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#Rio 2016

'We kind of embarrassed the AIBA at the start and maybe we're being punished for that'
# Something Stinks
From The42
# Something Stinks

'We kind of embarrassed the AIBA at the start and maybe we're being punished for that'

Aug 16th 2016, 5:21 PM 18,195 Views 11 Comments

Eddie Bolger can’t quite believe how Michael Conlan lost today’s quarter-final bout.

800m champion Rudisha admits doping is a 'big problem' in Kenya
# Action Plan
From The42
# Action Plan

800m champion Rudisha admits doping is a 'big problem' in Kenya

Aug 16th 2016, 5:07 PM 6,729 Views 1 Comment

But the 27-year-old feels the country is on track to turn things around.

More than just Xs and Ys - The nuance is often lost in the Caster Semenya debate
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

More than just Xs and Ys - The nuance is often lost in the Caster Semenya debate

Aug 16th 2016, 4:57 PM 14,206 Views 16 Comments

Ross Tucker and David Epstein speak to The42 ahead of the South African’s 800m title tilt.

'Amateur boxing stinks' - Michael Conlan fumes after hugely-controversial defeat in Rio
# Raw
From The42
# Raw

'Amateur boxing stinks' - Michael Conlan fumes after hugely-controversial defeat in Rio

Aug 16th 2016, 4:55 PM 65,208 Views 126 Comments

The Belfast fighter was absolutely mugged.

History-maker! Ireland's Oliver Dingley has qualified for the final of the men's springboard
# Promised Land
From The42
# Promised Land

History-maker! Ireland's Oliver Dingley has qualified for the final of the men's springboard

Aug 16th 2016, 4:18 PM 6,600 Views 9 Comments

With only the top 12 qualifying for the final, the 23-year-old knew that his six dives needed to be consistent for him to stand a chance.

Daylight robbery as Michael Conlan denied Olympic medal by more farcical judging
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Daylight robbery as Michael Conlan denied Olympic medal by more farcical judging

Aug 16th 2016, 3:52 PM 132,090 Views 254 Comments

All three judges incredibly went for his Russian opponent in the first and third rounds.

Hotline Rings Ep. 8: Heartbreak for Katie Taylor, Rio's own Jesse Owens
# Hotline Rings
From The42
# Hotline Rings

Hotline Rings Ep. 8: Heartbreak for Katie Taylor, Rio's own Jesse Owens

Aug 16th 2016, 1:54 PM 4,415 Views 0 Comments

Sinead O’Carroll joins us with the latest news and analysis from Rio.

'I could sue you for that, do you know that?' Mark Cavendish lashes out at journalist's question
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'I could sue you for that, do you know that?' Mark Cavendish lashes out at journalist's question

Aug 16th 2016, 1:09 PM 21,176 Views 15 Comments

The cyclist claimed an Olympic silver medal last night but caused a collision that resulted in a South Korean athlete being rushed to hospital.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 11 From The42
Live Aug 16th 2016, 10:20 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 11

This Olympian became a meme when she loafed herself across the finish line to win gold
# Diving For Gold
# Diving For Gold

This Olympian became a meme when she loafed herself across the finish line to win gold

Aug 16th 2016, 9:17 AM 8,139 Views 0 Comments

Olympic diver on the track course.

Olympic Breakfast: Murphy and Conlan chasing medals, Barr in semi-final
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Murphy and Conlan chasing medals, Barr in semi-final

Aug 16th 2016, 8:32 AM 18,066 Views 14 Comments

It’s another bumper day of action in Brazil.

David Rudisha delivers 800m masterclass to defend his Olympic crown in Rio
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

David Rudisha delivers 800m masterclass to defend his Olympic crown in Rio

Aug 16th 2016, 8:11 AM 7,070 Views 0 Comments

The Kenyan lit up a damp night at the Olympic Stadium.

What happened to Katie Taylor?
# Post-mortem
From The42
# Post-mortem

What happened to Katie Taylor?

Aug 16th 2016, 8:00 AM 60,364 Views 53 Comments

Ireland’s nightmare week in the ring goes from bad to worse as champion crashes out.

