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#Olympics 2016

# olympics-2016 - Sunday 21 August, 2016

USA storm to third consecutive basketball Gold as Rio 2016 comes to a close

There was no stopping the United States in the men’s basketball final at Rio 2016, as Serbia suffered a thumping defeat.

# olympics-2016 - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Ireland's European champion continues in the modern pentathlon

Plus, Neymar aims to lead Brazil to gold on the penultimate day of the Rio Games.

# olympics-2016 - Friday 19 August, 2016

'I gave it everything': Delighted Natalya Coyle finishes 7th in modern pentathlon

The 25-year-old went into the final event with an eye on an Olympic medal.

# olympics-2016 - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty'

Former Irish hurdler Derval O’Rourke was speaking after a dramatic day for OCI president Pat Hickey.

# olympics-2016 - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

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A BBC Olympics commentator is copping serious flak for this ‘sexist’ tea comment Row

# olympics-2016 - Monday 15 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Olympian horsed into a giant McDonald's feast after his Rio exit

Olympic Breakfast: Annalise Murphy and Katie Taylor go in search of Olympic medals

Judy Reynolds, Oliver Dingley and Scott Evans are among a host of Irish Olympians on show on day 11.

# olympics-2016 - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Ireland's Greg Broderick progresses to the next round of Olympic individual jumping competition

Broderick was riding Going Global and will be in action again on Tuesday afternoon.

'There is no getting away from it. It has embarrassed us as a team'

John Conlan, father and coach to Belfast boxer Michael, has had some stinging words about shamed boxer Michael O’Reilly.

Olympic Breakfast: Harrington chasing a medal and Conlan steps on the canvas

This isn’t no ordinary Sunday of sport.

# olympics-2016 - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Pádraig Harrington shoots a 67 to fire himself into medal contention at Rio 2016

It wasn’t such a good day for Waterford’s Séamus Power.

'He didn't know the half of what we were up to' - O'Donovans reveal rocky road to silver medal glory

Gary and Paul O’Donovan claimed a historic silver medal in the men’s lightweight double sculls final on Friday.

Just two Irish boxers remain at the Rio Olympics despite Steven Donnelly's brave performance

Donnelly lost his quarter-final bout via a split decision.

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.

# olympics-2016 - Friday 12 August, 2016

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

It is the first time the USA’s women’s football team have not medalled in the competition.

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

The final is due to take place on Monday afternoon.

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

The UCD man will compete in the semi-final in the early hours of Sunday morning.

'It's hard to explain how much it hurts not being able to realise my Olympic dream'

Irish track star Mary Cullen talks about her latest Games heartbreak, trying to find her way again and why she is excited to see Ciara Mageean take to the track in Rio.

# olympics-2016 - Monday 8 August, 2016

Nadal admits he wouldn't be competing if he wasn't at the Olympics

Spaniard Rafael Nadal shook off his left-wrist injury to move into the second round of the men’s singles tennis tournament in Rio.

# olympics-2016 - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to Team Ireland continues with the Belfast’s dynamic duo.

# olympics-2016 - Monday 1 August, 2016

'We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' - Ireland's sailors on the polluted Rio waters

Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton are sailing into Rio with high ambitions, and ready for the challenge water pollution poses.

'Everyone has their own opinions but nothing makes me prouder than wearing my Irish tracksuit'

As he flies out to Rio, Oliver Dingley sits down with The42 to reflect on the journey which will see him become the first Irish diver to compete at the Olympics in 68 years.

# olympics-2016 - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kieran Behan

Ireland’s only male gymnast is one of the most inspirational athletes heading to Rio.

# olympics-2016 - Friday 29 July, 2016

The time is now: 5 athletes who are ready to light up the Rio Olympics

Who are the contenders gunning to become the star of Rio 2016?

# olympics-2016 - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion

It’s unclear whether or not the appeal will be successful.

# olympics-2016 - Friday 22 July, 2016

Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Sergiu Ciobanu is now focusing on winning a place for Tokyo 2020.

# olympics-2016 - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'For an hour a day I let myself think about that moment': Ireland's modern man dares to dream

Modern pentathlete Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe goes to Rio as current European champion and a man on a mission.

# olympics-2016 - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio - but they'll face extra tests to prove they're clean

Athletes cleared by IAAF or CAS will be allowed to compete under the Russian flag.

# olympics-2016 - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

16 things we learned from tonight's Road to Rio documentary

Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode.

# olympics-2016 - Thursday 5 May, 2016

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If this RTÉ documentary doesn't get you in the mood for the Olympics, nothing will

‘They give our nation a face, a heart, a story.’

# olympics-2016 - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

These 9 Irish boxers will be fighting for Olympic qualification next month

Irish squad training in Italy ahead of European Olympic qualifier in Turkey.

# olympics-2016 - Friday 11 December, 2015

Ireland are going to court next week to fight for an Olympic place

“Freak” European Championship incident will be reviewed by CAS.

# olympics-2016 - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers

Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all conjured excellent performances in Donegal.

# olympics-2016 - Saturday 28 March, 2015

'You can't go out there thinking everyone's on drugs'

Brendan Boyce on doping, Olympic qualification and breaking the world’s top ten.

# olympics-2016 - Monday 23 February, 2015

From Four police killed as Rio struggles to curb violence before Olympics Brazil

Four police killed as Rio struggles to curb violence before Olympics

The host city for the 2016 games is trying to wrestle back control of the streets from violent drug gangs.

# olympics-2016 - Thursday 11 December, 2014

British Olympians robbed at knife point during training visit to Rio ahead of 2016 games

Both athletes were left shaken but unharmed after the incident.

# olympics-2016 - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

This wrestler is half Chuck Norris and half René Higuita

This is what happens when you combine a round house and a scorpion kick

# olympics-2016 - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy's decision to play for Ireland at 2016 Olympics

The Northern Irish golfer made the choice today.