# 2016 Olympic Games

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'He was going to be killed to cover-up his information': the terrifying truth behind sports doping
New Netflix documentary Icarus charts Bryan Fogel’s incredible relationship with Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov.
2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test
Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.
Gary O'Donovan to carry the Irish flag at Rio closing ceremony
It’s yet another honour for the Skibbereen Rowing Club member.
More than just Xs and Ys - The nuance is often lost in the Caster Semenya debate
Ross Tucker and David Epstein speak to The42 ahead of the South African’s 800m title tilt.
Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold
Elsewhere, Sun Yang came under attack after winning the men’s 200m freestyle.
Olympic breakfast: Swimmers, sailors and boxers among the Irish in action today
All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio today.
Hotline Rings: The42's Olympics podcast - episode one
We look back at Ireland’s weekend at the Olympic Games.
Olympic breakfast: Sailors, rowers and boxers among the Irish in action today
All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio today.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Chloe Magee
The queen of Irish badminton is heading to her third Games.
Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?
Billions of people are set to tune in at some stage over the next 16 days.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Katie Taylor
Ireland’s only defending gold medallist will look to repeat her success in Rio.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicholas Quinn
The Mayo swimmer will be going to his first Olympic Games.
Athletes, not infrastructure, make the Olympics great and Rio will be no different
Tommy Martin on how horror stories around the Olympic Games distract from why we really watch them.
Dublin teenager fulfils dream of carrying the Olympic Torch in Brazil
13-year-old Mark O’Brien from Blackrock ran with the flame last night.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fionnuala McCormack
This will be a third Olympics for the Wicklow woman.
Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion
It’s unclear whether or not the appeal will be successful.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Irvine
The 20-year-old Belfast native will be one of the youngest Irish competitors at the Games.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly
O’Reilly will be the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael O'Reilly
The Portlaoise native is part of a strong Irish boxing team.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kevin Seaward
The Belfast native is one of three Irishmen competing in the marathon.
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.
'Realistically we can come home with 8 medals': Paddy Barnes has huge confidence in Irish boxing team
Barnes heads to his third Olympics insisting that anything less than gold would be “a massive failure.”
'I'd blame his PR team for talking shite': Paddy Barnes on McIlroy's Olympics no-show
Paddy Barnes isn’t happy with Rory McIlroy’s recent comments.
Sonia O'Sullivan on the Zika virus, intersex athletes and running 'like a girl'
The former Olympic silver medallist spoke to The42 as she launched a campaign aimed at getting women to stick with sport.
'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions
The 24-year-old also spoke about the impact of the Zika virus on her plans for Rio.
Athletics Ireland 'competely reject' claims athlete's Moldovan background cost him Olympic spot
Marathon runner Sergiu Ciobanu was not selected for the three-man team despite posting the third fastest time.
'I feel like if I was born in Ireland I would have been selected for Rio'
Sergiu Ciobanu was not picked for the Irish men’s marathon team for the Olympics despite running the third fastest time.
Ellis O'Reilly becomes the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games
O’Reilly joins gymnast Kieran Behan on the plane to Rio.
'I'd be positive we'll come home with a couple of medals in our back pocket'
Bernard Dunne is predicting a big summer for Team Ireland.
'Maybe I could take over Russian race-walking after the Olympics, show them how to win clean'
Rob Heffernan could win medals at two different Olympic Games this year.
'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true'
Rob Heffernan opens up on the long slog that goes with being an Olympian.
'Billy leaving was a disaster... if Zaur left too it would be a catastrophe'
A new book looks at the success of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit.
Be still our beating hearts... Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics
Switzerland are surely favourites for the gold medal now?
'When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight' - Rob Heffernan meets The42
One of Ireland’s top medal hopefuls talks us through his Rio 2016 preparation.
Ian O'Sullivan continues to be Ireland's shooting star
Could the Olympics be a possibility for Rathkeale’s finest?
Kerry and Clare GAA players in Ireland Women's Sevens squad as they start Olympic bid
Louise Galvin is part of a 12-strong squad has been named for this weekend’s tournament in Amsterdam.
Olympic medallists Paddy Barnes & Michael Conlan qualify for Rio 2016
The Belfast pair will look to claim more medals in Brazil after their star-showing at London 2012.
Thousands of dead fish have shown up at one of the Rio Olympic venues
Guanabara Bay, which will host the rowing and sailing events at next year’s Games, has been plagued by tons of small silver fish.
Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight at the 2016 Olympics in Rio
Ukranian needed less than five rounds to defend his titles on Sunday, so he’s looking around for a new challenge.
'It's not good enough' - Paddy Barnes criticises the efforts of the IABA
The Belfast boxer is disillusioned with the promotion of boxing in this country.