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Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 15 From The42
Live Aug 20th 2016, 10:48 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 15

Olympic Breakfast: Ireland's European champion continues in the modern pentathlon
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Olympic Breakfast: Ireland's European champion continues in the modern pentathlon

Aug 20th 2016, 9:11 AM 20,847 Views 11 Comments

Plus, Neymar aims to lead Brazil to gold on the penultimate day of the Rio Games.

'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan
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'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan

Aug 20th 2016, 7:50 AM 22,117 Views 11 Comments

Rob Heffernan was a happy man, crossing the finish line in sixth position.

'Triple-triple!' History-maker Usain Bolt bows out of the Olympics in style
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'Triple-triple!' History-maker Usain Bolt bows out of the Olympics in style

Aug 20th 2016, 7:30 AM 31,123 Views 19 Comments

Japan’s quartet took a surprise silver in 37.60sec while Canada claimed bronze.

Leona Maguire shouldn’t be so disappointed - but it speaks volumes that she is
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Leona Maguire shouldn’t be so disappointed - but it speaks volumes that she is

Aug 20th 2016, 1:04 AM 10,130 Views 3 Comments

Maguire “way outperforming her ranking,” Paul McGinley says.

Germany take women's football gold
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Germany take women's football gold

Aug 20th 2016, 12:09 AM 2,935 Views 1 Comment

Dzsenifer Marozsan scored Germany’s opener and fired in the free-kick that led to their second as Sweden were beaten in the Maracana.

'I gave it everything': Delighted Natalya Coyle finishes 7th in modern pentathlon
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'I gave it everything': Delighted Natalya Coyle finishes 7th in modern pentathlon

Aug 19th 2016, 11:25 PM 8,735 Views 16 Comments

The 25-year-old went into the final event with an eye on an Olympic medal.

France's Estelle Mossely takes gold in Katie Taylor's lightweight division
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France's Estelle Mossely takes gold in Katie Taylor's lightweight division

Aug 19th 2016, 10:35 PM 6,058 Views 3 Comments

Mossely turned 24 today.

Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry
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Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry

Aug 19th 2016, 9:14 PM 25,788 Views 0 Comments

A retired judge will lead the inquiry into the Olympic ticket-touting scandal, but will be unable to compel witnesses.

We'll Leave It There So: Rob Heffernan's heroism, Pat Hickey's hell and all today's sport
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We'll Leave It There So: Rob Heffernan's heroism, Pat Hickey's hell and all today's sport

Aug 19th 2016, 8:47 PM 25,251 Views 14 Comments

Elsewhere, Ryan Lochte starts to grovel and Conor McGregor weighs in for UFC 202.

Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts
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Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts

Aug 19th 2016, 8:35 PM 3,142 Views 2 Comments

IPC president Philip Craven is confident of delivering a strong Paralympic Games despite a slash in the budget.

Despite magic moments from athletes, these Games may force us to see what the Olympics has become
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Despite magic moments from athletes, these Games may force us to see what the Olympics has become

Aug 19th 2016, 6:20 PM 4,138 Views 0 Comments

The exploits of the O’Donovans, Annalise Murphy and others shouldn’t distract us from the bloated movement’s major problems, writes Tommy Martin.

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach
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An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach

Aug 19th 2016, 6:14 PM 6,597 Views 4 Comments

Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km
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'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km

Aug 19th 2016, 4:39 PM 27,142 Views 39 Comments

The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.

The moment Thomas Barr ran into his parents after the Olympic final was just lovely
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The moment Thomas Barr ran into his parents after the Olympic final was just lovely

Aug 19th 2016, 4:11 PM 6,762 Views 3 Comments

Leapt on him.

Foil Arms and Hog's new sketch sums up the Irish Olympic boxing debacle
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Foil Arms and Hog's new sketch sums up the Irish Olympic boxing debacle

Aug 19th 2016, 4:10 PM 4,793 Views 0 Comments

Michael Conlan is LOVING it.

Ryan Lochte sorry for 'not being more careful and candid' regarding fabricated mugging story
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Ryan Lochte sorry for 'not being more careful and candid' regarding fabricated mugging story

Aug 19th 2016, 4:00 PM 23,423 Views 43 Comments

The US swimmer has held his hands up and admitted the story was made up.

Pat Hickey has been transferred to Bangu Prison in Rio de Janeiro
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Pat Hickey has been transferred to Bangu Prison in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 19th 2016, 3:27 PM 34,458 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it will ‘co-operate fully’ with a State inquiry into the ongoing ticket-touting scandal.

