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#Rio 2016

# rio-2016 - Sunday 30 August, 2020

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
# Essential Viewing
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# Essential Viewing

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,501 Views 1 Comment

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

# rio-2016 - Sunday 1 March, 2020

The melancholy of the former distance runner
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

Mar 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 27,542 Views 2 Comments

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Conlan finally set for Rio 2016 revenge chance with Nikitin showdown confirmed for NYC
# Christmas Cracker
From The42
# Christmas Cracker

Conlan finally set for Rio 2016 revenge chance with Nikitin showdown confirmed for NYC

Oct 15th 2019, 12:50 PM 4,636 Views 2 Comments

It’s back on – the long-awaited reunion takes place on 14 December at Madison Square Garden.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 29 August, 2019

21-year-old Australian Olympic champion undergoes third heart operation
# Problems
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# Problems

21-year-old Australian Olympic champion undergoes third heart operation

Aug 29th 2019, 3:43 PM 3,328 Views 0 Comments

Kyle Chalmers said he was hopeful the problem has now been fixed ‘once and for all’.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Rio marathon silver medallist banned following EPO positive
# Doping
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# Doping

Rio marathon silver medallist banned following EPO positive

May 22nd 2019, 2:35 PM 4,084 Views 3 Comments

Bahrain’s Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa has been provisionally suspended.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta
# Sailing Along Nicely
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# Sailing Along Nicely

Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta

Apr 6th 2019, 4:55 PM 1,721 Views 0 Comments

The Carlow native narrowly missed out on a podium place after an impressive performance.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
# On The Mend
From The42
# On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,464 Views 0 Comments

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'I look back with great pride' - Long-standing Ireland hockey captain and Rio Olympian announces retirement
# Green Machine
From The42
# Green Machine

'I look back with great pride' - Long-standing Ireland hockey captain and Rio Olympian announces retirement

Sep 25th 2018, 5:57 PM 4,001 Views 1 Comment

The defender won European bronze with Ireland in 2015 and represented his country at the Olympic Games.

# rio-2016 - Monday 4 June, 2018

Irish Olympian Jonty Evans in intensive care following fall
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Irish Olympian Jonty Evans in intensive care following fall

Jun 4th 2018, 5:40 PM 24,659 Views 10 Comments

The 46-year-old suffered the accident during the Tattersalls International Horse Trials

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'It was driven by money' - Irish Olympian Barr backs changes to clamp down on switching nationality
# Transfer Of Allegiance
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# Transfer Of Allegiance

'It was driven by money' - Irish Olympian Barr backs changes to clamp down on switching nationality

Mar 14th 2018, 6:45 AM 6,156 Views 4 Comments

The 400m hurdler believes new measures on the way from the IAAF are ‘a step in the right direction’.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 3 March, 2018

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’
# Aftermath
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# Aftermath

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’

Mar 3rd 2018, 10:00 AM 24,872 Views 2 Comments

Claire Lambe on representing Ireland at the 2016 Olympics and transitioning to normal life thereafter.

# rio-2016 - Monday 26 February, 2018

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation

Feb 26th 2018, 7:17 PM 23,967 Views 36 Comments

The ban is backdated to when he failed the test, which means he will be eligible to box again after 10 July 2020.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep... I mean, f**k, I was in a dark place'
# Retirement Age
From The42
# Retirement Age

'I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep... I mean, f**k, I was in a dark place'

Feb 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 40,603 Views 8 Comments

The 30-year old, three-time Olympian announced his retirement on Tuesday.

# rio-2016 - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'
# Marathon Man
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# Marathon Man

'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 3,733 Views 0 Comments

Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Brazil's supreme court grants injunction to suspend Kevin Mallon's ticket touting court date
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Brazil's supreme court grants injunction to suspend Kevin Mallon's ticket touting court date

Nov 9th 2017, 7:29 PM 10,828 Views 0 Comments

Mallon’s legal team told the court: “We are shouting but no one is listening.”

# rio-2016 - Monday 9 October, 2017

Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast announces her retirement at 19
# CALLING IT A DAY
From The42
# CALLING IT A DAY

Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast announces her retirement at 19

Oct 9th 2017, 5:22 PM 10,652 Views 11 Comments

Ellis O’Reilly hopes her achievements will inspire a new generation.

# rio-2016 - Friday 6 October, 2017

Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank
# Secret Stash
From The42
# Secret Stash

Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank

Oct 6th 2017, 5:47 PM 3,227 Views 3 Comments

Carlos Nuzman is alleged to have paid off colleagues in return for them voting in favour of the Brazilian city being Olympic host.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
# Ticket Problems
# Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Aug 17th 2017, 2:20 PM 22,673 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'
# Moran Inquiry
# Moran Inquiry

Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'

Aug 15th 2017, 7:34 AM 16,113 Views 0 Comments

The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster

Aug 15th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,233 Views 0 Comments

During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.

