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# olympics - Yesterday’s News

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# olympics - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global) The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)

Ireland’s only show-jumper at the Games is confident his mount can rise to the occasion.

# olympics - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy

The Dubliner just missed out on a medal in London and is putting in the work to medal this time around.

From The42 'He's a very strong person' - Olympics-bound Saskia Tidey on father's IRA kidnap ordeal Interview

'He's a very strong person' - Olympics-bound Saskia Tidey on father's IRA kidnap ordeal

The former Quinnsworth supermarket boss was rescued from Derrada Wood, Ballinamore in Leitrim 33 years ago

# olympics - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

From The42 Roger Federer confirms that he'll miss the Olympics and US Open Swiss Miss

Roger Federer confirms that he'll miss the Olympics and US Open

The Swiss master’s season is over due to the injury problems he has been struggling with.

# olympics - Monday 25 July, 2016

From The42 Henrik Larsson won't let his son go represent Sweden at the Olympics So Unfair

Henrik Larsson won't let his son go represent Sweden at the Olympics

The Helsingborgs boss has injury worries to contend with and needs Jordan close by.

# olympics - Sunday 24 July, 2016

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Bryan Keane The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Bryan Keane

The 35-year-old Cork man is preparing for his first Games.

From The42 Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics Controversy

Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics

An IOC statement released today said it “was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport”.

From The42 ‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’

Journalist Richard Askwith chats to The42 about his new book on the legendary Czechoslovak long-distance runner Emil Zatopek.

From The42 'I cried for hours after finally qualifying for the Olympics' Success

'I cried for hours after finally qualifying for the Olympics'

Claire Lambe and Sinead Jennings chat to The42 as they prepare for Rio 2016.

# olympics - Saturday 23 July, 2016

From The42 'The greatest of this era' - Mo Farah displays Olympic credentials with London victory Impressive This post contains videos

'The greatest of this era' - Mo Farah displays Olympic credentials with London victory

It was an impressive outing for the British athlete at the Diamond League.

From The42 19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever' Talent This post contains videos

19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever'

The US swimmer is redefining the limits of athletic performance.

# olympics - Thursday 21 July, 2016

From The42 Bolt to quash Rio injury rumours with London comeback tomorrow No Worries

Bolt to quash Rio injury rumours with London comeback tomorrow

The six-time Olympic champion missed the Jamaican Olympic trials with a hamstring strain.

# olympics - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

From The42 Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Leona Maguire The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Leona Maguire

The Cavan native was ranked 1st in the world on the women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking up until recently.

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

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.

# olympics - Monday 18 July, 2016

From The42 Defiant Putin questions legitimacy of damning McLaren report Pointing Fingers

Defiant Putin questions legitimacy of damning McLaren report

The Russian president is questioning the integrity of Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblowe whose evidence was a key part of the Wada-requested study.

# olympics - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From The42 Quigley backing Irish boxers to have best Olympics yet Interview

Quigley backing Irish boxers to have best Olympics yet

The Donegal pro opens up on missing Rio, life in LA and the experience of fighting on the Canelo-Khan undercard.

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.

# olympics - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From The42 Habana left out of South Africa Olympic 7s squad, but sends classy note of thanks Blitzboks

Habana left out of South Africa Olympic 7s squad, but sends classy note of thanks

“I’ll be your biggest supporter and cheering you on loudly from Toulon!”

# olympics - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

From The42 Usain Bolt will get the chance to make history in Rio after recent injury scare Lightning Bolt

# olympics - Monday 11 July, 2016

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.

# olympics - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products Rio

Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products

Police say they seized marjijuana labelled with the logo of the Rio 2016 organising committee.

# olympics - Thursday 30 June, 2016

New video shows the reaction to girls playing sport

The video by Always is the second attempt to explain what the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ actually means.

# olympics - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Olympic dream dead as Ireland 7s forced to settle for bronze medal in Dublin

After defeat to Russia, Ireland women dusted themselves off to beat Kazakhstan in the third-place play-off.

# olympics - Saturday 25 June, 2016

From The42 'People said ‘are you mad?'' - Ex-hockey star O'Flynn eyes Olympic 7s Crossover Athlete

'People said ‘are you mad?'' - Ex-hockey star O'Flynn eyes Olympic 7s

The Cork native is part of the Ireland squad striving to secure the last place in Rio.

# olympics - Friday 24 June, 2016

From The42 Just 42 days before the Olympics starts, WADA suspends Rio drug lab Testing Times

Just 42 days before the Olympics starts, WADA suspends Rio drug lab

There are yet more concerns about the integrity of the Rio Games with under six weeks to go.

From The42 'I could use the rest': LeBron James will sit out Rio Olympics Recharge

'I could use the rest': LeBron James will sit out Rio Olympics

Two Olympic golds will have to content the King for now.

From The42 Ireland's Dean Gardiner is one win away from a place in the Olympics and a gold medal in Baku Rio 2016

Ireland's Dean Gardiner is one win away from a place in the Olympics and a gold medal in Baku

The Clonmel native has reached the final of the Olympic qualifiers.

# olympics - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 You're up next, Pádraig! McDowell says he's also unavailable for the Olympics Rio 2016

You're up next, Pádraig! McDowell says he's also unavailable for the Olympics

The 2010 US Open winner’s wife is pregnant with their second child.

From The42 'Family is my priority' - The world's number one golfer may also skip the Olympics Rio 2016

'Family is my priority' - The world's number one golfer may also skip the Olympics

Jason Day says he’s still undecided.

# olympics - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 'I have cried tears & spilled blood in trying to qualify for Rio' - reacting to Rory's decision Reaction

'I have cried tears & spilled blood in trying to qualify for Rio' - reacting to Rory's decision

Darren O’Neill, Natalya Coyle and Paddy Barnes are amongst those who have spoken out.

Rory isn't willing to take the risk, but just how big a problem is the Zika virus?

Couples hoping to have a baby are being told to hold off for two-to-six months after travelling to infected areas.

From The42 'I think it's disappointing as an Irishman' - Ireland team captain Paul McGinley Rio 2016

'I think it's disappointing as an Irishman' - Ireland team captain Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley gives his take on Rory McIlroy’s decision not to play in this summer’s Olympic Games.

Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead

The feline – whose species is the symbol of the Amazon – was shot dead shortly after the ceremony.

From The42 The OCI are 'extremely disappointed' to be without 'one of the big stars of Rio 2016' Statement

The OCI are 'extremely disappointed' to be without 'one of the big stars of Rio 2016'

Rory McIlroy has announced his decision to withdraw from the Olympic Games due to fears over the Zika virus.

# olympics - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From The42 Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio - but they'll face extra tests to prove they're clean Rio 2016

Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio - but they'll face extra tests to prove they're clean

Athletes cleared by IAAF or CAS will be allowed to compete under the Russian flag.

# olympics - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The42 Gardiner remains on course for Olympic qualification but Walsh bows out Rio 2016

Gardiner remains on course for Olympic qualification but Walsh bows out

The Irish pair were aiming to move a step closer to securing a place in Rio today.

# olympics - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Darren O'Neill braced for 'huge task' as he leads Irish quartet in last-chance Olympic qualifying event Long Road To Rio

Darren O'Neill braced for 'huge task' as he leads Irish quartet in last-chance Olympic qualifying event

Dean Walsh, Dean Gardiner and Michael O’Reilly are also in Baku hoping it leads to Rio.

# olympics - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From The42 Ireland's Natalya Coyle has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics Success

Ireland's Natalya Coyle has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics

The 25-year-old previously competed in the London 2012 Olympics.

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