in the London 2012 Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Spieth not deterred by Zika virus ahead of Rio

Jordan Spieth has no concerns about competing at the Olympics despite the threat of the Zika virus.

# olympics - Friday 10 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's health minister says "less than one tourist will be infected" with Zika virus Olympics

Brazil's health minister says "less than one tourist will be infected" with Zika virus

There is growing international worry over the virus due to the Olympic games being held in Brazil this summer.

# olympics - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Olympic long jump champion freezes sperm over Zika fears

Greg Rutherford’s girlfriend says she won’t be accompanying him to Brazil.

# olympics - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Team Ireland's New Balance kit for Rio 2016 has been unveiled

Another box ticked on the road to Rio.

# olympics - Monday 6 June, 2016

Steph Curry is skipping the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Warriors’ talisman is going to sit this one out..

# olympics - Thursday 2 June, 2016

'Even if I do contract Zika, it's not the end of the world': McIlroy ready for Rio

The four-time major winner is set to compete after researching the virus further.

From TheJournal.ie No tender issued yet to seek company to set up Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment Abortion

No tender issued yet to seek company to set up Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment

No move – despite the self-imposed August deadline of the government.

# olympics - Saturday 28 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The Olympics won't be moved - despite doctors' saying it could cause a Zika epidemic Virus

The Olympics won't be moved - despite doctors' saying it could cause a Zika epidemic

Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with the irreversible defect.

From TheJournal.ie Gunmen run wild in Rio tourist spots ahead of Olympics Growing Fears

Gunmen run wild in Rio tourist spots ahead of Olympics

There are growing fears for the safety of tourists in even the richest areas of the city.

# olympics - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests

It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.

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