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#Rio 2016

From The42 'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off' Interview

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'

Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.

From The42 A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites Learning Curve

A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites

It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.

From The42 US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal Banned

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal

The 32-year-old has to serve 20 hours of community service and will not receive a monthly salary for the duration of the suspension.

From The42 Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run Rio 2016

Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run

The DCU student was the first Irish athlete in action at the Olympic Stadium.

From The42 'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory Paralympics

'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory

All eyes will be on Rio’s Velodrome over the next few days as Ireland’s cyclists go in search of Paralympic success.

From The42 The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule Rio 2016

The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule

Strap yourself in for 10 consecutive days of sporting action.

From The42 Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony Curtain Raiser
From The42 A month after fracturing her spine in a horror crash at the Olympics, Dutch rider wins race Recovery

A month after fracturing her spine in a horror crash at the Olympics, Dutch rider wins race

“I hadn’t expected this at all,” she told reporters.

From The42 Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis Let The Games Begin

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis

Organisers have been forced to overcome considerable obstacles but the Paralympic Games get underway tonight.

From The42 ‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that' Interview

‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that'

Four years on from double Paralympic gold, Mark Rohan now leads a very different life as he begins the next chapter in his career.

From The42 Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Gold Rush This post contains videos

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Ireland brought home an impressive haul from the London 2012 Paralympics, and are well poised to do so again.

From The42 Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012 Paralympics This post contains videos

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012

The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.

From The42 From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream Teenage Dreams

From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream

Dubliner Orla Comerford is preparing to represent Ireland in the Paralympics. This is her story.

Cork City Samba invented this O'Donovan brothers remix of 'row, row, row your boat'

Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.

From The42 The Cork City Samba Band led a brilliant singalong for the O'Donovan brothers Skibbereen

The Cork City Samba Band led a brilliant singalong for the O'Donovan brothers

Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football

Ireland have qualified for the 7-a-side football tournament for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government Rio 2016

Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the 71-year-old, his family has said.

From The42 Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes Rio 2016

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes

They’re hosting a two-day event in Moscow.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists

We’ve taken a closer look at Team Ireland ahead of the Games.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

From The42 WATCH: 'It's just a standard Monday night in Skibbereen' - the O'Donovans are welcomed home Skibb
From The42 Paul O'Donovan: 'We're not great at judging crowds but I’d say there's a million or something here' Skibb
From The42 The whole of Skibbereen came out for the O'Donovan brothers' homecoming this evening Pull Like A Dog
From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing

We continue our look at the athletes will be flying the flag in Rio next month.

From The42 US Olympic hero Katie Ledecky on why she's passing up an estimated $5 million per year Bigger Picture

US Olympic hero Katie Ledecky on why she's passing up an estimated $5 million per year

The 19-year-old American star is set to attend Stanford University.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games begins today.

From The42 O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph Joy

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph

Paul and Gary will enjoy further acclaim as they prepare for an open-top bus celebration in Skibbereen.

From The42 The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting

Also, pondering what happens when Roger Federer’s ageless body finally gives up and the increased violence in wrestling.

From The42 Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion Impressive

Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion

The Portaferry runner knocked five seconds off her personal best tonight

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation" Tickets

Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"

Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.

From TheJournal.ie Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games Against The Rules

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

From The42 Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign Interview

Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign

Ireland’s number one reflects on a historic Olympics, explains why he is weighing up his options and opens up on the camaraderie in the Irish camp.

From The42 'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life' Rio 2016

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'

Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.

From The42 'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it' Rio 2016

'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'

Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cyclist Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.

From The42 Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan Ah Here

Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan

All of the country’s medallists will be given a new set of wheels.

From The42 Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes Rio 2016

Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes

Ireland’s athletes depart for Rio this afternoon.

From The42 An Post did a stellar job of delivering this letter to Annalise Murphy Limited Info
From The42 Solo given six-month suspension for 'cowards' outburst after US Olympic exit Abandon Hope

Solo given six-month suspension for 'cowards' outburst after US Olympic exit

The 35-year-old wasn’t happy with how Sweden played in Rio.

From The42 Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics Rio 2016

Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics

McIlroy rejected the chance to represent Ireland in Rio over health concerns related to the Zika virus.