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Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13 From The42
Live Aug 18th 2016, 11:05 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13

Irish Olympian Thomas Barr has the best bio on Twitter right now
# Brb
# Brb

Irish Olympian Thomas Barr has the best bio on Twitter right now

Aug 18th 2016, 9:35 AM 7,553 Views 2 Comments

Sound out lad.

Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio
# No Action
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# No Action

Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio

Aug 18th 2016, 9:26 AM 31,762 Views 49 Comments

Earlier in the day amateur boxing’s world governing body said it had sent home an undisclosed number of officials.

People 'aren't aware' how tough it is to get to the Olympics, so we asked an Olympian
# Getting It Straight
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# Getting It Straight

People 'aren't aware' how tough it is to get to the Olympics, so we asked an Olympian

Aug 18th 2016, 8:23 AM 6,751 Views 2 Comments

Triathlete Gavin Noble recalls how much work goes into making it to an Olympic Games.

The O'Donovan brothers' rowing club is now selling these excellent t-shirts
# Skibb
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# Skibb

The O'Donovan brothers' rowing club is now selling these excellent t-shirts

Aug 18th 2016, 8:09 AM 13,793 Views 2 Comments

“We’re well used to a bit of wind!”

Durant leads USA into semis as Parker and Ginobili bow out
# Ball So Hard
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# Ball So Hard

Durant leads USA into semis as Parker and Ginobili bow out

Aug 18th 2016, 8:01 AM 5,358 Views 2 Comments

The Americans march on.

'I wasn't going to say I could have made an Olympics. I wasn't going to accept mediocrity'
# ... Tri Tri Again
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# ... Tri Tri Again

'I wasn't going to say I could have made an Olympics. I wasn't going to accept mediocrity'

Aug 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,252 Views 1 Comment

As he prepares to make his Olympic debut this afternoon, Bryan Keane looks back on the painful and arduous journey to the realisation of his dream.

48 seconds from immortality: The biggest day of Thomas Barr's career
# Fear Thar Barr
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# Fear Thar Barr

48 seconds from immortality: The biggest day of Thomas Barr's career

Aug 18th 2016, 7:30 AM 33,126 Views 27 Comments

Waterford star set to end Ireland’s 84-year wait for an Olympic track sprint final.

Insult to injury: Russian who 'beat' Conlan unlikely to fight in Olympic semi
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Insult to injury: Russian who 'beat' Conlan unlikely to fight in Olympic semi

Aug 17th 2016, 8:43 PM 77,133 Views 78 Comments

Vladimir Nikitin may be too injured to fight, it emerged this evening.

Despite a birdie on the opening hole, Leona Maguire didn't have the day she wanted in Rio
# Work To Do
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# Work To Do

Despite a birdie on the opening hole, Leona Maguire didn't have the day she wanted in Rio

Aug 17th 2016, 5:08 PM 4,747 Views 0 Comments

She’ll have to go low tomorrow.

US swimmer Ryan Lochte ordered to stay in Brazil by judge
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

US swimmer Ryan Lochte ordered to stay in Brazil by judge

Aug 17th 2016, 4:26 PM 58,426 Views 27 Comments

The 12-time medal winner claimed he was robbed at gunpoint.

Boxing results stand but some Olympic judges sent home from Rio
# Boxing
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# Boxing

Boxing results stand but some Olympic judges sent home from Rio

Aug 17th 2016, 3:14 PM 62,474 Views 123 Comments

At least two of the judges involved in Michael Conlan’s controversial defeat are still scoring fights in Rio.

'I know that's she's not fit' - Disappointment for Ciara Everard as her Rio dream ends
# Report
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# Report

'I know that's she's not fit' - Disappointment for Ciara Everard as her Rio dream ends

Aug 17th 2016, 3:10 PM 10,135 Views 7 Comments

The Kilkenny native finished last and looked well below her best in today’s event.

5 things to know about Irish Olympic tickets controversy
# Trouble
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# Trouble

5 things to know about Irish Olympic tickets controversy

Aug 17th 2016, 2:57 PM 14,360 Views 0 Comments

Pat Hickey has been arrested in connection with the scandal in Rio today.

