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# olympics - 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.

Gunmen run wild in Rio tourist spots ahead of Olympics

There are growing fears for the safety of tourists in even the richest areas of the city.

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# olympics - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests Controversy

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests

It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.

From The42 Ireland's Sanita Puspure has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics Success

Ireland's Sanita Puspure has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics

It will be the second time the Latvia-born athlete has represented Ireland at the Olympics.

# olympics - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From The42 'You don't choose your family' - Brother of Brussels bomber set to compete in Rio Olympics Ready To Go

'You don't choose your family' - Brother of Brussels bomber set to compete in Rio Olympics

The athlete was also a silver medallist at the Summer Universiades in 2015.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

From The42 'To have experienced professional fighters against amateurs, you're looking at serious injuries' Rio 2016

'To have experienced professional fighters against amateurs, you're looking at serious injuries'

Bob Arum isn’t in favour of new proposals for Olympic boxing.

From The42 Extra-strong condoms for Australia's Olympians Safety First

Extra-strong condoms for Australia's Olympians

There has been widespread anxiety globally surrounding the threat of Zika, which is rampant in Brazil.

# olympics - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From The42 Cork's Bryan Keane seals his first Olympic triathlon spot with strong finish in Japan ... Tri Tri Again

Cork's Bryan Keane seals his first Olympic triathlon spot with strong finish in Japan

A horrible injury prevented him from making the grade for London, but he carved his way up to 20th today with a powerful run.

# olympics - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Brazil Olympics to go ahead despite warnings it will mean avoidable births of malformed babies

A health expert has called for the event to be moved or postponed because of the virus.

# olympics - Friday 6 May, 2016

From The42 VIDEO: Caster Semenya hammers out Rio warning in Doha Formidable This post contains videos

VIDEO: Caster Semenya hammers out Rio warning in Doha

In doubly bad news for her rivals in an Olympics year, the South African admitted afterwards she had held back.

From The42 Quade Cooper claims Olympic sevens snub is down to Australian citizenship, not form Rio 2016

Quade Cooper claims Olympic sevens snub is down to Australian citizenship, not form

“That’s the frustrating part for me, not being able to get the passport and citizenship stuff sorted in time.”

# olympics - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From The42 Rory McIlroy skips Wentworth for Rio, but unsure of Olympic future Rio 2016

Rory McIlroy skips Wentworth for Rio, but unsure of Olympic future

Rory McIlroy will prioritise the Olympic games over the BMW PGA Championship, skipping the money-spinning event at Wentworth.

From The42 Cooper dropped from contention for Australia's Olympics sevens squad Transition

Cooper dropped from contention for Australia's Olympics sevens squad

The Toulon playmaker struggled in his two tournaments in the seven-man code.

From The42 'I just don't get to see my family enough' - Scott insists he's not abandoning his country Patriot Games

'I just don't get to see my family enough' - Scott insists he's not abandoning his country

The Aussie has decided not to play at the Olympics.

# olympics - Sunday 1 May, 2016

From The42 One of Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes taking great expectations in his stride Interview

One of Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes taking great expectations in his stride

With Rio 2016 just a few months away, The42 chats to one of the individuals with the weight of a nation on his shoulders.

# olympics - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From The42 'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio Rio

'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio

The double Olympic medalist will lead Team Ireland into the Maracana.

# olympics - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From The42 The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics Interview

The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics

Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.

# olympics - Friday 22 April, 2016

Blow for Olympic host city as two die when bike path collapses into sea

Two people were killed after a wave crashed into an elevated cycle lane built ahead of the Rio Games.

# olympics - Thursday 21 April, 2016

From The42 'Well done Adam, great to put your country on hold so you can fulfil your own schedule' Backlash

'Well done Adam, great to put your country on hold so you can fulfil your own schedule'

Australian golfer Adam Scott’s decision to skip the Olympics has not gone down well with some of his compatriots.

