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#Rio Olympics

# rio-olympics - Thursday 21 November, 2019

No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020
# Boxing
# Boxing

No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 8:49 AM 14,347 Views 8 Comments

Michael Conlan was on the wrong end of a controversial decision in the 2016 Olympics.

# rio-olympics - Monday 21 October, 2019

Nike's groundbreaking project shut down in disgrace
# Closure
# Closure

Nike's groundbreaking project shut down in disgrace

Oct 21st 2019, 9:03 PM 12,151 Views 0 Comments

The fallout from the Alberto Salazar controversy continues.

# rio-olympics - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,466 Views 0 Comments

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# rio-olympics - Monday 11 March, 2019

Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family
# RIP
# RIP

Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family

Mar 11th 2019, 6:42 PM 8,532 Views 1 Comment

“She was not the Kelly that we knew,” her father said, after she struggled to recover from an accident.

# rio-olympics - Friday 20 July, 2018

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'
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# Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Jul 20th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,346 Views 17 Comments

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

# rio-olympics - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k
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# Pat Hickey

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k

Jun 9th 2018, 4:00 PM 14,701 Views 5 Comments

Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.

# rio-olympics - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
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Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal

Aug 29th 2017, 7:19 PM 13,484 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.

# rio-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.

# rio-olympics - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
# Ticket Problems
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# Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Aug 17th 2017, 2:20 PM 22,683 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# rio-olympics - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost
# Upgrade
# Upgrade

Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost

Jun 1st 2017, 9:24 PM 6,360 Views 3 Comments

The modern pentathlete has retrospectively been awarded a sixth-place finish at the Rio Games.

# rio-olympics - Saturday 4 March, 2017

‘A better contract wasn’t forthcoming’ – The man leaving Irish boxing behind for Germany
# Interview
# Interview

‘A better contract wasn’t forthcoming’ – The man leaving Irish boxing behind for Germany

Mar 4th 2017, 7:45 AM 5,806 Views 7 Comments

The IABA confirmed Eddie Bolger’s departure earlier this week. The experienced coach subsequently spoke to The42 about his reasons for the move.

# rio-olympics - Monday 26 December, 2016

Sinéad Lynch thankful for structures in her life that make it easier to move on from Olympics
# Olympic Dreams
# Olympic Dreams

Sinéad Lynch thankful for structures in her life that make it easier to move on from Olympics

Dec 26th 2016, 9:00 AM 3,404 Views 1 Comment

Sinéad Lynch is still hopeful that she can strive for the Tokyo Olympics

# rio-olympics - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'Everyone recognises what Ireland have done but 2017 is going to be even bigger'
# The Green Machine
# The Green Machine

'Everyone recognises what Ireland have done but 2017 is going to be even bigger'

Dec 21st 2016, 8:00 AM 14,673 Views 4 Comments

At the end of a historic year for Irish hockey, David Harte joined us to look back on 2016 and discuss what’s next for the team.

# rio-olympics - Friday 16 December, 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Annalise Murphy deserves to be on the shortlist
# RTÉ SPOTY
# RTÉ SPOTY

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Annalise Murphy deserves to be on the shortlist

Dec 16th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,130 Views 1 Comment

2016 was the year of redemption for Annalise Murphy.

# rio-olympics - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers
# Delay
# Delay

OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers

Nov 2nd 2016, 11:28 PM 16,383 Views 0 Comments

The Executive Committee has taken the decision after the threat of a High Court injunction from Pat Hickey’s legal team.

# rio-olympics - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade
# Imposters
# Imposters

Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade

Oct 18th 2016, 3:40 PM 24,991 Views 17 Comments

The cheeky pair got past security and onto the women’s hockey team’s float.

# rio-olympics - Thursday 22 September, 2016

John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal
# Statement
# Statement

John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal

Sep 22nd 2016, 5:40 PM 14,549 Views 0 Comments

The FAI’s chief executive says he is reconsidering his voluntary position with the OCI.

# rio-olympics - Friday 19 August, 2016

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14
Live Aug 19th 2016, 11:54 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14

# rio-olympics - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story
# Altercation
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# Altercation

Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story

Aug 18th 2016, 8:10 PM 119,172 Views 99 Comments

Doubt has been cast over the testimonies of four US Olympians who claimed they were mugged at gunpoint in Rio.

# rio-olympics - Monday 15 August, 2016

Thai schoolkids have a song about Ireland's Olympic heroes the O'Donovan brothers
# Pull Like A Dog
# Pull Like A Dog

Thai schoolkids have a song about Ireland's Olympic heroes the O'Donovan brothers

Aug 15th 2016, 4:41 PM 8,892 Views 7 Comments

The Thai Tims return to pay tribute to the Skibbereen silver medallists.