VIDEO: Relive Thomas Barr's incredible display in the 400m hurdles semi-final
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

VIDEO: Relive Thomas Barr's incredible display in the 400m hurdles semi-final

Aug 17th 2016, 1:04 PM 13,361 Views 14 Comments

If you were asleep when it happened, we’ve got you covered.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 12 From The42
Live Aug 17th 2016, 11:35 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 12

That time we went drifting with hurdles star Thomas Barr
# Fast And Furious
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# Fast And Furious

That time we went drifting with hurdles star Thomas Barr

Aug 17th 2016, 11:28 AM 6,131 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to the Irish athlete about life on and off the track.

'I've a calendar with every date he was in camp': John Conlan fights back in O'Reilly row
# Where's Michael?
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# Where's Michael?

'I've a calendar with every date he was in camp': John Conlan fights back in O'Reilly row

Aug 17th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,036 Views 14 Comments

Conlan insists that disgraced O’Reilly only spent 16 days with camp in the immediate run-up to Rio.

Olympic breakfast: All eyes on Neymar while Maguire, Meadow and Everard get campaigns underway
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# Rio 2016

Olympic breakfast: All eyes on Neymar while Maguire, Meadow and Everard get campaigns underway

Aug 17th 2016, 10:30 AM 16,685 Views 6 Comments

Some of the biggest names in athletics are in action tonight.

A five-year-old from Dublin has offered his school medal to Michael Conlan
# Little Hero
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# Little Hero

A five-year-old from Dublin has offered his school medal to Michael Conlan

Aug 17th 2016, 10:10 AM 4,921 Views 11 Comments

“I want you to have my school medal because you are a winner.”

Two runners put medal hopes on hold to help each other finish race after ugly fall
# Keep On Running
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# Keep On Running

Two runners put medal hopes on hold to help each other finish race after ugly fall

Aug 17th 2016, 9:39 AM 7,411 Views 2 Comments

Both women were given exemptions to advance to the semi-finals as a result of the fall.

Michael Conlan and the outburst heard round the world
# Robbed
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# Robbed

Michael Conlan and the outburst heard round the world

Aug 17th 2016, 9:30 AM 73,229 Views 105 Comments

Conlan’s furious comments grab headlines as spotlight turns on more questionable judging decisions.

Zaur Antia 'very confident' that he's the man to lead Irish boxing
# Zaur Point
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# Zaur Point

Zaur Antia 'very confident' that he's the man to lead Irish boxing

Aug 17th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,103 Views 4 Comments

Interim head coach wants to keep working with Irish team despite interest from elsewhere.

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'
# Silver Linings
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# Silver Linings

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'

Aug 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,487 Views 11 Comments

A silver lining for Annalise Murphy after the pain of London 2012.

The numbers don't lie! Stats back up claim that Michael Conlan was robbed
# Scandal
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# Scandal

The numbers don't lie! Stats back up claim that Michael Conlan was robbed

Aug 17th 2016, 6:45 AM 14,858 Views 28 Comments

Conlan threw and connected more punches in disputed third round against the Russian.

'One of the greatest Irish performances' - Stunning Thomas Barr reaches 400m hurdles final
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

'One of the greatest Irish performances' - Stunning Thomas Barr reaches 400m hurdles final

Aug 17th 2016, 1:54 AM 53,816 Views 54 Comments

The Waterford native finished first at the Rio Olympics and set a new national record in the process.

Boxing authorities reject Conlan's 'cheats' claims, as IABA call for review of judging process
# Response
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# Response

Boxing authorities reject Conlan's 'cheats' claims, as IABA call for review of judging process

Aug 17th 2016, 12:35 AM 12,185 Views 8 Comments

The stats also suggested the Belfast native was hard done by, as Russian Vladimir Nikitin was declared the victor by unanimous decision.

That's what you call a power couple: Kenny's keirin triumph makes it 10 golds for him and Trott
# Dynamic Duo
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# Dynamic Duo

That's what you call a power couple: Kenny's keirin triumph makes it 10 golds for him and Trott

Aug 17th 2016, 12:09 AM 7,601 Views 7 Comments

The 28-year-old moves level with Chris Hoy on six gold medals and one silver.

