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#Olympic Games

From The42 No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat On Track

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

The semi-finals will be on Sunday night.

From The42 Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio Sail Away

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

Anne-Marie Rindom took over as overall leader in the Laser Radial class.

From The42 Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match History

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

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

From The42 Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio Olympic Golf

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

The Waterford man is four shots off the podium places at the halfway stage.

From The42 Women's 10,000m record smashed by almost 14 seconds as Almaz takes gold Rio 2016

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

The Ethiopian never looked likely to be caught when she went chasing the first track and field medal of the Games.

From The42 Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men's 800 metres semi-finals Rio 2016

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.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: All eyes on the water as Team Ireland target their first medal Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: All eyes on the water as Team Ireland target their first medal

You may want to take a late lunch today to catch all the action.

From The42 'It doesn’t really bother us that we are in an Olympic final': All Irish eyes on Rio rowers today Medal Hopes

'It doesn’t really bother us that we are in an Olympic final': All Irish eyes on Rio rowers today

Team Ireland are through to two rowing finals today.

From The42 Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door' Rio 2016

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

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.

From The42 'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe Pay Off

'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe

The duo are drawing confidence from their achievement today as they know they can compete with the best in the world.

From The42 70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away Team Ireland

70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away

Seamus Power also managed to hit back-to-back birdies on his front nine.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI Dublin To Rio

Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI

The OCI President is under increasing pressure.

From The42 O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final Rio 2016

O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final

The Corkmen were third in their semi-final and fifth fastest overall in the men’s lightweight double sculls semis.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going

After last night’s defeat to Joe Ward, we need some good news today.

From The42 Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip Front-runner

Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip

Seasick? So what! Annalise Murphy has the stomach to lead from the front.

From The42 Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016 King Billy

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016

Meanwhile, the man who beat Paddy Barnes lost out at the quarter-final stage.

From The42 Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio Rio 2016

Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio

Fiji’s dream of a first ever gold medal lives on.

From The42 Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio Standard Bearer

Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio

The Dubliner is the sailor to beat as she heads into a well-earned rest window after six races in three days.

From The42 Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke Olympic Games

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

From The42 We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing Explainer This post contains videos

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing

Don’t act like you weren’t confused.

From The42 Belief but no expectations yet: Murphy family quietly proud of Annalise in her quest for Olympic glory Sailing

Belief but no expectations yet: Murphy family quietly proud of Annalise in her quest for Olympic glory

Nerves, lighting candles and solidarity diets – a family in pursuit of Olympic glory.

From TheJournal.ie "It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games Olympic Games

"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games

Michael O’Reilly is due back in Ireland by Friday after he was sent home from the Olympics.

From The42 Olympic breakfast: Rowers, boxers and sailors among the Irish in action today Day 5

Olympic breakfast: Rowers, boxers and sailors among the Irish in action today

All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio.

From The42 Bullets suspected in Olympic bus attack Danger

Bullets suspected in Olympic bus attack

A Belarus journalist suffered a cut hand in the incident, near Rio de Janeiro’s notorious City of God favela.

From The42 'I left everything in the pool': Nicholas Quinn walks away from Rio 2016 with head held high after heat victory Olympian
From The42 Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify Team Ireland

Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify

Defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian was perilously close to missing the semi-finals too.

From The42 'I'm never letting you go' - relieved Grillo reunited with golf bag Reunited

'I'm never letting you go' - relieved Grillo reunited with golf bag

The heartwarming moment when a golfer is reunited with their bag was perfectly encapsulated by Emiliano Grillo ahead of the Rio 2016 competition.

From The42 Olympic breakfast: Swimmers, sailors and boxers among the Irish in action today Day 4

Olympic breakfast: Swimmers, sailors and boxers among the Irish in action today

All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio today.

From The42 Battle for bronze: 'It was windy, it was cold and we were two points behind the Germans' Rio 2016

Battle for bronze: 'It was windy, it was cold and we were two points behind the Germans'

At 22 years of age, Daley is an elder of his sport.

From The42 Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio Laser Radial

Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio

Carlow man Finn Lynch is sitting 21st in his race.

From The42 19 tweets everyone who is obsessed with Olympic gymnastics will just get DO A FLIP!
From The42 O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot Rio 2016

O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot

Ireland’s lightweight double sculls rowers were in impressive form in Rio.

From The42 Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 3 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 3

Keep pace with Ireland’s competitors across Rio.

From The42 Olympic breakfast: Sailors, rowers and boxers among the Irish in action today Day 3

Olympic breakfast: Sailors, rowers and boxers among the Irish in action today

All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio today.

From The42 First big shock of Rio Olympics as Williams sisters crash out Shock Result

First big shock of Rio Olympics as Williams sisters crash out

The American sisters lost in straight sets to Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic.

From The42 Ireland suffer thrashing at the hands of the Netherlands Hockeyed

Ireland suffer thrashing at the hands of the Netherlands

The Irishmen received a 5-0 drubbing from the men in orange tonight in Rio.

From The42 David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display Onwards

David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display

Joyce took a unanimous win to cruise into the last 16 of the 60kg competition.

From The42 Irish eventing team are well in contention after dressage day Great Start

Irish eventing team are well in contention after dressage day

Meanwhile, Jonty Evans is also in contention for a medal in the individual event.

From The42 Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race Rio 2016

Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race

Anna van de Breggen went on to win the road race after seeing her countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten stricken on the roadside.