# rio-olympics - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'

Aug 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 11,717 Views 14 Comments

After winning World and European gold in 2015, Michael Conlan tells The42 why he is now ready to achieve his boyhood dream in Rio.

After a brave run, Mark English fails to qualify for Olympic final
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

After a brave run, Mark English fails to qualify for Olympic final

Aug 14th 2016, 4:40 AM 18,780 Views 18 Comments

The Donegal man came across the line in fifth position, not quite enough to progress.

# rio-olympics - Friday 12 August, 2016

Golfers who showed up humbled by those who fought to be here
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Golfers who showed up humbled by those who fought to be here

Aug 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 8,314 Views 8 Comments

“And then she tells us she’s a doctor as well. It’s like, ‘You’ve gotta be kidding’ – and that’s what I mean by humbling.”

# rio-olympics - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'

Aug 11th 2016, 8:22 PM 33,815 Views 44 Comments

The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.

# rio-olympics - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:00 PM 7,117 Views 0 Comments

Competing in the modern pentathlon, the Meath athlete will appear at her second Games in Rio.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty

Aug 3rd 2016, 4:45 PM 6,169 Views 1 Comment

The 35 year-old Down native will compete in the 3000m steeplechase.

# rio-olympics - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean

Aug 2nd 2016, 5:00 PM 9,429 Views 0 Comments

The 24-year-old is aiming to add more silverware after earning a European bronze medal already this year.

# rio-olympics - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics

Jul 31st 2016, 5:34 PM 6,109 Views 7 Comments

Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.

# rio-olympics - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Stephanie Meadow
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Stephanie Meadow

Jul 30th 2016, 10:00 PM 8,804 Views 5 Comments

Our athlete-by-athlete profiles continue with the fourth and final golfer representing Ireland in Rio.

# rio-olympics - Friday 29 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Joe Ward
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Joe Ward

Jul 29th 2016, 10:00 PM 5,869 Views 6 Comments

Already a European champion, the 22-year-old boxer has his sights set on an Olympic medal.

# rio-olympics - Monday 25 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn

Jul 25th 2016, 9:00 PM 10,277 Views 4 Comments

The Cork runner takes part in the 3,000m steeplechase next month.

# rio-olympics - Sunday 24 July, 2016

'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics
# Stance
# Stance

'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics

Jul 24th 2016, 7:59 PM 45,449 Views 48 Comments

800m runner Yuliya Stepanova has been running under a neutral flag at recent events.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paddy Barnes
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paddy Barnes

Jul 24th 2016, 4:26 PM 5,733 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland’s flag-bearer is vying to make history on his third appearance at the Games.

# rio-olympics - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy

Jul 20th 2016, 4:38 PM 8,030 Views 0 Comments

The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.

# rio-olympics - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

How Russia doped: A hole in the wall, a secret urine bank and table salt
# No Stone Unturned
# No Stone Unturned

How Russia doped: A hole in the wall, a secret urine bank and table salt

Jul 19th 2016, 9:35 AM 6,795 Views 8 Comments

Night-time visits by Russian secret service agents were also part of the scheme, the McLaren report claims.

# rio-olympics - Friday 15 July, 2016

Team Ireland has one more golfer confirmed for Rio as Stephanie Meadow gets the call
# On The Plane
# On The Plane

Team Ireland has one more golfer confirmed for Rio as Stephanie Meadow gets the call

Jul 15th 2016, 3:04 PM 6,927 Views 2 Comments

The 24-year-old joins Leona Maguire, Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power.

# rio-olympics - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Ireland's Rob Heffernan to join Olympic elite by competing at fifth successive Games
# Walking Into History
# Walking Into History

Ireland's Rob Heffernan to join Olympic elite by competing at fifth successive Games

Jul 13th 2016, 9:39 AM 4,187 Views 2 Comments

The Cork race walker will make history in Rio.

# rio-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
# Honesty Is The Best Policy
# Honesty Is The Best Policy

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

Jul 12th 2016, 3:00 PM 20,205 Views 86 Comments

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
# Criticism
# Criticism

Golf chief criticises the sport's big names for 'overreacting' to Zika virus threat

Jul 12th 2016, 11:10 AM 4,104 Views 13 Comments

Peter Dawson says the mass exodus ‘hasn’t shed golf in the best light.’

Mickey Harte, Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy part of the Irish hockey team's Rio preparations
# No Excuses
# No Excuses

Mickey Harte, Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy part of the Irish hockey team's Rio preparations

Jul 12th 2016, 8:12 AM 15,659 Views 8 Comments

Craig Fulton named his 16-man squad for the Olympics yesterday as the final countdown begins.

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