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#2016 Olympics

# 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.

'I am 10 times fitter now than I was in London' - Natalya Coyle ready to raise the bar in Rio

Hectic year in store for Ireland’s top modern pentathlete.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 25 December, 2015

From nearly men to history makers: Rio only the start of Ireland's journey to the top

As the Irish hockey team prepare for their first ever Olympic Games, we chart their rise from the bottom up.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Dublin to host final qualifying event as Ireland look to book their place at Olympics

Another chance for the IRFU to showcase its ability to host an international tournament.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'Now was the time to do it': Triathlon star Reid making one big change ahead of the Olympics

Reid, 33, is going back to the way things used to be.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 28 August, 2015

Usain Bolt mulls Rio retirement segue

The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 15 August, 2015

'My life has changed completely' - Juggling work and training on the road to the Rio Olympics

Katie Fitzhenry is hoping to help Ireland’s Sevens team secure their Olympic spot.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

'Rest of the world have a big head start on us': Nucifora seeking gradual gains from shoestring 7s

The Australian is hoping Ireland can put themselves in with a shout of Olympic qualification.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 21 March, 2015

One of Ireland's best medal hopes for Rio 2016 secured qualification today

If this day couldn’t get any better for Irish sport.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 11 December, 2014

'Captain Fantastic' McGinley to lead Irish golf team at 2016 Olympics

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport make €2m in funding available for Olympic preparations.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Padraig Harrington aims to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics

Padraig Harrington aims to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics

The Irish golfer also had an unlikely encounter with US comedian Bill Murray recently.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 19 September, 2014

Two more Irish sailors qualify for the 2016 Olympics

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern booked their places in Rio earlier today.

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Ireland's Annalise Murphy qualifies for the 2016 Olympics

The Irish sailor will have a chance to improve on her fourth place finish at the 2012 Olympics.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ireland's James Espey has qualified for the 2016 Olympics

The London 2012 veteran reached the Gold fleet in the Laser Standard class.

# 2016-olympics - Monday 14 July, 2014

Stephanie Meadow has followed in Rory McIlroy's footsteps by declaring for Ireland

The 22-year-old is hopeful about securing a spot with Team ireland in two years’ time.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Rory McIlroy has declared for Ireland ahead of the 2016 Olympics

“I’m very happy with my decision. It means I can actually look forward to the Olympics now in a couple of years’ time.”

# 2016-olympics - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

McDowell expects to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics

The Ulster golfer thinks his participation in the World Cup this week will be pivotal.

# 2016-olympics - Friday 5 July, 2013

Conlan wants more medals — and revenge — before Rio decision

Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan wants nothing more than to beat Welsh rival Andrew Selby.

# 2016-olympics - Saturday 18 May, 2013

He couldn't, could he? Michael Phelps planning comeback for 2016 Olympics - reports

Is the so-callled greatest Olympian of all time set to return?

# 2016-olympics - Sunday 11 November, 2012

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The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# 2016-olympics - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

McIlroy can carry Irish flag if he declares for us - Olympic Council

OCI president Pat Hickey has tried to tip Rory McIlroy’s allegiance in Ireland’s favour ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Harrington: 'If somebody wants Rory to be as Irish as he can be, he better declare for GB'

Padraig Harrington believes that Rory McIlroy’s Olympic dilemma is, in fact, a “complete no brainer”.

# 2016-olympics - Thursday 5 January, 2012

McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances

Rory McIlroy says that he will take as much time as possible before committing to either Great Britain or Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games.