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#2016 Olympics

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'The Pope would struggle to gather such a crowd if he came to Skibb'
# Heroes
# Heroes

'The Pope would struggle to gather such a crowd if he came to Skibb'

Jun 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 4,886 Views 4 Comments

The O’Donovan brothers’ Olympic homecoming is recalled in this extract from ‘Something in the Water’.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 18 August, 2017

One year on from the Rio Olympics, the venues look like they've been abandoned for decades
# Legacy
# Legacy

One year on from the Rio Olympics, the venues look like they've been abandoned for decades

Aug 18th 2017, 4:32 PM 13,954 Views 13 Comments

It makes for pretty sad viewing.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 14 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'
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Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'

Aug 14th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,839 Views 0 Comments

A report on the ticket scandal is due to be published today.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Farah spokesperson says suggestion of misconduct 'entirely false' after Fancy Bears hack
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

Farah spokesperson says suggestion of misconduct 'entirely false' after Fancy Bears hack

Jul 6th 2017, 12:10 PM 4,345 Views 7 Comments

One of the documents shared in the latest leak suggests the star’s biological passport was viewed by an expert as “suspicious”.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 5th 2017, 4:41 PM 14,405 Views 22 Comments

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

# 2016-olympics - Friday 30 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 30th 2016, 8:05 PM 14,549 Views 23 Comments

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

# 2016-olympics - Friday 23 December, 2016

7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:20 PM 8,738 Views 6 Comments

Allyson Felix tunes out distractions and other psychological strategies.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events
# Controversy
# Controversy

Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events

Sep 28th 2016, 3:05 PM 25,000 Views 22 Comments

Donnelly bet on himself to lose his last 16 bout but ended up winning.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 12 August, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Historic Olympic day for Ireland and all today's sport
# Friday
# Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Historic Olympic day for Ireland and all today's sport

Aug 12th 2016, 8:35 PM 21,935 Views 9 Comments

Judy Reynolds, Scott Evans and Seamus Power all impressed in Rio.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists
# Distraction
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# Distraction

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists

Aug 10th 2016, 6:03 AM 48,639 Views 31 Comments

Athletes, coaches, journalists, photographers and a government minister have all fallen victim to thefts.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 8 August, 2016

Irishman arrested in connection with touting at Olympics was selling tickets for €7,200 say police
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# Touting

Irishman arrested in connection with touting at Olympics was selling tickets for €7,200 say police

Aug 8th 2016, 9:43 PM 33,523 Views 0 Comments

Irish national Kevin James Mallon was described as a director at British firm THG.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan

Aug 3rd 2016, 2:30 PM 5,023 Views 2 Comments

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

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael Conlan
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael Conlan

Aug 3rd 2016, 6:30 AM 4,559 Views 2 Comments

The Belfast native travels to Rio high in confidence.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Aileen Reid
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Aileen Reid

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 9,351 Views 0 Comments

The Derry native is gearing up for her second appearance at the Games.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 1 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds

Aug 1st 2016, 10:00 PM 3,912 Views 4 Comments

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
# Road To Rio

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

Aug 1st 2016, 9:25 PM 31,606 Views 16 Comments

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

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock

Aug 1st 2016, 2:30 PM 3,580 Views 0 Comments

The Co. Down man will compete in one of the last events in the Games.

# 2016-olympics - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure

Jul 31st 2016, 6:45 AM 5,907 Views 3 Comments

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

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly

Jul 30th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,189 Views 1 Comment

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

# 2016-olympics - Friday 29 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shane Ryan
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shane Ryan

Jul 29th 2016, 1:19 PM 3,896 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old is one of three swimmers to represent Ireland in Rio.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Pádraig Harrington
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Pádraig Harrington

Jul 28th 2016, 2:30 PM 5,483 Views 9 Comments

Golf’s return to the Games has descended into somewhat of a farce but Harrington will realise a dream by representing Ireland at the Olympics.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)

Jul 28th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,668 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s only show-jumper at the Games is confident his mount can rise to the occasion.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy

Jul 27th 2016, 2:30 PM 4,373 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliner just missed out on a medal in London and is putting in the work to medal this time around.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr

Jul 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,340 Views 0 Comments

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

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley

Jul 26th 2016, 10:00 PM 9,595 Views 5 Comments

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

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Lizzie Lee
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Lizzie Lee

Jul 26th 2016, 12:57 PM 8,882 Views 4 Comments

Bishopstown’s Lizzie Lee is set to make her Olympic debut at the age of 36.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 25 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly

Jul 25th 2016, 2:30 PM 2,509 Views 0 Comments

The Ballymena brawler is confident of winning a medal after qualifying at the expense of Adam Nolan.

# 2016-olympics - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Tori Pena
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Tori Pena

Jul 24th 2016, 6:30 AM 6,733 Views 6 Comments

California’s Pena has already made Irish athletics history – now she’s hoping for more.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce

Jul 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM 5,188 Views 3 Comments

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

'It's my decision' - Irish swimmer Ryan defiant amid allegiance switch criticism
# Interview
# Interview

'It's my decision' - Irish swimmer Ryan defiant amid allegiance switch criticism

Jul 23rd 2016, 8:00 AM 51,624 Views 71 Comments

The 22-year-old previously represented the US in the sport.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 22 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 22nd 2016, 11:36 PM 4,305 Views 0 Comments

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

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe

Jul 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 4,199 Views 0 Comments

The Thomastown native will be taking part in the Modern Pentathlon.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English

Jul 22nd 2016, 6:30 AM 4,161 Views 0 Comments

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

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 21 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 21st 2016, 10:00 PM 4,677 Views 2 Comments

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

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics
# Doping
# Doping

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics

Jul 21st 2016, 10:30 AM 17,634 Views 68 Comments

Decision paves the way for a blanket ban on the entire Russian team.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Leona Maguire
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Leona Maguire

Jul 20th 2016, 11:30 PM 7,657 Views 3 Comments

The Cavan native was ranked 1st in the world on the women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking up until recently.

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics
# Kimpossible
# Kimpossible

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics

Jul 20th 2016, 4:58 PM 7,675 Views 6 Comments

The St Kitts and Nevis man has resolved a row with his national body stemming from missed training at London 2012.

IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide
# Exclusion
# Exclusion

IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide

Jul 20th 2016, 2:23 PM 8,627 Views 17 Comments

The Games’ governing body are cutting it tight for the world’s biggest country.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch

Jul 19th 2016, 10:00 PM 6,617 Views 0 Comments

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

# 2016-olympics - Monday 18 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard

Jul 18th 2016, 10:00 PM 12,473 Views 11 Comments

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

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