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#Rio 2016

# rio-2016 - Monday 4 June, 2018

Irish Olympian Jonty Evans in intensive care following fall

The 46-year-old suffered the accident during the Tattersalls International Horse Trials

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'It was driven by money' - Irish Olympian Barr backs changes to clamp down on switching nationality

The 400m hurdler believes new measures on the way from the IAAF are ‘a step in the right direction’.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 3 March, 2018

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’

Claire Lambe on representing Ireland at the 2016 Olympics and transitioning to normal life thereafter.

# rio-2016 - Monday 26 February, 2018

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation

The ban is backdated to when he failed the test, which means he will be eligible to box again after 10 July 2020.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep... I mean, f**k, I was in a dark place'

The 30-year old, three-time Olympian announced his retirement on Tuesday.

# rio-2016 - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'

Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's supreme court grants injunction to suspend Kevin Mallon's ticket touting court date Rio 2016

Brazil's supreme court grants injunction to suspend Kevin Mallon's ticket touting court date

Mallon’s legal team told the court: “We are shouting but no one is listening.”

# rio-2016 - Monday 9 October, 2017

Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast announces her retirement at 19

Ellis O’Reilly hopes her achievements will inspire a new generation.

# rio-2016 - Friday 6 October, 2017

Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank

Carlos Nuzman is alleged to have paid off colleagues in return for them voting in favour of the Brazilian city being Olympic host.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam' Moran Inquiry

Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'

The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.

From TheJournal.ie OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster Rio 2016

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster

During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.

# rio-2016 - Monday 14 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026 OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete Indignation This post contains videos

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

# rio-2016 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Scott Evans is angry

The Irish badminton star wants his sport to appear on TV more than just every four years.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career

The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.

# rio-2016 - Friday 16 June, 2017

Thomas Barr delivers big finish to take third place in his first Diamond League of the season

The Waterford native impressed in a quick race in Norway.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal

The Olympic swimmer said he hit his lowest point in the wake of the controversy.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals Rusting

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.

# rio-2016 - Friday 12 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency Rio 2016

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency

In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 15 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB' Green Blood

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

# rio-2016 - Sunday 9 April, 2017

‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’

Irish rower Claire Lambe chats to The42 about helping Cambridge win the Boat Race and getting used to life after Rio 2016.

# rio-2016 - Friday 7 April, 2017

2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test

Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'It's quite clear they didn't deliver': Treacy defends decision to slash boxing funding after Rio disaster

Former Olympian Darren O’Neill has welcomed the ‘hard-hitting’ report into the disaster in Rio.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Boxing funding cut €200k as review finds Rio failures were down to 'fundamental weaknesses'

Sport Ireland’s 212-page ‘Rio Review’ was published today.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret'

The O’Donovan brothers talk the Rio and the past, how they feel about their media portrayal and what’s coming up next.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Balancing 5 disciplines and burning 4000 calories daily: A day in the life of Natalya Coyle

The modern pentathlete talks fitness, Rio 2016 and brings us through her rise to where she is today.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Phelps: I've never been in clean international race

Speaking at a US congressional hearing, Phelps said home races were fine though.

# rio-2016 - Monday 27 February, 2017

One of Ireland's Olympic coaches is joining the German national team

Eddie Bolger has resigned from his role as High-Performance Coach with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.

# rio-2016 - Friday 17 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy Rio 2016

It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy

Ross admitted on his return that Pat Hickey ‘ate him for breakfast’

# rio-2016 - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI OCI

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI

The CEO of Swim Ireland will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who replaced Pat Hickey last summer.

# rio-2016 - Monday 6 February, 2017

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships

It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.

Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president

The 71-year-old formally left his role today.

# rio-2016 - Sunday 22 January, 2017

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating Nutrition This post contains videos

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating

The 22-year-old diver told us about his new book ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

# rio-2016 - Sunday 8 January, 2017

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

# rio-2016 - Monday 2 January, 2017

‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’ Legend This post contains videos

‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’

Duncan Hamilton speaks to The42 about his new book on the life of Eric Liddell.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes

The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.

# rio-2016 - Friday 30 December, 2016

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

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