Ireland's Oliver Dingley earns PB in Olympics diving final having gone beyond expectations
# Report
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# Report

Ireland's Oliver Dingley earns PB in Olympics diving final having gone beyond expectations

Aug 16th 2016, 11:31 PM 34,505 Views 62 Comments

The 23-year-old diver impressed at the Rio Games this evening, and finished in eighth place.

US teen gymnast Biles claims record-equalling fourth Olympic women's gold
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

US teen gymnast Biles claims record-equalling fourth Olympic women's gold

Aug 16th 2016, 9:02 PM 5,990 Views 1 Comment

The three-time world floor champion scored 15.966 points to lead a US 1-2 ahead of Aly Raisman (15.500).

Heartbreak for Marta and Brazil as Swedish women win semi-final on penalties
# Party Poopers
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# Party Poopers

Heartbreak for Marta and Brazil as Swedish women win semi-final on penalties

Aug 16th 2016, 8:53 PM 4,677 Views 11 Comments

The gold medal dream is over for the female footballers from the host nation.

We'll Leave it There So: Redemption for Annalise, Conlan outrage and all today's sport
# Tuesday
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# Tuesday

We'll Leave it There So: Redemption for Annalise, Conlan outrage and all today's sport

Aug 16th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,853 Views 13 Comments

Plus, Ireland’s Oliver Dingley makes history as he qualifies for the final of the men’s springboard.

Victory for McGovern and Seaton clinches spot in 49er medal race
# Winning Feeling
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# Winning Feeling

Victory for McGovern and Seaton clinches spot in 49er medal race

Aug 16th 2016, 8:22 PM 7,326 Views 4 Comments

However, there wasn’t such good news for Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster.

'Shell-shocked' Annalise Murphy writes herself into Irish Olympic history
# Sound Of Silver
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# Sound Of Silver

'Shell-shocked' Annalise Murphy writes herself into Irish Olympic history

Aug 16th 2016, 7:25 PM 7,752 Views 1 Comment

Fearless Murphy goes on the attack to claim first sailing medal since 1980.

'You can't win better' - Resigned Zaur Antia baffled by judges' verdicts
# Going Home
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# Going Home

'You can't win better' - Resigned Zaur Antia baffled by judges' verdicts

Aug 16th 2016, 7:14 PM 18,460 Views 16 Comments

The Team Ireland coach reckons Irish boxers have been victims of bad decisions.

'This has been the longest week ever!' Annalise Murphy's family overjoyed at Olympics success
# Happy Days
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# Happy Days

'This has been the longest week ever!' Annalise Murphy's family overjoyed at Olympics success

Aug 16th 2016, 6:38 PM 28,283 Views 13 Comments

The sailor’s brother, sister and mother were among those watching on in Rio this afternoon.

Humiliating for reigning Olympic champion diver after he scores 0.00 for disastrous face-plant
# Ouch
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# Ouch

Humiliating for reigning Olympic champion diver after he scores 0.00 for disastrous face-plant

Aug 16th 2016, 6:21 PM 29,154 Views 19 Comments

Ilia Zakharov is heading home after inexplicable moment during the men’s diving.

Disappointment for Tori Pena and Greg Broderick on a mixed day for the Irish in Rio
# What Might Have Been
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# What Might Have Been

Disappointment for Tori Pena and Greg Broderick on a mixed day for the Irish in Rio

Aug 16th 2016, 5:41 PM 6,704 Views 7 Comments

Both athletes fell short in their quest to progress.

She's done it! Annalise Murphy claims silver in women's laser radial sailing
# Redemption In Rio
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# Redemption In Rio

She's done it! Annalise Murphy claims silver in women's laser radial sailing

Aug 16th 2016, 5:35 PM 60,106 Views 80 Comments

It was a memorable day for the 26-year-old Dubliner.

'AIBA a f*****g disgrace to sport!' Paddy Barnes and others react to Michael Conlan's Olympics loss
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'AIBA a f*****g disgrace to sport!' Paddy Barnes and others react to Michael Conlan's Olympics loss

Aug 16th 2016, 5:22 PM 24,791 Views 30 Comments

“I thought Katie’s was really bad yesterday, but this takes the biscuit.”