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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Olympics 2016

All time
# Boom Shaqa laka
USA storm to third consecutive basketball Gold as Rio 2016 comes to a close
There was no stopping the United States in the men’s basketball final at Rio 2016, as Serbia suffered a thumping defeat.
# Rio 2016
Olympic Breakfast: Ireland's European champion continues in the modern pentathlon
Plus, Neymar aims to lead Brazil to gold on the penultimate day of the Rio Games.
# Rio 2016
'I gave it everything': Delighted Natalya Coyle finishes 7th in modern pentathlon
The 25-year-old went into the final event with an eye on an Olympic medal.
# Rio 2016
'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty'
Former Irish hurdler Derval O’Rourke was speaking after a dramatic day for OCI president Pat Hickey.
# Sound of Silver
This joyous pic from Rio shows two of our champs celebrating their wins together
That silver medallist swag.
# Sound of Silver
This joyous pic from Rio shows two of our champs celebrating their wins together
That silver medallist swag.
# Row
A BBC Olympics commentator is copping serious flak for this ‘sexist’ tea comment
Trott has won FOUR GOLD MEDALS.
This Olympian horsed into a giant McDonald's feast after his Rio exit
What a beascht.
# Rio 2016
Olympic Breakfast: Annalise Murphy and Katie Taylor go in search of Olympic medals
Judy Reynolds, Oliver Dingley and Scott Evans are among a host of Irish Olympians on show on day 11.
# Jumping For Joy
Ireland's Greg Broderick progresses to the next round of Olympic individual jumping competition
Broderick was riding Going Global and will be in action again on Tuesday afternoon.
# coming out fighting
'There is no getting away from it. It has embarrassed us as a team'
John Conlan, father and coach to Belfast boxer Michael, has had some stinging words about shamed boxer Michael O’Reilly.
# Day 9
Olympic Breakfast: Harrington chasing a medal and Conlan steps on the canvas
This isn’t no ordinary Sunday of sport.
# Eyes on the Prize
Pádraig Harrington shoots a 67 to fire himself into medal contention at Rio 2016
It wasn’t such a good day for Waterford’s Séamus Power.
# Silver lining
'He didn't know the half of what we were up to' - O'Donovans reveal rocky road to silver medal glory
Gary and Paul O’Donovan claimed a historic silver medal in the men’s lightweight double sculls final on Friday.
# Rio 2016
Just two Irish boxers remain at the Rio Olympics despite Steven Donnelly's brave performance
Donnelly lost his quarter-final bout via a split decision.
# Rio 2016
Olympic Breakfast: Steven Donnelly boxes for a medal as Usain Bolt joins the party
Get the supplies in, it’s going to be a day full of Olympic-shaped action.
# swede taste of success
Sweden stun USA to knock the world champions out of the Olympics
It is the first time the USA’s women’s football team have not medalled in the competition.
# Riding High
A great day for Ireland continues as Judy Reynolds qualifies for Olympic dressage final
The final is due to take place on Monday afternoon.
# 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.
# Interview
'It's hard to explain how much it hurts not being able to realise my Olympic dream'
Irish track star Mary Cullen talks about her latest Games heartbreak, trying to find her way again and why she is excited to see Ciara Mageean take to the track in Rio.
# Four more years
Nadal admits he wouldn't be competing if he wasn't at the Olympics
Spaniard Rafael Nadal shook off his left-wrist injury to move into the second round of the men’s singles tennis tournament in Rio.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern
Our athlete-by-athlete guide to Team Ireland continues with the Belfast’s dynamic duo.
# knowing the ropes
'We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' - Ireland's sailors on the polluted Rio waters
Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton are sailing into Rio with high ambitions, and ready for the challenge water pollution poses.
# Interview
'Everyone has their own opinions but nothing makes me prouder than wearing my Irish tracksuit'
As he flies out to Rio, Oliver Dingley sits down with The42 to reflect on the journey which will see him become the first Irish diver to compete at the Olympics in 68 years.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kieran Behan
Ireland’s only male gymnast is one of the most inspirational athletes heading to Rio.
# Rio Stars
The time is now: 5 athletes who are ready to light up the Rio Olympics
Who are the contenders gunning to become the star of Rio 2016?
# Whistleblower
Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion
It’s unclear whether or not the appeal will be successful.
# end of the road to rio
Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Sergiu Ciobanu is now focusing on winning a place for Tokyo 2020.
# 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.
# 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.
# team ireland
16 things we learned from tonight's Road to Rio documentary
Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode.
# Road to Rio
If this RTÉ documentary doesn't get you in the mood for the Olympics, nothing will
‘They give our nation a face, a heart, a story.’
# Road to Rio
These 9 Irish boxers will be fighting for Olympic qualification next month
Irish squad training in Italy ahead of European Olympic qualifier in Turkey.
# they have asked for that
Ireland are going to court next week to fight for an Olympic place
“Freak” European Championship incident will be reviewed by CAS.
# getting it done
Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers
Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all conjured excellent performances in Donegal.
# About a Boyce
'You can't go out there thinking everyone's on drugs'
Brendan Boyce on doping, Olympic qualification and breaking the world’s top ten.
# Brazil
Four police killed as Rio struggles to curb violence before Olympics
The host city for the 2016 games is trying to wrestle back control of the streets from violent drug gangs.
# Lucky Escape
British Olympians robbed at knife point during training visit to Rio ahead of 2016 games
Both athletes were left shaken but unharmed after the incident.
# Epic Flip
This wrestler is half Chuck Norris and half René Higuita
This is what happens when you combine a round house and a scorpion kick
# Decision time
Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy's decision to play for Ireland at 2016 Olympics
The Northern Irish golfer made the choice today.