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#2016 Olympics

# 2016-olympics - 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.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

McIlroy: I'll probably watch the Olympics, but I’m not sure golf is one of the sports I’ll watch

The Northern Irishman hammered home his point that the Olympics doesn’t have the same meaning to golfers as other athletes.

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.’

Barr wishes he was 'in same shape' as last year with injury making it a race against time for Rio

The hard work begins now for the 400m hurdler.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 11 July, 2016

None of the world's top 4 golfers will be in Rio as Spieth the next big name to pull out

Matt Kuchar is next in line for the Americans.

# 2016-olympics - 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.”

# 2016-olympics - 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.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Anyone fancy a game? Shane Lowry becomes third Irish golfer to pull out of Rio Olympics

Lowry joins McIlroy and McDowell in making himself unavailable.

Another one bites the dust! World number one Jason Day pulls out of Olympics

Two of the top four players in the world won’t be in Rio this summer.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'I've learnt to deal with those situations. If something is said or written I don't get as upset by it'

After the heartbreak of London, Aileen Reid believes she’s better equipped to deal with the pressure of an Olympic Games in Rio.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 20 June, 2016

Olympic heartbreak for Darren O'Neill as he crashes out in Baku qualifier

Better news for Michael O’Reilly who moved to within two wins of qualification.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

'A very difficult decision': Ireland's top showjumper Bertram Allen not picked for Olympics

Team manager Robert Splaine chooses in-form Greg Broderick for Rio place.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

'No-one will ever come close to him': How Ali's philosophy still guides Katie Taylor

Taylor’s confidence unshaken as she sets her sights on a second Olympic gold medal.

Team Ireland's New Balance kit for Rio 2016 has been unveiled

Another box ticked on the road to Rio.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Ciobanu's Olympic appeal falls on deaf ears as Athletics Ireland stick by controversial decision

An Independent Appeals Committee finds there was no ‘error of fact or a procedural deficit’ in selection process.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 27 May, 2016

Manny Pacquiao says he won't fight at the Olympics this summer

Controversial vote next week could open the door to professional boxers in Rio.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Rio, here I come! Katie Taylor has qualified for the Olympic Games

“Dream come true” as Taylor beats Victoria Torres by unanimous decision.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Katie Taylor 2 wins away from Rio after convincing start to World Championships

The Bray boxer must reach the semi-finals in Astana.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

'None of us are enemies - we'll shake hands regardless of who is on that plane to Rio'

The waiting game is nearly over for Ireland’s marathon runners with their Olympic fate set to be delivered in the coming weeks.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

'Things are getting uglier' - Brazil legend Rivaldo urges fans to stay away from Olympics

The former footballer has posted a warning on his Instagram account.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 28 April, 2016

'Irish boxing is where it is now because of Zaur Antia, and that's a fact'

Barnes will carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony on 5 August.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 23 April, 2016

'Two of my colleagues were robbed on a beach so as long as it's a safe Olympics I'll be happy'

BBC pundit Colin Jackson remains wary of the security threat hanging over this summer’s Olympic Games.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Adam Scott is not playing at the Olympics because he's too busy

Former world number one to swerve Rio Games due to personal and professional commitments.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 18 April, 2016

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.

# 2016-olympics - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Ireland have another Rio representative as Kieran Behan books Olympic place

The gymnast’s place at this summer’s Games was confirmed this morning.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Shock as Ireland's Michael O'Reilly crashes out in Olympic boxing qualifier

David Oliver Joyce into the lightwieght quarter-finals in Turkey as O’Reilly suffers defeat.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 11 April, 2016

Katie Taylor wins on a good day for Ireland at the Olympic boxing qualifiers

Four Irish fighters took a step closer to Rio today.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Darren O'Neill has three routes to the Rio Olympics - but he's hoping for Turkish delight

“You have to think through every possibility.”

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Wladimir Klitschko wants to box at Rio Olympics if radical rule change passes

Former heavyweight champ says title rematch with Tyson Fury must be number one priority.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 21 March, 2016

'It's very tough knowing you're standing on the track with potential drug cheats'

It’s been a contrasting few years for hurdling siblings Thomas and Jessie Barr.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 12 March, 2016

On a mission - the man tasked with giving Ireland the best chance of success in Rio

Meet Kevin Kilty, Team Ireland’s chef de mission for this summer’s Olympics.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

'The Fastest Man in Rugby' wants to run the Olympic 100m in Rio Road To Rio This post contains videos

'The Fastest Man in Rugby' wants to run the Olympic 100m in Rio

Carlin Isles returns to the track this weekend with Olympic qualification on his mind.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

One of Katie Taylor's biggest rivals is coming to fight her in Tralee next month Road To Rio This post contains videos

One of Katie Taylor's biggest rivals is coming to fight her in Tralee next month

Queen Underwood confirmed as part of Taylor’s preparations for Olympic qualifiers.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 25 January, 2016

Usain Bolt hints that he might not retire next year after all

Sprint king wants to run a sub-19 second time for the 200m.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

The Rio Olympics are a mess 7 months before the opening ceremony

Race against time as Brazil deals with problems and protests.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins returns to Australian 7s team ahead of Rio Olympics

Cummins was part of the Sevens team which won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 8 January, 2016

IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor

Zaur Antia expected to lead Irish boxing’s medal charge at Rio 2016.

'It starts to remove the excuses': Why Ireland's new elite training centre matters

€4 million base on the National Sports Campus is due to be fully operational by next month.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 7 January, 2016

We took a tour of the new €4 million training centre for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls

More than 180 athletes will train at the high performance centre on the National Sports Campus.

# 2016-olympics - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'You only get one shot at this' - Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time

Canadian-based swimmer Fiona Doyle was the first Irish athlete to qualify for Rio 2016.