Shaunae Miller snatches Olympic glory from Allyson Felix by diving over the line
# Photo Finish
From The42
# Photo Finish

Shaunae Miller snatches Olympic glory from Allyson Felix by diving over the line

Aug 16th 2016, 7:57 AM 9,968 Views 4 Comments

An incredible finish to the women’s 400m final in Rio last night.

Michael Conlan knows all about the man he must beat for a second Olympic medal
# From Russia With Love
From The42
# From Russia With Love

Michael Conlan knows all about the man he must beat for a second Olympic medal

Aug 16th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,261 Views 12 Comments

Russia’s Vladimir Niktin is no stranger.

The Irish hockey team went 'Full Evans' at the badminton tonight
# Shirts Off
From The42
# Shirts Off

The Irish hockey team went 'Full Evans' at the badminton tonight

Aug 16th 2016, 1:37 AM 9,479 Views 0 Comments

Hockey team show their support as Scott Evans bows out in the last 16.

Angry Billy Walsh savages 'crazy' boxing judging
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Angry Billy Walsh savages 'crazy' boxing judging

Aug 16th 2016, 12:56 AM 22,252 Views 18 Comments

The lightweight Mikaela Mayer suffered defeat in front of a mostly anti-American crowd to the Russian Anastasiia Beliakova.

19-year-old US prodigy Simone Biles suffers first defeat in final since 2013
# HUMAN AFTER ALL
From The42
# HUMAN AFTER ALL

19-year-old US prodigy Simone Biles suffers first defeat in final since 2013

Aug 16th 2016, 12:20 AM 9,357 Views 1 Comment

The gymnast’s dream of five-in-a-row ended at the Rio OIympics today.

Seven injured in Rio after overhead camera falls at Olympic Park
# Nasty
From The42
# Nasty

Seven injured in Rio after overhead camera falls at Olympic Park

Aug 15th 2016, 11:42 PM 5,296 Views 4 Comments

Ropes supporting the equipment broke this afternoon, sending it crashing to the ground.

Annalise Murphy will be guaranteed a medal if the sailing is cancelled again tomorrow
# Permutations
From The42
# Permutations

Annalise Murphy will be guaranteed a medal if the sailing is cancelled again tomorrow

Aug 15th 2016, 11:35 PM 8,197 Views 10 Comments

The Dubliner could also claim at least a bronze by finishing in the top five on Tuesday.

Diver Oliver Dingley advances to semi-final of men's 3m springboard
# Making Quite A Splash
From The42
# Making Quite A Splash

Diver Oliver Dingley advances to semi-final of men's 3m springboard

Aug 15th 2016, 10:37 PM 5,741 Views 5 Comments

The Harrowgate native saved his best dive of the day for last to qualify in 13th position.

Ireland's Scott Evans bows out of Rio Olympics after creating history
# Report
From The42
# Report

Ireland's Scott Evans bows out of Rio Olympics after creating history

Aug 15th 2016, 10:16 PM 45,673 Views 35 Comments

The Dubliner was defeated by Viktor Axelsen of Denmark this evening.

Annalise Murphy's medal race postponed after temperamental wind plays havoc in Rio
# Calm Before The Storm
From The42
# Calm Before The Storm

Annalise Murphy's medal race postponed after temperamental wind plays havoc in Rio

Aug 15th 2016, 8:10 PM 31,439 Views 18 Comments

There’s no chance of any sailing before 8pm.

'Absolutely delighted' Judy Reynolds earns new personal best in Olympics Dressage final
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

'Absolutely delighted' Judy Reynolds earns new personal best in Olympics Dressage final

Aug 15th 2016, 7:49 PM 5,574 Views 4 Comments

The Kildare native came 18th overall at the event in Rio today,

Judge orders the arrest of four executives from firm at the centre of Irish Olympic tickets probe
# THG
From TheJournal.ie
# THG

Judge orders the arrest of four executives from firm at the centre of Irish Olympic tickets probe

Aug 15th 2016, 6:32 PM 30,586 Views 0 Comments

A statement from THG says the charges are “concerning”.

'This is a surprise but not a total surprise' - We got the view from Finland on Katie Taylor's defeat
# Finnish Line
From The42
# Finnish Line

'This is a surprise but not a total surprise' - We got the view from Finland on Katie Taylor's defeat

Aug 15th 2016, 6:28 PM 6,365 Views 3 Comments

The42′s Niall Kelly caught up with journalist Esa Lilja to get a bit more insight into the woman who shattered the Bray fighter’s Olympic dreams.

