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# olympics - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The42 Ireland’s Annalise Murphy on great expectations, Rio’s unclean water and coping with light winds Interview

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy on great expectations, Rio’s unclean water and coping with light winds

The Irish sailor chats to The42 about her big year ahead.

# olympics - Thursday 28 January, 2016

‘Brain-shrinking’ virus: Minister warns pregnant women to be cautious when travelling

Pregnant women have been told to avoid the affected countries if possible.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From The42 The hectic schedule of Olympic rower, mother of two and student Sanita Puspure A Day In The Life

The hectic schedule of Olympic rower, mother of two and student Sanita Puspure

We catch up with Ireland’s Olympic rower.

# olympics - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The42 Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s Playmaker

Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s

Toulon have granted the 27-year-old permission to pursue his Olympic ambition.

# olympics - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 US basketball team name 30-man list for Rio Olympics roster and it’s ridiculously talented Star Studded

US basketball team name 30-man list for Rio Olympics roster and it’s ridiculously talented

LeBron James and Steph Curry are among the finalists but there’s no Kobe Byrant.

# olympics - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From The42 Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics Champ

Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics

The American athlete could become the oldest swimmer to ever win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics.

From The42 Thousands of dead fish found near Rio’s Olympic waters Pollution

Thousands of dead fish found near Rio’s Olympic waters

Water pollution concerns are not easing with the Games just seven months away.

# olympics - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From The42 Rome could be the next Olympic bid derailed due to public opposition Costly Exercise

Rome could be the next Olympic bid derailed due to public opposition

Radicali Italiani today called for a referendum before the Eternal City continues its bid for the 2024 Games.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From The42 Ireland’s 2013 world cycling champion retires after failing to reach Olympics in Rio Martyn Irvine

Ireland’s 2013 world cycling champion retires after failing to reach Olympics in Rio

The county Down man has called it a day.

# olympics - Thursday 31 December, 2015

From The42 ‘Sleep, train, recover and diet are pretty much my world’ – Bryan Keane on the Olympic fire that burns Unfinished Business

# olympics - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

From The42 ‘I was wide awake!’ Ireland’s David Harte on NOT watching New Zealand-Australia at 4am Interview

‘I was wide awake!’ Ireland’s David Harte on NOT watching New Zealand-Australia at 4am

The hockey star played an integral role in his side’s historic qualification for the 2016 Olympics.

From The42 ‘People wake up to the Olympics every 4 years and just focus in on the shiny medals’ Great Expectations

‘People wake up to the Olympics every 4 years and just focus in on the shiny medals’

David Gillick chats to The42 about Ireland’s hopes for Rio 2016.

# olympics - Sunday 27 December, 2015

From The42 ‘I supported the guys I rode against but knew something wasn’t right with Lance’ Interview

‘I supported the guys I rode against but knew something wasn’t right with Lance’

Former Olympic cyclist Robert Power on the crash which all but ended his career, doping in the sport and why he couldn’t encourage any kid to go into professional cycling.

From The42 ‘You only get one shot at this’ – Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time Flying The Flag

‘You only get one shot at this’ – Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time

Canadian-based swimmer Fiona Doyle was the first Irish athlete to qualify for Rio 2016.

# olympics - Friday 25 December, 2015

From The42 From nearly men to history makers: Rio only the start of Ireland’s journey to the top The Green Machine

From nearly men to history makers: Rio only the start of Ireland’s journey to the top

As the Irish hockey team prepare for their first ever Olympic Games, we chart their rise from the bottom up.

# olympics - Monday 21 December, 2015

From The42 Here’s who the Irish hockey team will face at the 2016 Olympics Ready To Go

Here’s who the Irish hockey team will face at the 2016 Olympics

The Green Machine have been paired in Pool B alongside world number two ranked team Netherlands.

# olympics - 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.

# olympics - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From The42 Be still our beating hearts… Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics Dream Team

Be still our beating hearts… Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics

Switzerland are surely favourites for the gold medal now?

# olympics - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From The42 ‘I was gutted to leave my baby, but I went away with a bit of life about me and destroyed the guy’ Inspiration

‘I was gutted to leave my baby, but I went away with a bit of life about me and destroyed the guy’

Ireland’s world champion boxer gave his thoughts at the Web Summit in Dublin yesterday.

# olympics - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

From The42 ‘I came away thinking I wasn’t good enough’ – Chris Froome on winning the Tour de France Perfectionist

‘I came away thinking I wasn’t good enough’ – Chris Froome on winning the Tour de France

The Team Sky cyclist channelled his inner Roy Keane when speaking at the Web Summit today.

