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# olympics - Yesterday’s News

Rory McIlroy skips Wentworth for Rio, but unsure of Olympic future

Rory McIlroy will prioritise the Olympic games over the BMW PGA Championship, skipping the money-spinning event at Wentworth.

Cooper dropped from contention for Australia's Olympics sevens squad

The Toulon playmaker struggled in his two tournaments in the seven-man code.

'I just don't get to see my family enough' - Scott insists he's not abandoning his country

The Aussie has decided not to play at the Olympics.


# olympics - Sunday 1 May, 2016

One of Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes taking great expectations in his stride

With Rio 2016 just a few months away, The42 chats to one of the individuals with the weight of a nation on his shoulders.

# olympics - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio Rio

'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio

The double Olympic medalist will lead Team Ireland into the Maracana.

# olympics - Sunday 24 April, 2016

The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics

Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.

# olympics - Friday 22 April, 2016

From 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.

# olympics - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'Well done Adam, great to put your country on hold so you can fulfil your own schedule'

Australian golfer Adam Scott’s decision to skip the Olympics has not gone down well with some of his compatriots.

# olympics - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

'Equestrian has given me everything... It's given me a lot of what the disability takes away'

With the onset of Rio getting closer, we chat to some of the athletes likely to be involved.

# olympics - Friday 15 April, 2016

'It wasn't my day,' admits disappointed Katie Taylor

The Bray native was stunned after suffering her first defeat since 2011 earlier this afternoon.

David Oliver Joyce and Brendan Irvine now face box-offs to book Olympic qualification

The pair lost their respective semi-finals.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

The Olympic gold medallists in golf will earn an exemption into all the Majors in 2017

Golf is set to return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

# olympics - Saturday 2 April, 2016

From Inside the elite running camp where world champions train Kenya

Inside the elite running camp where world champions train

Stars sleep, eat and run together at a strict Kenyan camp where the day begins at 5am.

# olympics - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle

The athlete had been travelling to a competition as part of his preparations for Rio.

Leading Irish Olympic hopeful aims to emulate Sonia O’Sullivan in more ways than one

Rose-Anne Galligan chats to The42 about her dreams of competing in Rio this summer.

# olympics - Friday 25 March, 2016

Brazil to launch anti-Zika app for this year’s Olympics in Rio

The country has registered 1.5 million cases of the virus since detecting the outbreak last year.

# olympics - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Ireland’s Olympic representation grows as Tidey and Brewster secure Rio berths

Ireland has now qualified in four sailing events for this summer’s Olympics in Brazil.

# olympics - Saturday 19 March, 2016

From ‘Sometimes we couldn’t train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool’ Refugee Olympic Athletes

‘Sometimes we couldn’t train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool’

Yusra Mardini is one of 43 refugee athletes hoping for her dreams to come true in Rio this summer.

# olympics - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Neymar desperate to play in home Olympics despite hectic schedule

As well as his commitments with Barcelona the Brazil captain has the Copa America on the horizon.

Kieran Behan targeting unfinished business in Rio

And he may be joined by 18-year-old Ellis O’Reilly.

# olympics - Sunday 13 March, 2016

‘I was worried about Irish people not accepting me’

Diver Oliver Dingley on switching his allegiance from Britain to Ireland and qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.

# olympics - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Bertram Allen secures Ireland’s Olympic spot in show jumping

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) confirmed the news today.

# olympics - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Up to 10 athletes to represent Team Refugee at Rio Olympics

‘We want to send a message of hope,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.

# olympics - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

World Rugby chief tells Dublin meeting he’ll stand down to focus on Olympic goal

Bernard Lapasset wants to spearhead a Paris bid for the 2024 Games.

# olympics - Friday 26 February, 2016

McGuigan slams ‘bizarre’ AIBA bid for pros at Olympics

The former world champion couldn’t believe his ears when he heard Dr Wu Ching-kuo’s announcement.

# olympics - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification Buzzing This post contains videos

No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification

His Olympic spot is in the bag and that’s all that matters for the 23-year-old right now.

# olympics - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy on great expectations, Rio’s unclean water and coping with light winds

The Irish sailor chats to The42 about her big year ahead.

# olympics - Thursday 28 January, 2016

From ‘Brain-shrinking’ virus: Minister warns pregnant women to be cautious when travelling Zika

‘Brain-shrinking’ virus: Minister warns pregnant women to be cautious when travelling

Pregnant women have been told to avoid the affected countries if possible.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

The hectic schedule of Olympic rower, mother of two and student Sanita Puspure

We catch up with Ireland’s Olympic rower.

# olympics - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s

Toulon have granted the 27-year-old permission to pursue his Olympic ambition.

# olympics - Monday 18 January, 2016

US basketball team name 30-man list for Rio Olympics roster and it’s ridiculously talented

LeBron James and Steph Curry are among the finalists but there’s no Kobe Byrant.

# olympics - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics

The American athlete could become the oldest swimmer to ever win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics.

Thousands of dead fish found near Rio’s Olympic waters

Water pollution concerns are not easing with the Games just seven months away.

# olympics - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Rome could be the next Olympic bid derailed due to public opposition

Radicali Italiani today called for a referendum before the Eternal City continues its bid for the 2024 Games.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Ireland’s 2013 world cycling champion retires after failing to reach Olympics in Rio

The county Down man has called it a day.

# olympics - Thursday 31 December, 2015

# olympics - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

‘I was wide awake!’ Ireland’s David Harte on NOT watching New Zealand-Australia at 4am

The hockey star played an integral role in his side’s historic qualification for the 2016 Olympics.

‘People wake up to the Olympics every 4 years and just focus in on the shiny medals’

David Gillick chats to The42 about Ireland’s hopes for Rio 2016.

# olympics - Sunday 27 December, 2015

‘I supported the guys I rode against but knew something wasn’t right with Lance’

Former Olympic cyclist Robert Power on the crash which all but ended his career, doping in the sport and why he couldn’t encourage any kid to go into professional cycling.

‘You only get one shot at this’ – Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time

Canadian-based swimmer Fiona Doyle was the first Irish athlete to qualify for Rio 2016.

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