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#Road to Rio

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 10 sports Brazil is pinning its medal hopes on at the Rio Olympics Home Hopes

10 sports Brazil is pinning its medal hopes on at the Rio Olympics

From judo to archery, we’ve got you covered.

From The42 Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends Road To Rio

Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends

Ellis O’Reilly talks to The42 about staying calm but exploding off the vault as she makes her Olympic debut on Sunday.

From The42 'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment COYBIG

'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment

After near misses in 2008 and 2012, the Irish hockey team are ready to make their mark in Rio.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan

The 38-year-old Corkman will become the first Irish athlete to compete in five consecutive Olympics’.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds

Reynolds and her horse Vancouver K will be flying the flag for Ireland in dressage in Rio.

From The42 'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way' Road To Rio This post contains videos

'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way'

Ireland’s Dan Martin has his sights set on glory in the Olympic cycling road race this Saturday.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure

The Latvian-born rower will be representing Ireland at an Olympics for the second time.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicholas Quinn The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicholas Quinn

The Mayo swimmer will be going to his first Olympic Games.

From The42 'People thought it was a joke’: Remembering when Dublin dreamed of hosting the 2016 Olympics Ringsend Or Rio?

'People thought it was a joke’: Remembering when Dublin dreamed of hosting the 2016 Olympics

Once upon a time, Dublin officials set their sights on bringing the biggest show on earth to Ireland.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly

Leitrim runner set to make her Olympic debut at the age of 38.

From The42 Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion Whistleblower

Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion

It’s unclear whether or not the appeal will be successful.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr

The national record holder will be hoping that his injury problems won’t cost him in Rio.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley

Australian-born cyclist set to make history despite nightmare run of injuries.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Irvine The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Irvine

The 20-year-old Belfast native will be one of the youngest Irish competitors at the Games.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce

The Donegal native will participate in the 50k race walk in Rio.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly

O’Reilly will be the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games.

From The42 Two of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls had their final prep runs before Rio tonight Road To Rio

Two of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls had their final prep runs before Rio tonight

Ciara Mageean ran an 800m PB while Mark English recorded his best time of the season.

From The42 Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio Road To Rio

Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio

Fastest man on the planet shakes off injury concerns on his comeback.

Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Sergiu Ciobanu is now focusing on winning a place for Tokyo 2020.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English

The man from Donegal will be flying the flag for Ireland in the men’s 800m in Rio next month.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: The 3-day eventing team The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: The 3-day eventing team

Clare Abbott, Jonty Evans, Mark Kyle and Padraig McCarthy make up the quartet.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch

The Carlow Laser sailor will be the youngest Irish helmsman ever to compete at the Olympics.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe

We continue our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the lightweight women’s sculls pair.

From The42 Scotland international and Welsh centre's brother make Team GB squad for Rio sevens In The Genes

Scotland international and Welsh centre's brother make Team GB squad for Rio sevens

England winger Anthony Watson’s older brother Marcus also made the grade.

From The42 Super Bowl winner gets call to play sevens for USA at Olympics Patriot Games

Super Bowl winner gets call to play sevens for USA at Olympics

Nate Ebner will miss about two weeks of pre-season training due to his commitment to Rio.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard

The Kilkenny native is next up in our series looking at the Irish team heading to Rio.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle

This Canada-based Limerick woman knows her way around a medal presentation.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Scott Evans The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Scott Evans

We kick off our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the country’s top badminton player.

From The42 'For an hour a day I let myself think about that moment': Ireland's modern man dares to dream Modern Man

'For an hour a day I let myself think about that moment': Ireland's modern man dares to dream

Modern pentathlete Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe goes to Rio as current European champion and a man on a mission.

From The42 The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates Green Machine This post contains videos

The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates

Ireland open their historic campaign against India on 6 September.

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 Harrington, Power and Maguire to represent Ireland in Rio Brazil Bound

Harrington, Power and Maguire to represent Ireland in Rio

Stephanie Meadow has also made the women’s reserve list for Brazil.

From The42 10 months after kidney transplant, Aries Merritt misses Rio place by an agonising 0.01 seconds Road To Rio

10 months after kidney transplant, Aries Merritt misses Rio place by an agonising 0.01 seconds

“Nothing can be worse than being told you’ll never run again, even if you come up short.”

From The42 We took to the diving board with a Team Ireland star at the National Aquatic Centre 10 For Effort
From The42 Gregan scrapes through European Championships heat on disappointing day for Gillick Mixed Bag

Gregan scrapes through European Championships heat on disappointing day for Gillick

Elsewhere, Sinead Denny secured qualification from the women’s 400m heats in Amsterdam.

From The42 Justin Gatlin is getting quicker and quicker as the Olympics get closer and closer Rio 2016 This post contains videos

Justin Gatlin is getting quicker and quicker as the Olympics get closer and closer

Controversial American sprinter sends a message to Bolt as he books his Olympic place.

From The42 'People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea!' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary Rio 2016

'People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea!' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary

Irish Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane takes us off to Fuerteventura for some warm weather training and back again.

From The42 Ireland women's sevens side set up showdown with Tunisia Road To Rio

Ireland women's sevens side set up showdown with Tunisia

The hosts saw off China earlier.

From The42 Ireland book Olympic 7s qualifier quarter-final spot with win over Portugal Road To Rio

Ireland book Olympic 7s qualifier quarter-final spot with win over Portugal

Amee Leigh Murphy-Crowe scored two tries for Ireland.

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