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#Rio Olympics

From The42 Nike's groundbreaking project shut down in disgrace Closure

Nike's groundbreaking project shut down in disgrace

The fallout from the Alberto Salazar controversy continues.

From The42 Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

From The42 Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family RIP

Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family

“She was not the Kelly that we knew,” her father said, after she struggled to recover from an accident.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues' Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

From TheJournal.ie Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k Pat Hickey

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k

Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.

From TheJournal.ie Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal Tickets

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.

From The42 One year on from the Rio Olympics, the venues look like they've been abandoned for decades Legacy
From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

From The42 Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost Upgrade

Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost

The modern pentathlete has retrospectively been awarded a sixth-place finish at the Rio Games.

From The42 ‘A better contract wasn’t forthcoming’ – The man leaving Irish boxing behind for Germany Interview

‘A better contract wasn’t forthcoming’ – The man leaving Irish boxing behind for Germany

The IABA confirmed Eddie Bolger’s departure earlier this week. The experienced coach subsequently spoke to The42 about his reasons for the move.

From The42 Sinéad Lynch thankful for structures in her life that make it easier to move on from Olympics Olympic Dreams

Sinéad Lynch thankful for structures in her life that make it easier to move on from Olympics

Sinéad Lynch is still hopeful that she can strive for the Tokyo Olympics

From The42 'Everyone recognises what Ireland have done but 2017 is going to be even bigger' The Green Machine This post contains videos

'Everyone recognises what Ireland have done but 2017 is going to be even bigger'

At the end of a historic year for Irish hockey, David Harte joined us to look back on 2016 and discuss what’s next for the team.

From The42 Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Annalise Murphy deserves to be on the shortlist RTÉ SPOTY

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Annalise Murphy deserves to be on the shortlist

2016 was the year of redemption for Annalise Murphy.

From The42 OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers Delay

OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers

The Executive Committee has taken the decision after the threat of a High Court injunction from Pat Hickey’s legal team.

From The42 Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade Imposters This post contains videos

Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade

The cheeky pair got past security and onto the women’s hockey team’s float.

From The42 John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal Statement

John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal

The FAI’s chief executive says he is reconsidering his voluntary position with the OCI.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14 Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14

London 2012 bronze medallist Rob Heffernan leads the way for Team Ireland on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story Altercation

Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story

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

From The42 Thai schoolkids have a song about Ireland's Olympic heroes the O'Donovan brothers Pull Like A Dog This post contains videos

Thai schoolkids have a song about Ireland's Olympic heroes the O'Donovan brothers

The Thai Tims return to pay tribute to the Skibbereen silver medallists.

From The42 'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio' Rio 2016

'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'

After winning World and European gold in 2015, Michael Conlan tells The42 why he is now ready to achieve his boyhood dream in Rio.

From The42 After a brave run, Mark English fails to qualify for Olympic final Rio 2016

After a brave run, Mark English fails to qualify for Olympic final

The Donegal man came across the line in fifth position, not quite enough to progress.

From The42 Golfers who showed up humbled by those who fought to be here Rio 2016

Golfers who showed up humbled by those who fought to be here

“And then she tells us she’s a doctor as well. It’s like, ‘You’ve gotta be kidding’ – and that’s what I mean by humbling.”

From The42 Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door' Rio 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'

The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle

Competing in the modern pentathlon, the Meath athlete will appear at her second Games in Rio.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty

The 35 year-old Down native will compete in the 3000m steeplechase.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean

The 24-year-old is aiming to add more silverware after earning a European bronze medal already this year.

From The42 Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics Prodigy This post contains videos

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics

Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Stephanie Meadow The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Stephanie Meadow

Our athlete-by-athlete profiles continue with the fourth and final golfer representing Ireland in Rio.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Joe Ward The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Joe Ward

Already a European champion, the 22-year-old boxer has his sights set on an Olympic medal.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn

The Cork runner takes part in the 3,000m steeplechase next month.

From The42 'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics Stance

'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics

800m runner Yuliya Stepanova has been running under a neutral flag at recent events.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paddy Barnes The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paddy Barnes

Team Ireland’s flag-bearer is vying to make history on his third appearance at the Games.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy

The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.

From The42 How Russia doped: A hole in the wall, a secret urine bank and table salt No Stone Unturned

How Russia doped: A hole in the wall, a secret urine bank and table salt

Night-time visits by Russian secret service agents were also part of the scheme, the McLaren report claims.

From The42 Team Ireland has one more golfer confirmed for Rio as Stephanie Meadow gets the call On The Plane

Team Ireland has one more golfer confirmed for Rio as Stephanie Meadow gets the call

The 24-year-old joins Leona Maguire, Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power.

Ireland's Rob Heffernan to join Olympic elite by competing at fifth successive Games

The Cork race walker will make history in Rio.

McIlroy: I'll probably watch the Olympics, but I’m not sure golf is one of the sports I’ll watch

The Northern Irishman hammered home his point that the Olympics doesn’t have the same meaning to golfers as other athletes.

From The42 Golf chief criticises the sport's big names for 'overreacting' to Zika virus threat Criticism

Golf chief criticises the sport's big names for 'overreacting' to Zika virus threat

Peter Dawson says the mass exodus ‘hasn’t shed golf in the best light.’

From The42 Mickey Harte, Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy part of the Irish hockey team's Rio preparations No Excuses

Mickey Harte, Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy part of the Irish hockey team's Rio preparations

Craig Fulton named his 16-man squad for the Olympics yesterday as the final countdown begins.

From The42 Barr wishes he was 'in same shape' as last year with injury making it a race against time for Rio Tick Tock

Barr wishes he was 'in same shape' as last year with injury making it a race against time for Rio

The hard work begins now for the 400m hurdler.

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