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#Road to Rio

# road-to-rio - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'

After winning World and European gold in 2015, Michael Conlan tells The42 why he is now ready to achieve his boyhood dream in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Friday 5 August, 2016

10 sports Brazil is pinning its medal hopes on at the Rio Olympics

From judo to archery, we’ve got you covered.

Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends

Ellis O’Reilly talks to The42 about staying calm but exploding off the vault as she makes her Olympic debut on Sunday.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 4 August, 2016

'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment

After near misses in 2008 and 2012, the Irish hockey team are ready to make their mark in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan

The 38-year-old Corkman will become the first Irish athlete to compete in five consecutive Olympics’.

# road-to-rio - Monday 1 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds

Reynolds and her horse Vancouver K will be flying the flag for Ireland in dressage in Rio.

'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way' Road To Rio This post contains videos

'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way'

Ireland’s Dan Martin has his sights set on glory in the Olympic cycling road race this Saturday.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure

The Latvian-born rower will be representing Ireland at an Olympics for the second time.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicholas Quinn

The Mayo swimmer will be going to his first Olympic Games.

'People thought it was a joke’: Remembering when Dublin dreamed of hosting the 2016 Olympics

Once upon a time, Dublin officials set their sights on bringing the biggest show on earth to Ireland.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly

Leitrim runner set to make her Olympic debut at the age of 38.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion

It’s unclear whether or not the appeal will be successful.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr

The national record holder will be hoping that his injury problems won’t cost him in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley

Australian-born cyclist set to make history despite nightmare run of injuries.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Irvine

The 20-year-old Belfast native will be one of the youngest Irish competitors at the Games.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce

The Donegal native will participate in the 50k race walk in Rio.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly

O’Reilly will be the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games.

# road-to-rio - Friday 22 July, 2016

Two of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls had their final prep runs before Rio tonight

Ciara Mageean ran an 800m PB while Mark English recorded his best time of the season.

Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio

Fastest man on the planet shakes off injury concerns on his comeback.

Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Sergiu Ciobanu is now focusing on winning a place for Tokyo 2020.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English

The man from Donegal will be flying the flag for Ireland in the men’s 800m in Rio next month.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: The 3-day eventing team

Clare Abbott, Jonty Evans, Mark Kyle and Padraig McCarthy make up the quartet.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch

The Carlow Laser sailor will be the youngest Irish helmsman ever to compete at the Olympics.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe

We continue our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the lightweight women’s sculls pair.

Scotland international and Welsh centre's brother make Team GB squad for Rio sevens

England winger Anthony Watson’s older brother Marcus also made the grade.

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.

# road-to-rio - Monday 18 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard

The Kilkenny native is next up in our series looking at the Irish team heading to Rio.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle

This Canada-based Limerick woman knows her way around a medal presentation.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Scott Evans

We kick off our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the country’s top badminton player.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'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.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates Green Machine This post contains videos

The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates

Ireland open their historic campaign against India on 6 September.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Golf chief criticises the sport's big names for 'overreacting' to Zika virus threat

Peter Dawson says the mass exodus ‘hasn’t shed golf in the best light.’

# road-to-rio - 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.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 10 July, 2016

10 months after kidney transplant, Aries Merritt misses Rio place by an agonising 0.01 seconds

“Nothing can be worse than being told you’ll never run again, even if you come up short.”

# road-to-rio - Thursday 7 July, 2016

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Gregan scrapes through European Championships heat on disappointing day for Gillick

Elsewhere, Sinead Denny secured qualification from the women’s 400m heats in Amsterdam.

# road-to-rio - Monday 4 July, 2016

Justin Gatlin is getting quicker and quicker as the Olympics get closer and closer Rio 2016 This post contains videos

Justin Gatlin is getting quicker and quicker as the Olympics get closer and closer

Controversial American sprinter sends a message to Bolt as he books his Olympic place.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

'People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea!' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary

Irish Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane takes us off to Fuerteventura for some warm weather training and back again.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ireland women's sevens side set up showdown with Tunisia

The hosts saw off China earlier.

Ireland book Olympic 7s qualifier quarter-final spot with win over Portugal

Amee Leigh Murphy-Crowe scored two tries for Ireland.

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