# olympics - 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.

# olympics - Friday 15 April, 2016

From The42 'It wasn't my day,' admits disappointed Katie Taylor Reaction

'It wasn't my day,' admits disappointed Katie Taylor

The Bray native was stunned after suffering her first defeat since 2011 earlier this afternoon.

From The42 David Oliver Joyce and Brendan Irvine now face box-offs to book Olympic qualification Road To Rio

David Oliver Joyce and Brendan Irvine now face box-offs to book Olympic qualification

The pair lost their respective semi-finals.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

From The42 The Olympic gold medallists in golf will earn an exemption into all the Majors in 2017 Big Prize

The Olympic gold medallists in golf will earn an exemption into all the Majors in 2017

Golf is set to return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

# olympics - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Inside the elite running camp where world champions train

Stars sleep, eat and run together at a strict Kenyan camp where the day begins at 5am.

# olympics - Sunday 27 March, 2016

From The42 Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle Controversy

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle

The athlete had been travelling to a competition as part of his preparations for Rio.

From The42 Leading Irish Olympic hopeful aims to emulate Sonia O’Sullivan in more ways than one Feature

Leading Irish Olympic hopeful aims to emulate Sonia O’Sullivan in more ways than one

Rose-Anne Galligan chats to The42 about her dreams of competing in Rio this summer.

# olympics - Friday 25 March, 2016

From The42 Brazil to launch anti-Zika app for this year’s Olympics in Rio Going Viral

Brazil to launch anti-Zika app for this year’s Olympics in Rio

The country has registered 1.5 million cases of the virus since detecting the outbreak last year.

# olympics - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Ireland’s Olympic representation grows as Tidey and Brewster secure Rio berths We Are Sailing

Ireland’s Olympic representation grows as Tidey and Brewster secure Rio berths

Ireland has now qualified in four sailing events for this summer’s Olympics in Brazil.

# olympics - Saturday 19 March, 2016

‘Sometimes we couldn’t train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool’

Yusra Mardini is one of 43 refugee athletes hoping for her dreams to come true in Rio this summer.

# olympics - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

From The42 Neymar desperate to play in home Olympics despite hectic schedule Dreaming Big

Neymar desperate to play in home Olympics despite hectic schedule

As well as his commitments with Barcelona the Brazil captain has the Copa America on the horizon.

From The42 Kieran Behan targeting unfinished business in Rio Olympics

Kieran Behan targeting unfinished business in Rio

And he may be joined by 18-year-old Ellis O’Reilly.

# olympics - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From The42 ‘I was worried about Irish people not accepting me’ Interview

‘I was worried about Irish people not accepting me’

Diver Oliver Dingley on switching his allegiance from Britain to Ireland and qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.

# olympics - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

From The42 Bertram Allen secures Ireland’s Olympic spot in show jumping Success

Bertram Allen secures Ireland’s Olympic spot in show jumping

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) confirmed the news today.

# olympics - Thursday 3 March, 2016

From The42 Up to 10 athletes to represent Team Refugee at Rio Olympics 2016 Games

Up to 10 athletes to represent Team Refugee at Rio Olympics

‘We want to send a message of hope,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.

# olympics - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From The42 World Rugby chief tells Dublin meeting he’ll stand down to focus on Olympic goal New Ambition

World Rugby chief tells Dublin meeting he’ll stand down to focus on Olympic goal

Bernard Lapasset wants to spearhead a Paris bid for the 2024 Games.

# olympics - Friday 26 February, 2016

From The42 McGuigan slams ‘bizarre’ AIBA bid for pros at Olympics Baffled

McGuigan slams ‘bizarre’ AIBA bid for pros at Olympics

The former world champion couldn’t believe his ears when he heard Dr Wu Ching-kuo’s announcement.

# olympics - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The42 No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification Buzzing This post contains videos

No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification

His Olympic spot is in the bag and that’s all that matters for the 23-year-old right now.

# 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.

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