British flyweight Muhammad Ali fails to live up to name as he exits Olympics in round of 16
# Stinging Defeat
From The42
# Stinging Defeat

British flyweight Muhammad Ali fails to live up to name as he exits Olympics in round of 16

Aug 15th 2016, 5:21 PM 4,302 Views 3 Comments

Venezuela’s Yoel Finol advances to the quarter-finals after his win.

'Beating Taylor is not my greatest moment - that's still to come'
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'Beating Taylor is not my greatest moment - that's still to come'

Aug 15th 2016, 5:16 PM 4,599 Views 7 Comments

‘Awesome’ to finally turn the tables on Taylor, says Mira Potkonen.

'It wasn't close. It was a shocking decision' - Katie Taylor's camp are absolutely raging
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'It wasn't close. It was a shocking decision' - Katie Taylor's camp are absolutely raging

Aug 15th 2016, 4:50 PM 79,012 Views 115 Comments

Katie’s Olympic reign comes to an end in shock defeat.

Treacy caps off stellar year with performance to be proud of in Olympic final
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Treacy caps off stellar year with performance to be proud of in Olympic final

Aug 15th 2016, 4:29 PM 6,513 Views 0 Comments

The 3,000m steeplechaser rubbed shoulders with the world’s elite this afternoon.

Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final
# On Track
From The42
# On Track

Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final

Aug 15th 2016, 4:25 PM 4,111 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man was the 10th fastest in the Olympic heats today.

Brazilian Paralympian kicked out of Games for doping
# Thrown Out
From The42
# Thrown Out

Brazilian Paralympian kicked out of Games for doping

Aug 15th 2016, 4:19 PM 3,477 Views 6 Comments

The International Paralympic Committee threw thrower Luciano dos Santos Pereira out after he tested positive for two banned substances.

Heartbroken Katie Taylor: I should be beating those girls, I don't know what to say about it
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Heartbroken Katie Taylor: I should be beating those girls, I don't know what to say about it

Aug 15th 2016, 4:08 PM 9,484 Views 12 Comments

The Bray boxer’s Olympic campaign is over after just one fight.

Bitter disappointment for Ireland as Katie Taylor crashes out of Rio Olympics
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

Bitter disappointment for Ireland as Katie Taylor crashes out of Rio Olympics

Aug 15th 2016, 3:18 PM 56,718 Views 169 Comments

The London gold medallist lost on split decision to Finland’s Mira Potkonen.

Hotline Rings Ep. 7: The fastest man in the world, big day for Irish women in Rio
# Hotline Rings
From The42
# Hotline Rings

Hotline Rings Ep. 7: The fastest man in the world, big day for Irish women in Rio

Aug 15th 2016, 1:28 PM 3,977 Views 5 Comments

Sinead O’Carroll joins us live from Rio de Janeiro.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 10 From The42
Live Aug 15th 2016, 12:12 PM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 10

'It was probably one of my worst performances': Michael Conlan is leaving nothing up to chance
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

'It was probably one of my worst performances': Michael Conlan is leaving nothing up to chance

Aug 15th 2016, 9:30 AM 8,323 Views 8 Comments

Medal showdown against Russia’s Nikitin awaits on Tuesday afternoon.

This Olympian horsed into a giant McDonald's feast after his Rio exit

This Olympian horsed into a giant McDonald's feast after his Rio exit

Aug 15th 2016, 9:24 AM 10,570 Views 1 Comment

What a beascht.

The life of Katie: Four years on from London, Ireland's golden girl faces her greatest challenge
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

The life of Katie: Four years on from London, Ireland's golden girl faces her greatest challenge

Aug 15th 2016, 8:00 AM 31,519 Views 43 Comments

Katie Taylor begins her Olympic campaign later with questions over the air of invincibility she’s held for so long.

OCI refuses to answer questions from Minister Shane Ross over ticket controversy
# Rio 2016
From TheJournal.ie
# Rio 2016

OCI refuses to answer questions from Minister Shane Ross over ticket controversy

Aug 15th 2016, 7:58 AM 20,004 Views 0 Comments

Minister Shane Ross said that he was “absolutely stunned” by the decision.