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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.

The power of the Olympics: 'If the lads do well, it will change the sport in Ireland forever'

The42 gets the view from the stands at Ireland’s men’s hockey opener against India.

From The42 Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland Irish Record

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland

However, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle.

From The42 Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps Catch 22

Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps

Is he a dolphin, a human or a myth? We need to know before he hangs up his Speedos for good.

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.