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#Olympic Games

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please? Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please?

It’s not just about Gisele, y’know. There’s sport too!

From The42 Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends Road To Rio

Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends

Ellis O’Reilly talks to The42 about staying calm but exploding off the vault as she makes her Olympic debut on Sunday.

From The42 A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics Explainer

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics

If ‘pass backwards and run riot’ doesn’t cover it for you, here’s a little more info on the Sevens Rugby format.

From The42 Neymar fails to spark Brazil in South Africa stalemate Disappointment

Neymar fails to spark Brazil in South Africa stalemate

Group A is now in a four-way tie on one point after Iraq and Denmark also played out a scoreless draw.

From The42 Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test Rio 2016

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test

Michael O’Reilly’s road to Rio was never straightforward but Team Ireland didn’t expect to be here.

From The42 'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment COYBIG

'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment

After near misses in 2008 and 2012, the Irish hockey team are ready to make their mark in Rio.

From TheJournal.ie Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio? Explainer
From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle

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

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizens are being promised "around-the-clock" support during the Rio games Helping Hand

Irish citizens are being promised "around-the-clock" support during the Rio games

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s there to help.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael Conlan The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael Conlan

The Belfast native travels to Rio high in confidence.

From TheJournal.ie Tokyo launches probe amid concerns Olympic costs could triple to a whopping €21 billion Billions

Tokyo launches probe amid concerns Olympic costs could triple to a whopping €21 billion

The 2020 Games, awarded to Tokyo in 2013, have been marred by a series of embarrassing setbacks over stadium construction and the official logo.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Aileen Reid The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Aileen Reid

The Derry native is gearing up for her second appearance at the Games.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean

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

From The42 CAS confirm Russian appeal on Olympic weightlifting ban Rio 2016

CAS confirm Russian appeal on Olympic weightlifting ban

Six Russian weightlifters will discover the result of their appeal tomorrow.

From The42 Team GB cyclist wins appeal against ban for missed doping test, cleared for Rio Olympic Games

Team GB cyclist wins appeal against ban for missed doping test, cleared for Rio

London 2012 silver medalist and reigning world champion Lizzie Armitstead missed three tests, but maintained it was down to an administrative error.

From The42 'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way' Road To Rio This post contains videos

'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way'

Ireland’s Dan Martin has his sights set on glory in the Olympic cycling road race this Saturday.

From The42 'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle Triumph This post contains videos

'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle

The Pennsylvania native is an icon in the world of amateur wrestling.

From The42 The 20-year-old set to represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics Interview

The 20-year-old set to represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics

Sailor Finn Lynch discusses moving to Croatia after his Leaving Cert and his hopes for for the next few weeks of action in Brazil.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock

The Co. Down man will compete in one of the last events in the Games.

From The42 At 38, 4 years after her first competitive marathon, Breege Connolly is set for the Olympics Feature

At 38, 4 years after her first competitive marathon, Breege Connolly is set for the Olympics

The Leitrim native chats to The42 about being a late bloomer when it comes to running.

From The42 Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics Prodigy This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 On track? How the speed kings and queens of 2012 are set for Rio Reigning Champs

On track? How the speed kings and queens of 2012 are set for Rio

At least three of our favourite events in London will usher in new champions in Rio.

From The42 'Moving to America aged 14? It was my idea!' Golf

'Moving to America aged 14? It was my idea!'

Stephanie Meadow, who will represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics, also discusses Rory McIlroy’s Olympics snub and why more people relate to the women’s game.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Alex Wright The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Alex Wright

The Cork athlete is one of three Irish race walkers heading to Rio.

From The42 'It's the Olympic village, you're not turning up to a 5-star Trump Resort' Rio 2016

'It's the Olympic village, you're not turning up to a 5-star Trump Resort'

Ireland’s Olympic team chief says the facilities are some of the best he’s seen.

John Pius Boland: The story of the spectator who won Ireland's first Olympic gold

Boland won the singles and doubles tennis tournaments at the 1896 Olympics, but only went to watch the Games.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global) The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)

Ireland’s only show-jumper at the Games is confident his mount can rise to the occasion.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy

The Dubliner just missed out on a medal in London and is putting in the work to medal this time around.

From The42 Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today Squad Trim

Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today

Despite over 100 bans, a sizeable group of Russian athletes will depart Moscow today.

From The42 'It's a clear case of conspiracy,' claims Indian shot putter after failing dope test Rio 2016

'It's a clear case of conspiracy,' claims Indian shot putter after failing dope test

The country has been hit with two doping scandals this week.

From The42 Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics Response

Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics

The 30-year-old said that the move would discourage future whistle-blowers from coming forward.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn

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

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Oliver Dingley The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Oliver Dingley

All you need to know about the first diver to represent the Irish team at the Games in 68 years.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly

The Ballymena brawler is confident of winning a medal after qualifying at the expense of Adam Nolan.

From The42 'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics Stance

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

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

From The42 Australia set to boycott Rio Olympics athletes village Unimpressed

Australia set to boycott Rio Olympics athletes village

The team’s officials said they have raised their concerns with local organisers.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly

O’Reilly will be the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games.

From The42 Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics Doping

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics

Decision paves the way for a blanket ban on the entire Russian team.

From The42 At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics Kimpossible

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics

The St Kitts and Nevis man has resolved a row with his national body stemming from missed training at London 2012.