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#Rio 2016

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships
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# Not Invited

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships

Feb 6th 2017, 9:53 PM 2,706 Views 1 Comment

It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.

Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president
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# Statement

Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president

Feb 6th 2017, 7:14 PM 16,691 Views 0 Comments

The 71-year-old formally left his role today.

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating
# Nutrition
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# Nutrition

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating

Jan 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 5,730 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old diver told us about his new book ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’.

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise
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# Interview

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise

Jan 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 12,505 Views 4 Comments

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016
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# Interview

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

Jan 8th 2017, 5:18 PM 21,259 Views 4 Comments

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’
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# Legend

‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 23,644 Views 3 Comments

Duncan Hamilton speaks to The42 about his new book on the life of Eric Liddell.

'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes
# O'donovan Brothers
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# O'donovan Brothers

'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes

Dec 31st 2016, 7:30 AM 6,717 Views 1 Comment

The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

Dec 30th 2016, 8:05 PM 14,548 Views 15 Comments

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

Euro 2016, Mourinho and what is the time in Rio: Ireland's most Googled sports searches in 2016
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# Google It

Euro 2016, Mourinho and what is the time in Rio: Ireland's most Googled sports searches in 2016

Dec 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 2,229 Views 1 Comment

What is COYBIG and Ireland vs New Zealand were also popular searches.

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’
# Doubt
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# Doubt

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’

Dec 29th 2016, 8:24 PM 20,044 Views 4 Comments

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.

‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’
# Joy
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# Joy

‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’

Dec 28th 2016, 5:00 PM 20,156 Views 4 Comments

Eve McCrystal chats to The42 about her momentous year winning gold alongside Katie-George Dunlevy at the Paralympics.

83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016
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# Review

83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016

Dec 25th 2016, 9:15 PM 8,838 Views 4 Comments

We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.

'You're always thinking could I have done anything better?' - Coyle reflects on seventh in Rio
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# Interview

'You're always thinking could I have done anything better?' - Coyle reflects on seventh in Rio

Dec 24th 2016, 8:00 AM 8,256 Views 2 Comments

It’s been a hectic 2016 for the modern pentathlete but the two-time Olympian is showing no signs of slowing down.

7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:20 PM 8,737 Views 6 Comments

Allyson Felix tunes out distractions and other psychological strategies.

Michael Conlan hit with maximum fine by boxing chiefs for Rio rant
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# Rio 2016

Michael Conlan hit with maximum fine by boxing chiefs for Rio rant

Dec 19th 2016, 12:06 PM 41,941 Views 59 Comments

The Belfast fighter was controversially adjudged to have lost to a Russian.

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

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Eoghan Clifford deserves to be on the shortlist

Dec 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 1,553 Views 1 Comment

Double Paralympic medallist pushed through the pain barrier in Rio.

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination
# SPOTY 2016
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# SPOTY 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination

Dec 14th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,622 Views 0 Comments

Three years after two strangers took a leap of faith together, they made Irish Paralympic history in September.

It's looking very much like Pat Hickey could be home for Christmas
# On A Jet Plane
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# On A Jet Plane

It's looking very much like Pat Hickey could be home for Christmas

Dec 12th 2016, 1:52 PM 9,825 Views 0 Comments

He could have his passport back later today.

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited
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# On A Jet Plane

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited

Nov 18th 2016, 4:37 PM 19,740 Views 0 Comments

It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.

Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry
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# Olympic Council Of Ireland

Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry

Nov 11th 2016, 1:10 PM 14,065 Views 0 Comments

The Moran Inquiry is looking at the Olympics ticketing scandal.

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'
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# Looking Back

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'

Nov 6th 2016, 9:45 AM 2,844 Views 0 Comments

It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.

Ireland's best-loved Olympic medal-winning brothers have been busy since Rio
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# Pull Like A Dog

Ireland's best-loved Olympic medal-winning brothers have been busy since Rio

Oct 27th 2016, 8:00 AM 21,950 Views 5 Comments

Gary and Paul O’Donovan are as hungry as ever after their success in Brazil.

Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal
# Go Pro
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# Go Pro

Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal

Oct 25th 2016, 3:31 PM 16,300 Views 18 Comments

The former Olympic gold medallist has reportedly signed with Matchroom Sports.

