# olympics - Tuesday 24 May, 2016
It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.
It will be the second time the Latvia-born athlete has represented Ireland at the Olympics.
# olympics - Sunday 22 May, 2016
The athlete was also a silver medallist at the Summer Universiades in 2015.
# olympics - Tuesday 17 May, 2016
Bob Arum isn’t in favour of new proposals for Olympic boxing.
There has been widespread anxiety globally surrounding the threat of Zika, which is rampant in Brazil.
# olympics - Saturday 14 May, 2016
A horrible injury prevented him from making the grade for London, but he carved his way up to 20th today with a powerful run.
# olympics - Thursday 12 May, 2016
A health expert has called for the event to be moved or postponed because of the virus.
# olympics - Friday 6 May, 2016
In doubly bad news for her rivals in an Olympics year, the South African admitted afterwards she had held back.
“That’s the frustrating part for me, not being able to get the passport and citizenship stuff sorted in time.”
# olympics - Thursday 5 May, 2016
Rory McIlroy will prioritise the Olympic games over the BMW PGA Championship, skipping the money-spinning event at Wentworth.
The Toulon playmaker struggled in his two tournaments in the seven-man code.
The Aussie has decided not to play at the Olympics.
# olympics - Sunday 1 May, 2016
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
The double Olympic medalist will lead Team Ireland into the Maracana.
# olympics - Sunday 24 April, 2016
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
Two people were killed after a wave crashed into an elevated cycle lane built ahead of the Rio Games.
# olympics - Thursday 21 April, 2016
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
With the onset of Rio getting closer, we chat to some of the athletes likely to be involved.
# olympics - Friday 15 April, 2016
The Bray native was stunned after suffering her first defeat since 2011 earlier this afternoon.
The pair lost their respective semi-finals.
# olympics - Tuesday 5 April, 2016
Golf is set to return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.
# olympics - Saturday 2 April, 2016
Stars sleep, eat and run together at a strict Kenyan camp where the day begins at 5am.
# olympics - Sunday 27 March, 2016
The athlete had been travelling to a competition as part of his preparations for Rio.
Rose-Anne Galligan chats to The42 about her dreams of competing in Rio this summer.
# olympics - Friday 25 March, 2016
The country has registered 1.5 million cases of the virus since detecting the outbreak last year.
# olympics - Thursday 24 March, 2016
Ireland has now qualified in four sailing events for this summer’s Olympics in Brazil.
# olympics - Saturday 19 March, 2016
Yusra Mardini is one of 43 refugee athletes hoping for her dreams to come true in Rio this summer.
# olympics - Tuesday 15 March, 2016
As well as his commitments with Barcelona the Brazil captain has the Copa America on the horizon.
And he may be joined by 18-year-old Ellis O’Reilly.
# olympics - Sunday 13 March, 2016
Diver Oliver Dingley on switching his allegiance from Britain to Ireland and qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.
# olympics - Wednesday 9 March, 2016
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) confirmed the news today.
# olympics - Thursday 3 March, 2016
‘We want to send a message of hope,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.
# olympics - Wednesday 2 March, 2016
Bernard Lapasset wants to spearhead a Paris bid for the 2024 Games.
# olympics - Friday 26 February, 2016
The former world champion couldn’t believe his ears when he heard Dr Wu Ching-kuo’s announcement.
# olympics - Tuesday 23 February, 2016
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
The Irish sailor chats to The42 about her big year ahead.
# olympics - Thursday 28 January, 2016
Pregnant women have been told to avoid the affected countries if possible.
# olympics - Tuesday 26 January, 2016
We catch up with Ireland’s Olympic rower.
# olympics - Thursday 21 January, 2016
Toulon have granted the 27-year-old permission to pursue his Olympic ambition.
# olympics - Monday 18 January, 2016
LeBron James and Steph Curry are among the finalists but there’s no Kobe Byrant.