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From The42 Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams' mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated Game Set Match

Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams' mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated

The relentless tennis champion never gives an inch.

From The42 Joe Ward qualifies for Rio Olympics after advancing to World Championship final Flying The Flag

Joe Ward qualifies for Rio Olympics after advancing to World Championship final

He becomes the second Irishman to go through to the finals.

From The42 'When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight' - Rob Heffernan meets The42 Walking Tall

'When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight' - Rob Heffernan meets The42

One of Ireland’s top medal hopefuls talks us through his Rio 2016 preparation.

From The42 Iran women's football captain isn't at a major tournament - because her husband won't let her go Misogyny

Iran women's football captain isn't at a major tournament - because her husband won't let her go

Under Iranian law a man has the right to prevent his wife from leaving the country.

From The42 'I was back training 3 days after giving birth' - The life of an Irish Olympic hopeful Dedication

'I was back training 3 days after giving birth' - The life of an Irish Olympic hopeful

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe chat to The42 about next week’s World Championships and Rio 2016.

From The42 'Up there with the top days of my life' - Ireland win gold in modern pentathlon To Arthur

'Up there with the top days of my life' - Ireland win gold in modern pentathlon

Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe made history at the European Championships in Bath, England.

From The42 Ian O'Sullivan continues to be Ireland's shooting star Shoot!

Ian O'Sullivan continues to be Ireland's shooting star

Could the Olympics be a possibility for Rathkeale’s finest?

From The42 Athletics Ireland 'deeply concerned' about Sunday Times doping allegations Drugs In Sport

Athletics Ireland 'deeply concerned' about Sunday Times doping allegations

CEO John Foley has called on the IAAF to act immediately on the allegations.

From The42 Beijing has been chosen to host another Olympic Games Winter Is Coming

Beijing has been chosen to host another Olympic Games

It will become the first city to have held both the Summer and Winter Olympics in 2022.

From The42 RTÉ loses broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympics from 2020 New Deal

RTÉ loses broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympics from 2020

Discovery Communications, the owners of Eurosport, has paid over €1 billion for pan-European rights.

From The42 Bowling and baseball make Olympic shortlist but American football and tug of war miss out Shortlist
From The42 Ireland 7s a step closer to Rio after streamrolling their way through Division B Olympic Dream

Ireland 7s a step closer to Rio after streamrolling their way through Division B

Malta, Slovenia and Serbia were all on the losing side against Anthony Eddy’s men today.

From The42 Could Ireland field an American football team at the 2020 Olympics? Tokyo A Go Go?

Could Ireland field an American football team at the 2020 Olympics?

The sport has applied to be part of Tokyo 2020.

From The42 'I'd go professional in the morning but no one's ever asked me' says Paddy Barnes Packing A Punch

'I'd go professional in the morning but no one's ever asked me' says Paddy Barnes

Paddy Barnes discusses his preparations for Rio, the Irish team’s prospects and turning professional.

From TheJournal.ie Rio 2016: This is the lake that will host the Olympic rowing events Cox-blocked
From The42 Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream Olympian

Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream

The 25-year-old tweeted the bad news this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Photos of the abandoned Olympic Village built for the 1936 games in Nazi Germany will give you chills Berlin

Photos of the abandoned Olympic Village built for the 1936 games in Nazi Germany will give you chills

The International Olympic Committee granted Germany the right to host in 1931, just as Adolf Hitler was rising to power.

From The42 'Captain Fantastic' McGinley to lead Irish golf team at 2016 Olympics Mac's Back

'Captain Fantastic' McGinley to lead Irish golf team at 2016 Olympics

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport make €2m in funding available for Olympic preparations.

From The42 Celebrate Sonia O'Sullivan's birthday with a trip down memory lane The Special One

Celebrate Sonia O'Sullivan's birthday with a trip down memory lane

One of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes provided us with a litany of standout moments.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later Not Aging Gracefully

Here's what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

From The42 The Winter Olympics are going to either Oslo, Beijing or Almaty in 2022 Short-list
From The42 The pressure's on Neymar at World Cup - Pele Interview

The pressure's on Neymar at World Cup - Pele

The Brazilian legend is worried about the striker, who is carrying a nation’s hopes into the tournament

From TheJournal.ie Shocking video shows Pussy Riot members being whipped and beaten in Sochi Russia This post contains videos

Shocking video shows Pussy Riot members being whipped and beaten in Sochi

The scuffles came a day after the protest punk band’s members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained by police in the Russian Black Sea resort

From The42 Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi Ice Cold

Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi

Finland stunned the hosts in Sochi this afternoon.

From The42 Winter Olympic Village: Day Five Round-Up

Winter Olympic Village: Day Five

History was made in women’s downhill, Germany continued their luge domination and Canada defeated the US in hockey.

From TheJournal.ie Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone' Winter Olympics

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

From The42 Jimmy Magee: 'She was tested more often than Shergar' Case For Defence

Jimmy Magee: 'She was tested more often than Shergar'

The RTÉ commentator has launched another defence of Michelle Smith.

From The42 Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We're still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy Lance Armstrong

Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We're still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy

IOC still working to recover Armstrong’s time-trial medal from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

From The42 Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote Decision Made

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote

The Japanese City was preferred to Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.

From The42 Rio 2016: RTÉ secure 'extensive' Olympic broadcast rights On The Box

Rio 2016: RTÉ secure 'extensive' Olympic broadcast rights

The national broadcaster will also host coverage of the Winter Olympics on RTÉ News Now.

From The42 17 reasons why we'll never forget Katie Taylor's Olympic gold-winning performance One Year On

17 reasons why we'll never forget Katie Taylor's Olympic gold-winning performance

It’s one year since the Irish boxer’s Olympic triumph.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia LGBT Rights

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia

The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.

From The42 Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better Interview

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better

Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan on how life has changed since London 2012 and how he’s in a much better place as he sets off on the Road to Rio.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Thousands rally in Brazil – but it’s not the first time a sporting event sparks protests Factfile

Pics: Thousands rally in Brazil – but it’s not the first time a sporting event sparks protests

The protests in Brazil this week against the huge costs of hosting the 2014 World Cup follows a tradition of major protests against the World Cup and Olympic Games.

From TheJournal.ie This video explains why a million Brazilians protested last night Unrest

This video explains why a million Brazilians protested last night

More than one million people are reported to have taken to the streets last night for anti-government protests.

From The42 Date set for Pistorius bail appeal in South African court Pending

Date set for Pistorius bail appeal in South African court

The athlete is set to learn his fate in relation to the decision on March 28.

From The42 If the IOC board had looked at these 10 photos this morning, wrestling would be safe 2020 Olympics

If the IOC board had looked at these 10 photos this morning, wrestling would be safe

Officials voted to cut wrestling from the 2020 Olympics earlier today.

From The42 And the loser is... IOC board want to axe wrestling from 2020 Olympics 2020 Vision

And the loser is... IOC board want to axe wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Associated Press reports that wrestling will be dropped by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Pursuing Gold: China's young athletes in training Protégés

Pursuing Gold: China's young athletes in training

These 18 amazing images have just been released by a Chinese photo agency.

From TheJournal.ie Excited for Sochi? 13 amazing images of ski jumping over Innsbruck This post contains images

Excited for Sochi? 13 amazing images of ski jumping over Innsbruck

Missing London 2012? You’re not the only one.