Note funny! Murray hits out at snooping TV crews
# Anger
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# Anger

Note funny! Murray hits out at snooping TV crews

Oct 13th 2016, 10:45 PM 5,856 Views 2 Comments

“The camera crews were going right inside my bag to see what was on (the notes).”

Facing reality after Rio: Natalya Coyle riding the crest of the Olympic wave
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# Interview

Facing reality after Rio: Natalya Coyle riding the crest of the Olympic wave

Oct 2nd 2016, 7:30 PM 12,181 Views 2 Comments

Six weeks after the performance of her life, the modern pentathlete is still on cloud nine as she has seen her profile elevated to new levels.

Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events

Sep 28th 2016, 3:05 PM 24,997 Views 22 Comments

Donnelly bet on himself to lose his last 16 bout but ended up winning.

'I kind of needed to win that medal. I’ve nothing to lose now in the future'
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

'I kind of needed to win that medal. I’ve nothing to lose now in the future'

Sep 27th 2016, 1:34 PM 3,123 Views 0 Comments

Ellen Keane reflects on a whirlwind Paralympic Games and her bronze medal win in Rio.

'I'm not in a position to say what athletes need TUEs, that's up to their doctors'
# TUEs-day
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# TUEs-day

'I'm not in a position to say what athletes need TUEs, that's up to their doctors'

Sep 27th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,542 Views 18 Comments

Thomas Barr says he understands why the general public might be suspicious of therapeutic use exemptions.

'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'
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# Interview

'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'

Sep 24th 2016, 8:30 AM 11,118 Views 3 Comments

Michael McKillop may have returned from Rio with another gold medal but it has been a difficult couple of months for the athlete.

Ireland's Paralympic team - and their 11 medals - return home to a hero's welcome
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Ireland's Paralympic team - and their 11 medals - return home to a hero's welcome

Sep 21st 2016, 5:32 PM 11,788 Views 6 Comments

Ireland finished 28th on the medal table, two places inside their top-30 target.

Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons
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# Party In Rio

Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons

Sep 19th 2016, 5:00 PM 9,315 Views 6 Comments

The curtain was drawn on an unforgettable summer of sport in Rio last night.

Hackers include Nadal, Farah and Rose in latest leak of medical details
# Bear Spills
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# Bear Spills

Hackers include Nadal, Farah and Rose in latest leak of medical details

Sep 19th 2016, 4:59 PM 6,398 Views 0 Comments

The Fancy Bears gained access to the World Anti-Doping Agency database.

'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'
# Keane To Impress
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# Keane To Impress

'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'

Sep 18th 2016, 12:59 PM 5,828 Views 0 Comments

21-year-old Ellen Keane came of age in Rio, but a Paralympic bronze is only the start.

Paralympic Breakfast: Patrick Monahan competes in the marathon as the Games come to an end
# Paralympic Breakfast
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# Paralympic Breakfast

Paralympic Breakfast: Patrick Monahan competes in the marathon as the Games come to an end

Sep 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 1,985 Views 1 Comment

It’s the last day of the Games but there is plenty of action before tonight’s closing ceremony.

'A few years ago, I would have been a guy that hated going out running'
# Change Of Mentality
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# Change Of Mentality

'A few years ago, I would have been a guy that hated going out running'

Sep 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 2,937 Views 0 Comments

A broken foot in the build up had appeared to put Mark English’s Rio hopes in jeopardy.

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'
# Rebel Treble
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# Rebel Treble

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'

Sep 18th 2016, 8:15 AM 11,681 Views 2 Comments

Noelle Lenihan paid tribute to her father after winning Paralympic bronze.

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race
# RIP
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# RIP

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race

Sep 17th 2016, 10:18 PM 37,746 Views 14 Comments

Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.

We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race
# Medal Alert
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# Medal Alert

We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race

Sep 17th 2016, 8:07 PM 23,328 Views 12 Comments

Ireland have now won five cycling medals in Rio.

'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice
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# Rio 2016

'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice

Sep 16th 2016, 11:17 PM 3,770 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old was happy to finish strongly.

Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night
# Rebels In Rio
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# Rebels In Rio

Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night

Sep 16th 2016, 5:44 PM 3,638 Views 0 Comments

Niamh McCarthy used Orla Barry’s silver-medal winning performance earlier in the day to spur her on to emulate the feat.