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#2016 summer olympics

# 2016-summer-olympics - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

From The42 Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events Controversy

Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events

Donnelly bet on himself to lose his last 16 bout but ended up winning.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Thursday 8 September, 2016

From The42 US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal Banned

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal

The 32-year-old has to serve 20 hours of community service and will not receive a monthly salary for the duration of the suspension.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From The42 'Hotel staff refused to launder our jerseys because of AIDS stories': Nigeria's Olympic gold Anniversary

'Hotel staff refused to launder our jerseys because of AIDS stories': Nigeria's Olympic gold

The African country made history 20 years ago with an unlikely triumph in Atlanta.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 15 Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 15

Four Irish athletes are in action, including European modern pentathlon champion Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Friday 19 August, 2016

From The42 Ryan Lochte sorry for 'not being more careful and candid' regarding fabricated mugging story Time To Grovel

Ryan Lochte sorry for 'not being more careful and candid' regarding fabricated mugging story

The US swimmer has held his hands up and admitted the story was made up.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 More questions for Olympic boxing after AIBA Executive Director is 'reassigned' Intriguing

More questions for Olympic boxing after AIBA Executive Director is 'reassigned'

Karim Bouzidi will now take up a new role with immediate effect.

From The42 'It's insane - I never thought I'd see the day': Thomas raises the Barr in Rio Remarkable

'It's insane - I never thought I'd see the day': Thomas raises the Barr in Rio

‘I kicked like an absolute animal in the last 80 metres and thought I might have sneaked it on the line’, admitted the Waterford native.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From The42 Humiliating for reigning Olympic champion diver after he scores 0.00 for disastrous face-plant Ouch This post contains videos

Humiliating for reigning Olympic champion diver after he scores 0.00 for disastrous face-plant

Ilia Zakharov is heading home after inexplicable moment during the men’s diving.

Disappointment for Tori Pena and Greg Broderick on a mixed day for the Irish in Rio

Both athletes fell short in their quest to progress.

From The42 History-maker! Ireland's Oliver Dingley has qualified for the final of the men's springboard Promised Land

History-maker! Ireland's Oliver Dingley has qualified for the final of the men's springboard

With only the top 12 qualifying for the final, the 23-year-old knew that his six dives needed to be consistent for him to stand a chance.

From The42 'I could sue you for that, do you know that?' Mark Cavendish lashes out at journalist's question Controversy This post contains videos

'I could sue you for that, do you know that?' Mark Cavendish lashes out at journalist's question

The cyclist claimed an Olympic silver medal last night but caused a collision that resulted in a South Korean athlete being rushed to hospital.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Sunday 14 August, 2016

From The42 More topless celebrations as Ireland's Scott Evans qualifies for badminton knockout stages What A Racket

More topless celebrations as Ireland's Scott Evans qualifies for badminton knockout stages

The Dubliner now faces into a round of 16 clash on Monday.

From The42 Incredible Olympic moment as unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig wins women's tennis final Special

Incredible Olympic moment as unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig wins women's tennis final

The 22-year-old caused a huge upset as she beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber to claim her country’s very first gold medal.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Saturday 13 August, 2016

From The42 Another Olympic epic for Del Potro as he continues superb comeback to reach gold medal match Juan More Game

Another Olympic epic for Del Potro as he continues superb comeback to reach gold medal match

The Argentine claimed a bronze medal at London 2012 after semi-final defeat and faces Andy Murray in the decider.

From The42 Ireland's Annalise Murphy well-placed to claim Olympic medal after super Saturday Dream Big

Ireland's Annalise Murphy well-placed to claim Olympic medal after super Saturday

The 26-year-old Dubliner has a big chance of a podium finish.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Friday 12 August, 2016

From The42 'We're dreading going home - Mick Conlan said he'd box the head off us if we didn't get the gold' Reaction This post contains videos

'We're dreading going home - Mick Conlan said he'd box the head off us if we didn't get the gold'

Gary and Paul O’Donovan didn’t disappoint with their post-race thoughts on an historic day for Irish sport.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The42 'I'm leaving after my fifth Olympics seeing it for what it is, sadly - a media franchise' Damning

'I'm leaving after my fifth Olympics seeing it for what it is, sadly - a media franchise'

George Bovell, a bronze medalist at the 2004 Games, has launched a stinging attack on swimming’s governing body.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 Irish rowers affected again in Rio as weather forces another postponement Setback

Irish rowers affected again in Rio as weather forces another postponement

For the second time in a number of days, organisers have been forced to cancel an entire day of events.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The42 Excellent end to a difficult week for Irish boxing as Steven Donnelly sails through in Rio Great Start

Excellent end to a difficult week for Irish boxing as Steven Donnelly sails through in Rio

The 27-year-old from Ballymena is through to the last 16.

From The42 History-making gymnast Ellis O'Reilly fails to advance but plenty of reasons to be proud ENCOURAGING

History-making gymnast Ellis O'Reilly fails to advance but plenty of reasons to be proud

The 18-year-old had an unfortunate fall during her beam exercise but did well on the vault and the uneven bars.

From The42 A blow for the Irish team as awful weather leads to rowing events being postponed in Rio Choppy Waters

A blow for the Irish team as awful weather leads to rowing events being postponed in Rio

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe & the O’Donovan brothers were set to compete in the Women’s and Men’s lightweight double sculls.

From The42 Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 2 Liveblog

Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 2

Get up to speed on everything that’s happening at the Olympics.

# 2016-summer-olympics - Saturday 6 August, 2016

In photos: The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

The 2016 Olympic Games are officially underway.