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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The42 Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team Cool Runnings

Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team

The 34-year-old is joined by fellow Olympic runner Ryan Bailey.

# olympic-games - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around

He also had some strong words for Ireland’s sporting bosses. .

# olympic-games - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also told TheJournal.ie that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.

# olympic-games - Monday 22 August, 2016

'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets

Families say there was no online portal to buy tickets.

With a little performance enhancing photoshop, Paddy Barnes looks like a hell of a heavyweight

Anthony Joshua is clearly in trouble there.

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"

The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.

# olympic-games - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon The Long Run

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon

The Co. Down man went a long way towards justifying his selection for the Games.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16 Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16

Ireland’s Marathon men will be our main focus on the last day of the Games.

# olympic-games - Saturday 20 August, 2016

What would it take for Dublin to ever host an Olympics - other than a miracle?

We would need to find treasure.

From The42 'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan Rio 2016

'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan

Rob Heffernan was a happy man, crossing the finish line in sixth position.

# olympic-games - Friday 19 August, 2016

From The42 'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km Rio 2016

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km

The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan

All today’s action heading into the final weekend of Rio 2016.

From The42 A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run Solo Run

A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run

“Running without competition is just strange.”

# olympic-games - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon Rio 2016

19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe won 16 of his duels and will have a rest day tomorrow before the men’s event is run off in full on Saturday.

From The42 Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium Rio 2016

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium

The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13 Liveblog

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13

It’s a busy day, with Thomas Barr, Leona Maguire and Bryan Keane among the Irish in action.

Making headlines: How the world reacted to the arrest of Ireland's Pat Hickey

The country’s top Olympic official has been making worldwide news.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From The42 'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her' Silver Linings

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'

A silver lining for Annalise Murphy after the pain of London 2012.

# olympic-games - Monday 15 August, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 Annalise Murphy told nobody but she came to Rio for this Olympic medal Silver Lining

Annalise Murphy told nobody but she came to Rio for this Olympic medal

After heartbreak four years ago, the sailor has a massive opportunity today.

# olympic-games - Sunday 14 August, 2016

From The42 'We rocked it today'': Ireland's marathoners proud of their Olympic moments Rio 2016

'We rocked it today'': Ireland's marathoners proud of their Olympic moments

Fionnuala McCormack crossed the line in 20th position.

From The42 Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finishes in 20th place in Olympic marathon Rio 2016

Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finishes in 20th place in Olympic marathon

A PB run from the Wicklow woman.

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal

The controversy kicked off with an arrest of an Irishman last week. Tonight Sports Minister Shane Ross will want answers from the Olympic Council of Ireland.

From The42 Mo Farah falls, then takes gold in the 10,000m Olympic final Rio 2016

Mo Farah falls, then takes gold in the 10,000m Olympic final

An incredible 10,000m men’s final wows the crowd at the Olympic Stadium.

# olympic-games - Saturday 13 August, 2016

From The42 Belfast's Brendan Irvine becomes fifth Irish boxer to exit Rio 2016 Rio 2016

Belfast's Brendan Irvine becomes fifth Irish boxer to exit Rio 2016

The 20-year-old boxer was comprehensively beaten by his opponent from Uzbekistan.

From The42 'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio Team Ireland

'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio

With steely determination and composure, Ciara Mageean made an impressive Olympic debut in Rio.

From The42 No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat On Track

No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat

The semi-finals will be on Sunday night.

# olympic-games - Friday 12 August, 2016

From The42 Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio Sail Away

Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio

Anne-Marie Rindom took over as overall leader in the Laser Radial class.

From The42 Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match History

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

From The42 Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio Olympic Golf

Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio

The Waterford man is four shots off the podium places at the halfway stage.

From The42 Women's 10,000m record smashed by almost 14 seconds as Almaz takes gold Rio 2016

Women's 10,000m record smashed by almost 14 seconds as Almaz takes gold

The Ethiopian never looked likely to be caught when she went chasing the first track and field medal of the Games.

From The42 Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men's 800 metres semi-finals Rio 2016

Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men's 800 metres semi-finals

The UCD man will compete in the semi-final in the early hours of Sunday morning.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: All eyes on the water as Team Ireland target their first medal Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: All eyes on the water as Team Ireland target their first medal

You may want to take a late lunch today to catch all the action.

From The42 'It doesn’t really bother us that we are in an Olympic final': All Irish eyes on Rio rowers today Medal Hopes

'It doesn’t really bother us that we are in an Olympic final': All Irish eyes on Rio rowers today

Team Ireland are through to two rowing finals today.

# olympic-games - Thursday 11 August, 2016

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 'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe Pay Off

'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe

The duo are drawing confidence from their achievement today as they know they can compete with the best in the world.

From The42 70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away Team Ireland

70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away

Seamus Power also managed to hit back-to-back birdies on his front nine.

Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI

The OCI President is under increasing pressure.

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