US Olympic Committee apologises to city of Rio for swimmers' actions
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US Olympic Committee apologises to city of Rio for swimmers' actions

Aug 19th 2016, 1:44 PM 2,520 Views 9 Comments

Four swimmers, including Ryan Lochte, claimed to be robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

Usain Bolt reckons his opponents are too slow
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Usain Bolt reckons his opponents are too slow

Aug 19th 2016, 1:32 PM 7,546 Views 12 Comments

Usain Bolt took a subtle jab at his opponents after winning the 200m final.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14 From The42
Live Aug 19th 2016, 11:54 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14

US swimmer James Feigen to pay $10,800 following Rio robbery scandal
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US swimmer James Feigen to pay $10,800 following Rio robbery scandal

Aug 19th 2016, 10:45 AM 60,443 Views 64 Comments

The US Olympic swimmers originally claimed that they were mugged at gunpoint while drunk.

British TV presenter Charlie Webster brought out of induced coma in Rio
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British TV presenter Charlie Webster brought out of induced coma in Rio

Aug 19th 2016, 7:57 AM 24,009 Views 4 Comments

The presenter fell ill with a rare strain of malaria.

Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan
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Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan

Aug 19th 2016, 7:54 AM 7,524 Views 0 Comments

All today’s action heading into the final weekend of Rio 2016.

Bolt reigns supreme! Sprint king retains 200m crown in Olympic farewell
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Bolt reigns supreme! Sprint king retains 200m crown in Olympic farewell

Aug 19th 2016, 2:54 AM 34,700 Views 39 Comments

Bolt wins third straight 200m title, beating rising star Andre de Grasse into second.

A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run
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A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run

Aug 19th 2016, 12:30 AM 11,628 Views 13 Comments

“Running without competition is just strange.”

Three athletes disqualified from Olympic Games after failing drug tests
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Three athletes disqualified from Olympic Games after failing drug tests

Aug 18th 2016, 10:12 PM 14,457 Views 15 Comments

Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Xinyi Chen are the competitors in question.

19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon
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19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon

Aug 18th 2016, 9:32 PM 6,144 Views 4 Comments

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe won 16 of his duels and will have a rest day tomorrow before the men’s event is run off in full on Saturday.

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium
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Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium

Aug 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 24,322 Views 26 Comments

The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.

Maguire back in medal contention with stunning second round in Rio
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Maguire back in medal contention with stunning second round in Rio

Aug 18th 2016, 8:49 PM 9,949 Views 6 Comments

Stephanie Meadow also impressed today in excellent scoring conditions.

We'll Leave It There So: Barr's bittersweet day, bad news for McGeady and today's sport
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We'll Leave It There So: Barr's bittersweet day, bad news for McGeady and today's sport

Aug 18th 2016, 8:10 PM 23,996 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, the boxing controversy in Rio took another turn and John Muldoon is staying on as Connacht captain.

Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story
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Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story

Aug 18th 2016, 8:10 PM 119,169 Views 100 Comments

Doubt has been cast over the testimonies of four US Olympians who claimed they were mugged at gunpoint in Rio.

Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair
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Pat Hickey taken from Rio hospital in a wheelchair

Aug 18th 2016, 7:47 PM 35,785 Views 0 Comments

Hickey has had cardiac issues in the past and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

More questions for Olympic boxing after AIBA Executive Director is 'reassigned'
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More questions for Olympic boxing after AIBA Executive Director is 'reassigned'

Aug 18th 2016, 7:21 PM 33,620 Views 35 Comments

Karim Bouzidi will now take up a new role with immediate effect.

The entire country is now in love with Thomas Barr and his whole family
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The entire country is now in love with Thomas Barr and his whole family

Aug 18th 2016, 5:33 PM 8,604 Views 0 Comments

Best fourth placer ever!

'It's insane - I never thought I'd see the day': Thomas raises the Barr in Rio
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'It's insane - I never thought I'd see the day': Thomas raises the Barr in Rio

Aug 18th 2016, 5:20 PM 5,205 Views 1 Comment

‘I kicked like an absolute animal in the last 80 metres and thought I might have sneaked it on the line’, admitted the Waterford native.

Gold and silver for Brownlee brothers in men's triathlon as Keane finishes in 40th
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Gold and silver for Brownlee brothers in men's triathlon as Keane finishes in 40th

Aug 18th 2016, 5:02 PM 5,889 Views 4 Comments

Alistair had six seconds to spare over his younger brother Jonathan on a challenging Rio course.

Hotline Rings Ep. 9: Don't answer the door in your bathrobe, Barr reaches the final hurdle
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Hotline Rings Ep. 9: Don't answer the door in your bathrobe, Barr reaches the final hurdle

Aug 18th 2016, 1:36 PM 5,046 Views 0 Comments

Niall Kelly joins us with reaction and analysis from Rio de Janeiro.

'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty'
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'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty'

Aug 18th 2016, 12:16 PM 8,647 Views 0 Comments

Former Irish hurdler Derval O’Rourke was speaking after a dramatic day for OCI president Pat Hickey.

Usain Bolt and his Canadian rival so comfortable that they laughed across the finish line
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Usain Bolt and his Canadian rival so comfortable that they laughed across the finish line

Aug 18th 2016, 11:42 AM 12,243 Views 6 Comments

The pair steadily built a big lead during the 200-metre semi-final at the Rio Olympics.