# olympics - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From The42 Here’s why every Irish hockey fan will be cheering on Australia this weekend Fyi

Here’s why every Irish hockey fan will be cheering on Australia this weekend

Craig Fulton’s side will be keeping a close eye on the Oceania Cup this weekend.

# olympics - Saturday 17 October, 2015

A ‘broke and broken’ Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic hero to jailed killer

From breaking records to prison to house arrest, the young life of the champion killer.

# olympics - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

From The42 And the five cities that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics are… Hats In The Ring

And the five cities that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics are…

Four European cities and one from the United States are in the running.

# olympics - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Japan has scrapped the 2020 Olympics logo after a plagiarism scandal

The logo bears certain similarities to a design for a Belgian theatre company. It’s been quite the controversy in Japan.

# olympics - Sunday 16 August, 2015

From The42 ‘You’re doing something for 16 years and then it’s gone. Your identity becomes attached to it’ The Next Episode

‘You’re doing something for 16 years and then it’s gone. Your identity becomes attached to it’

Three-time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch on adjusting to life after retirement and the love of the sport that never goes away.

# olympics - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Rio’s waters are so full of human poo that 2016 Olympians risk becoming violently ill

“What you have there is basically raw sewage.”

# olympics - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From The42 Financial burden of Olympic hosting duties causing chaos as Boston withdraws 2024 bid Money Matters

Financial burden of Olympic hosting duties causing chaos as Boston withdraws 2024 bid

The IOC still wants a US city to deliver a summer Games in nine years.

# olympics - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

From The42 Another record defeat for this Pacific nation as they crash to 46-0 defeat

Another record defeat for this Pacific nation as they crash to 46-0 defeat

The Federated States of Micronesia were embarrassed once more at the Pacific Games.

# olympics - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The42 Fiji set new record for the biggest scoreline with whopping 38-0 win Blow It Up Ref!

Fiji set new record for the biggest scoreline with whopping 38-0 win

The Pacific Games have provided a steep learning curve for the Federated States of Micronesia after shipping 68 goals in two matches.

# olympics - Friday 3 July, 2015

From The42 Irish hockey team on course for a place at 2016 Olympics after a historic victory today Success

Irish hockey team on course for a place at 2016 Olympics after a historic victory today

The Green Machine will now meet the winners of the Malaysia-France match, this weekend.

# olympics - Monday 29 June, 2015

From The42 There’s an exciting sevens competition coming to Dublin this summer 7s Fever

There’s an exciting sevens competition coming to Dublin this summer

UCD will welcome the likes of Brazil, China and Colombia in August.

# olympics - Saturday 20 June, 2015

From The42 The Irish brother-and-sister combo hoping to take the 2016 Olympics by storm

The Irish brother-and-sister combo hoping to take the 2016 Olympics by storm

Living, working, travelling, and competing together takes its toll on the siblings.

# olympics - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland set for next step of Olympic sevens dream with trip to Zagreb Croatia Bound

Ireland set for next step of Olympic sevens dream with trip to Zagreb

Director of sevens, Anthony Eddy, has made two changes to his squad for the Division B competition.

# olympics - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland pull off historic win to move one step closer to first ever Olympic qualification Coygig

Ireland pull off historic win to move one step closer to first ever Olympic qualification

It’s been a famous day for Irish hockey.

# olympics - Monday 15 June, 2015

From The42 ‘This isn’t women’s sport v men’s sport. It’s about humanity and improving all of our lives’ Leading The Way

‘This isn’t women’s sport v men’s sport. It’s about humanity and improving all of our lives’

BBC broadcaster Clare Balding is using her profile to promote gender equality in sport.

# olympics - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From The42 Former UFC champion aborts his plans to compete in next year’s Olympics UFC

Former UFC champion aborts his plans to compete in next year’s Olympics

Anderson Silva wanted to represent Brazil at Rio 2016.

# olympics - Friday 5 June, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner can keep her Olympic gold medal

A petition calling for her title to be revoked has received almost 14,000 signatures.

# olympics - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The42 Carlow man Daly ready to kick start Ireland’s 7s revolution Wolfhounds

Carlow man Daly ready to kick start Ireland’s 7s revolution

Tomorrow is the end of the rugby season, but the start of a new and improved Sevens programme for Ireland.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

We asked G-Mac if McDowell and McIlroy can bring home Olympic gold for Ireland

“I’d love to be there in Rio.”

# olympics - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From The42 Door still open for GAA players chasing Olympic dream with Ireland 7s Crossover

Door still open for GAA players chasing Olympic dream with Ireland 7s

Sevens director Anthony Eddy says the gaelic footballer who tried out for Sevens narrowly missed out on this selection.

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