# rio-2016 - Monday 14 August, 2017

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026
# OCI
# OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

Aug 14th 2017, 6:51 PM 16,348 Views 0 Comments

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete
# Indignation
From The42
# Indignation

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

Aug 14th 2017, 2:33 PM 5,753 Views 16 Comments

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

# rio-2016 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Scott Evans is angry
# Madminton
From The42
# Madminton

Scott Evans is angry

Aug 13th 2017, 10:00 AM 27,277 Views 24 Comments

The Irish badminton star wants his sport to appear on TV more than just every four years.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career
# Waving The White Flag
From The42
# Waving The White Flag

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career

Jul 25th 2017, 11:55 AM 29,392 Views 9 Comments

The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.

# rio-2016 - Friday 16 June, 2017

Thomas Barr delivers big finish to take third place in his first Diamond League of the season
# Yes Boys
From The42
# Yes Boys

Thomas Barr delivers big finish to take third place in his first Diamond League of the season

Jun 16th 2017, 1:13 AM 4,392 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford native impressed in a quick race in Norway.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal

Jun 7th 2017, 8:13 AM 7,218 Views 5 Comments

The Olympic swimmer said he hit his lowest point in the wake of the controversy.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals
# Rusting
# Rusting

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

May 25th 2017, 10:16 PM 72,973 Views 33 Comments

Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.

# rio-2016 - Friday 12 May, 2017

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency

May 12th 2017, 7:34 AM 7,497 Views 18 Comments

In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'
# Green Blood
# Green Blood

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Apr 15th 2017, 11:00 AM 23,651 Views 16 Comments

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'
# Green Blood
From The42
# Green Blood

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Apr 13th 2017, 11:28 AM 9,706 Views 11 Comments

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

# rio-2016 - Sunday 9 April, 2017

‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’

Apr 9th 2017, 10:11 AM 35,046 Views 0 Comments

Irish rower Claire Lambe chats to The42 about helping Cambridge win the Boat Race and getting used to life after Rio 2016.

# rio-2016 - Friday 7 April, 2017

2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test
# Drugs
From The42
# Drugs

2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test

Apr 7th 2017, 7:50 AM 18,002 Views 25 Comments

Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'It's quite clear they didn't deliver': Treacy defends decision to slash boxing funding after Rio disaster
# Change Is Needed
From The42
# Change Is Needed

'It's quite clear they didn't deliver': Treacy defends decision to slash boxing funding after Rio disaster

Apr 6th 2017, 7:15 AM 5,338 Views 7 Comments

Former Olympian Darren O’Neill has welcomed the ‘hard-hitting’ report into the disaster in Rio.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Boxing funding cut €200k as review finds Rio failures were down to 'fundamental weaknesses'
# Rio Review
From The42
# Rio Review

Boxing funding cut €200k as review finds Rio failures were down to 'fundamental weaknesses'

Apr 5th 2017, 4:41 PM 14,399 Views 22 Comments

Sport Ireland’s 212-page ‘Rio Review’ was published today.

# rio-2016 - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret'
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret'

Mar 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,087 Views 0 Comments

The O’Donovan brothers talk the Rio and the past, how they feel about their media portrayal and what’s coming up next.

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Balancing 5 disciplines and burning 4000 calories daily: A day in the life of Natalya Coyle
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

Balancing 5 disciplines and burning 4000 calories daily: A day in the life of Natalya Coyle

Mar 14th 2017, 2:49 PM 4,395 Views 1 Comment

The modern pentathlete talks fitness, Rio 2016 and brings us through her rise to where she is today.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Phelps: I've never been in clean international race
# Doping
From The42
# Doping

Phelps: I've never been in clean international race

Mar 1st 2017, 4:17 PM 10,219 Views 5 Comments

Speaking at a US congressional hearing, Phelps said home races were fine though.

# rio-2016 - Monday 27 February, 2017

One of Ireland's Olympic coaches is joining the German national team
# Transition
From The42
# Transition

One of Ireland's Olympic coaches is joining the German national team

Feb 27th 2017, 9:19 PM 5,480 Views 3 Comments

Eddie Bolger has resigned from his role as High-Performance Coach with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.

# rio-2016 - Friday 17 February, 2017

It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy

Feb 17th 2017, 6:19 PM 19,623 Views 65 Comments

Ross admitted on his return that Pat Hickey ‘ate him for breakfast’

# rio-2016 - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI
# OCI
From The42
# OCI

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI

Feb 9th 2017, 10:11 PM 33,017 Views 23 Comments

The CEO of Swim Ireland will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who replaced Pat Hickey last summer.

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