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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Today’s News

From The42 Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today Squad Trim

Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today

Despite over 100 bans, a sizeable group of Russian athletes will depart Moscow today.

# olympic-games - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'It's a clear case of conspiracy,' claims Indian shot putter after failing dope test Rio 2016

'It's a clear case of conspiracy,' claims Indian shot putter after failing dope test

The country has been hit with two doping scandals this week.

# olympic-games - Monday 25 July, 2016

From The42 Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics Response

Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics

The 30-year-old said that the move would discourage future whistle-blowers from coming forward.

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 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Oliver Dingley The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Oliver Dingley

All you need to know about the first diver to represent the Irish team at the Games in 68 years.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly

The Ballymena brawler is confident of winning a medal after qualifying at the expense of Adam Nolan.

# olympic-games - Sunday 24 July, 2016

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 Australia set to boycott Rio Olympics athletes village Unimpressed

Australia set to boycott Rio Olympics athletes village

The team’s officials said they have raised their concerns with local organisers.

# olympic-games - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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.

# olympic-games - Thursday 21 July, 2016

From The42 Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics Doping

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics

Decision paves the way for a blanket ban on the entire Russian team.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

From The42 At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics Kimpossible

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics

The St Kitts and Nevis man has resolved a row with his national body stemming from missed training at London 2012.

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 IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide Exclusion

IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide

The Games’ governing body are cutting it tight for the world’s biggest country.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: David Oliver Joyce The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: David Oliver Joyce

Our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team continues with a member of the highly-rated boxing squad.

# olympic-games - Monday 18 July, 2016

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.

# olympic-games - Friday 15 July, 2016

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.

# olympic-games - Monday 11 July, 2016

From The42 None of the world's top 4 golfers will be in Rio as Spieth the next big name to pull out Mass Exodus

None of the world's top 4 golfers will be in Rio as Spieth the next big name to pull out

Matt Kuchar is next in line for the Americans.

# olympic-games - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From The42 Barcelona agree deal for 20-year-old Brazilian starlet Potential

Barcelona agree deal for 20-year-old Brazilian starlet

The defender has been compared to PSG centre-back Thiago Silva.

# olympic-games - Sunday 3 July, 2016

From The42 Confirmed: Manchester United in talks for Mexican star Transfer News

Confirmed: Manchester United in talks for Mexican star

Pachuca’s president has stressed that nothing is finalised yet.

# olympic-games - Saturday 2 July, 2016

From The42 Usain Bolt to learn Rio injury fate this week after missing Olympic trials Speed King

Usain Bolt to learn Rio injury fate this week after missing Olympic trials

Athletics’ biggest star hopes to race on 22 July to earn inclusion in the Jamaica squad.

# olympic-games - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From The42 'Harder than any swim I've had in my life': Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympic Games Goat

'Harder than any swim I've had in my life': Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympic Games

The whole retirement thing didn’t suit him, I guess.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From The42 'No-one will ever come close to him': How Ali's philosophy still guides Katie Taylor Road To Rio

'No-one will ever come close to him': How Ali's philosophy still guides Katie Taylor

Taylor’s confidence unshaken as she sets her sights on a second Olympic gold medal.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

From The42 Justin Gatlin hits back at media portraying him as the track 'villain' Hurt

Justin Gatlin hits back at media portraying him as the track 'villain'

‘When I go to meets, when I’m doing my victory lap, I stop and sign every autograph and I take every picture I can…’

From The42 Olympic Games opened to professional boxers after landslide vote at AIBA congress Pro-Am

Olympic Games opened to professional boxers after landslide vote at AIBA congress

Until now, boxing at the Games had been restricted to the amateur level.

# olympic-games - Saturday 28 May, 2016

The Olympics won't be moved - despite doctors' saying it could cause a Zika epidemic

Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with the irreversible defect.

# olympic-games - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Rio Olympics sets record - in free condoms

An average of 42 condoms per athlete.

# olympic-games - Thursday 19 May, 2016

From The42 Ex-Detroit Lion slips on spikes for a run at Rio qualification after concussions Personal Best

Ex-Detroit Lion slips on spikes for a run at Rio qualification after concussions

Jahvid Best hopes to represent St Lucia in Brazil this August.

# olympic-games - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From The42 Code-hopping Hayne gives up NFL to join Fiji's push for Olympic gold Sevens Fever

Code-hopping Hayne gives up NFL to join Fiji's push for Olympic gold

A timely boost for the Fijians after they lost the final of the Paris 7s to Samoa.

# olympic-games - Monday 9 May, 2016

From The42 Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born, this month she'll take another shot at the Olympics Sprinter This post contains videos

Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born, this month she'll take another shot at the Olympics

Family ties are helping the record-breaking Lucan woman strengthen for make-or-break qualifiers in Germany.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

From The42 Ireland's leading track hopeful Mark English faces a race against time to be fit for Rio Tick Tock

Ireland's leading track hopeful Mark English faces a race against time to be fit for Rio

The 800m runner is still wearing a protective boot as he makes his comeback from an ankle injury.

# olympic-games - Saturday 23 April, 2016

From The42 'Two of my colleagues were robbed on a beach so as long as it's a safe Olympics I'll be happy' Security Concerns

'Two of my colleagues were robbed on a beach so as long as it's a safe Olympics I'll be happy'

BBC pundit Colin Jackson remains wary of the security threat hanging over this summer’s Olympic Games.

# olympic-games - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Pictures: The Olympic flame begins its long journey to Rio

The flame was kindled in the 2,600 year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia today.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From The42 'Equestrian has given me everything... It's given me a lot of what the disability takes away' Feature

'Equestrian has given me everything... It's given me a lot of what the disability takes away'

With the onset of Rio getting closer, we chat to some of the athletes likely to be involved.

# olympic-games - Friday 8 April, 2016

From The42 Tokyo is planning a man-made meteor shower for the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony Tech Star-up

Tokyo is planning a man-made meteor shower for the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony

And, apparently, it will only cost $4 million.

# olympic-games - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped Road To Redemption

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped

While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.

# olympic-games - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From The42 How this Irish rider went from 144th in the world to Olympic qualification in just over a year Success Story

How this Irish rider went from 144th in the world to Olympic qualification in just over a year

Judy Reynolds tells The42 about her long journey to earn Ireland a spot in Rio.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid 2016 Olympics Warning

Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid 2016 Olympics

The World Health Organisation has declared an emergency over a mosquito-borne virus.

# olympic-games - Friday 18 December, 2015

From The42 Why Michael Conlan deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year RTÉ SPOTY

Why Michael Conlan deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Ciarán Gallagher makes the case for the man who became Ireland’s first male gold medallist at the World Boxing Championships.

# olympic-games - Sunday 29 November, 2015

From The42 Brazil on high alert for terrorism ahead of Olympic Games Safety Fears

Brazil on high alert for terrorism ahead of Olympic Games

But intelligence chief insists they have no immediate concerns.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From The42 Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams’ mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated Game Set Match

Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams’ mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated

The relentless tennis champion never gives an inch.

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