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#Olympic Games

# 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.

# olympic-games - Monday 12 October, 2015

From The42 Joe Ward qualifies for Rio Olympics after advancing to World Championship final Flying The Flag

Joe Ward qualifies for Rio Olympics after advancing to World Championship final

He becomes the second Irishman to go through to the finals.

# olympic-games - Sunday 4 October, 2015

From The42 ‘When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight’ – Rob Heffernan meets The42 Walking Tall

‘When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight’ – Rob Heffernan meets The42

One of Ireland’s top medal hopefuls talks us through his Rio 2016 preparation.

# olympic-games - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The42 Iran women’s football captain isn’t at a major tournament – because her husband won’t let her go Misogyny

Iran women’s football captain isn’t at a major tournament – because her husband won’t let her go

Under Iranian law a man has the right to prevent his wife from leaving the country.

# olympic-games - Sunday 23 August, 2015

From The42 ‘I was back training 3 days after giving birth’ – The life of an Irish Olympic hopeful Dedication

‘I was back training 3 days after giving birth’ – The life of an Irish Olympic hopeful

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe chat to The42 about next week’s World Championships and Rio 2016.

# olympic-games - Saturday 22 August, 2015

From The42 ‘Up there with the top days of my life’ – Ireland win gold in modern pentathlon To Arthur

‘Up there with the top days of my life’ – Ireland win gold in modern pentathlon

Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe made history at the European Championships in Bath, England.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

From The42 Ian O’Sullivan continues to be Ireland’s shooting star Shoot!

Ian O’Sullivan continues to be Ireland’s shooting star

Could the Olympics be a possibility for Rathkeale’s finest?

# olympic-games - Sunday 2 August, 2015

From The42 Athletics Ireland ‘deeply concerned’ about Sunday Times doping allegations Drugs In Sport

Athletics Ireland ‘deeply concerned’ about Sunday Times doping allegations

CEO John Foley has called on the IAAF to act immediately on the allegations.

# olympic-games - Friday 31 July, 2015

From The42 Beijing has been chosen to host another Olympic Games Winter Is Coming

Beijing has been chosen to host another Olympic Games

It will become the first city to have held both the Summer and Winter Olympics in 2022.

# olympic-games - Monday 29 June, 2015

From The42 RTÉ loses broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympics from 2020 New Deal

RTÉ loses broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympics from 2020

Discovery Communications, the owners of Eurosport, has paid over €1 billion for pan-European rights.

# olympic-games - Monday 22 June, 2015

From The42 Bowling and baseball make Olympic shortlist but American football and tug of war miss out Shortlist

# olympic-games - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland 7s a step closer to Rio after streamrolling their way through Division B Olympic Dream

Ireland 7s a step closer to Rio after streamrolling their way through Division B

Malta, Slovenia and Serbia were all on the losing side against Anthony Eddy’s men today.

# olympic-games - Monday 15 June, 2015

From The42 Could Ireland field an American football team at the 2020 Olympics? Tokyo A Go Go?

Could Ireland field an American football team at the 2020 Olympics?

The sport has applied to be part of Tokyo 2020.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From The42 ‘I’d go professional in the morning but no one’s ever asked me’ says Paddy Barnes Packing A Punch

‘I’d go professional in the morning but no one’s ever asked me’ says Paddy Barnes

Paddy Barnes discusses his preparations for Rio, the Irish team’s prospects and turning professional.

# olympic-games - Sunday 19 April, 2015

# olympic-games - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream Olympian

Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream

The 25-year-old tweeted the bad news this evening.

# olympic-games - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Photos of the abandoned Olympic Village built for the 1936 games in Nazi Germany will give you chills

The International Olympic Committee granted Germany the right to host in 1931, just as Adolf Hitler was rising to power.

# olympic-games - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The42 ‘Captain Fantastic’ McGinley to lead Irish golf team at 2016 Olympics Mac's Back

‘Captain Fantastic’ McGinley to lead Irish golf team at 2016 Olympics

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport make €2m in funding available for Olympic preparations.

# olympic-games - Friday 28 November, 2014

From The42 Celebrate Sonia O’Sullivan’s birthday with a trip down memory lane The Special One

Celebrate Sonia O’Sullivan’s birthday with a trip down memory lane

One of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes provided us with a litany of standout moments.

# olympic-games - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Here’s what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

# olympic-games - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The42 The Winter Olympics are going to either Oslo, Beijing or Almaty in 2022 Short-list

# olympic-games - Monday 10 March, 2014

From The42 The pressure’s on Neymar at World Cup – Pele Interview

The pressure’s on Neymar at World Cup – Pele

The Brazilian legend is worried about the striker, who is carrying a nation’s hopes into the tournament

# olympic-games - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Shocking video shows Pussy Riot members being whipped and beaten in Sochi Russia This post contains videos

Shocking video shows Pussy Riot members being whipped and beaten in Sochi

The scuffles came a day after the protest punk band’s members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained by police in the Russian Black Sea resort

From The42 Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi Ice Cold

Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi

Finland stunned the hosts in Sochi this afternoon.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From The42 Winter Olympic Village: Day Five Round-Up

Winter Olympic Village: Day Five

History was made in women’s downhill, Germany continued their luge domination and Canada defeated the US in hockey.

# olympic-games - Friday 17 January, 2014

Putin says gay people at Olympics must ‘leave children alone’

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

# olympic-games - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The42 Jimmy Magee: ‘She was tested more often than Shergar’ Case For Defence

Jimmy Magee: ‘She was tested more often than Shergar’

The RTÉ commentator has launched another defence of Michelle Smith.

# olympic-games - Monday 9 September, 2013

From The42 Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We’re still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy Lance Armstrong

Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We’re still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy

IOC still working to recover Armstrong’s time-trial medal from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

# olympic-games - Saturday 7 September, 2013

From The42 Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote Decision Made

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote

The Japanese City was preferred to Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.

# olympic-games - Friday 16 August, 2013

From The42 Rio 2016: RTÉ secure ‘extensive’ Olympic broadcast rights On The Box

Rio 2016: RTÉ secure ‘extensive’ Olympic broadcast rights

The national broadcaster will also host coverage of the Winter Olympics on RTÉ News Now.

# olympic-games - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The42 17 reasons why we’ll never forget Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold-winning performance One Year On

17 reasons why we’ll never forget Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold-winning performance

It’s one year since the Irish boxer’s Olympic triumph.

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