Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Steven Donnelly boxes for a medal as Usain Bolt joins the party

Get the supplies in, it’s going to be a day full of Olympic-shaped action.

THROUGHOUT THE GAMES we’ll bring you all the info you need to set you up for the Olympic day ahead.

Think of this slot as your balanced nutritional start to propel you through an intense sporting day ahead.

(All times are Irish, no gloating about your exotic location allowed)

Flying the Irish Flag

Steven Donnelly aims to win Ireland’s first boxing medal of Rio 2016 this afternoon, a win over Morocco’s Mohammed Rabii in the quarter-finals of the welterweight division at 4.15pm will guarantee the Ballymena man a minimum of a bronze.

Brendan Irvine starts his flyweight boxing prelims earlier in the day, with the 20-year-old expected to be in the ring at 3.15pm.

Annalise Murphy is now sitting in third place in the sailing after enduring a frustrating day on the water. Race nine should start at approximately 5.50pm, weather permitting. Finn Lynch also competes in the male event just before six.

Andrea Brewster and Saskie Tidey along with Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern continue the early stages of their 49er sailing events from 5.05pm.

Waterford’s Séamus Power starts the third round of the golf event in a tie for 10th on four-under, just four shots shy of Henrik Stenson in third, and a further two behind leader Marcus Fraser.

Pádraig Harrington will need to produce one of the rounds of the day if he is to push himself into contention, the three-time major winner is tied for 22nd on one-under. All the action gets underway from 11.30am.

On the track, Sara TreacyKerry O’Flaherty and Michelle Finn compete in the steeplechase heats from 2.00pm, while Mark English will be hoping to make the final of the 800m when his semi-final starts in the small hours of the morning - 2.26am - to be exact.

Shannon McCurley becomes Ireland’s first female cyclist to compete on the Olympic track, with history being made at 2.15pm.

While Scott Evans has little time to reflect on yesterday’s magnificent win in the badminton, the Dubliner faces hometown favourite Ygor Coelho De Oliveira at 11.55pm.

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The best of the rest

We will catch the first glimpse of the biggest star in athletics this afternoon, when Usain Bolt competes in the 100m heats from 4.00pm.

Britian will be hoping to replicate their “Super Saturday” success from London 2012 as Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis-Hill all go for gold at the Olympic Stadium throughout the day.

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This should be good too…

The USA male swimmers have always won gold in the Olympic medley relay, an event which goes back to 1960. Find out if they can continue that record from 3.04am.

London Olympics Swimming

And finally, in case you missed it, here’s what happened yesterday

Ireland come up just short in must-win battle against Argentina

No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat

‘We decided to go 100% full speed’: How Scott Evans scored his first Olympic win

Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track

‘Absolutely no regrets’ – Lynch and Lambe did themselves and their country proud

Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio

Sweden stun USA to knock the world champions out of the Olympics

No shortage of craic in the O’Donovans’ medal-winning press conference

A great day for Ireland continues as Judy Reynolds qualifies for Olympic dressage final

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio

Women’s 10,000m record smashed by almost 14 seconds as Almaz takes gold

We’re dreading going home – Mick Conlan said he’d box the head off us if we didn’t get the gold’

Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men’s 800 metres semi-finals

Joy for Irish rowing as O’Donovan brothers claim historic silver medal at Olympics

Disappointment for Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe in Rio rowing final

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