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#Road to Rio

# road-to-rio - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'
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'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'

Aug 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 11,759 Views 14 Comments

After winning World and European gold in 2015, Michael Conlan tells The42 why he is now ready to achieve his boyhood dream in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Friday 5 August, 2016

10 sports Brazil is pinning its medal hopes on at the Rio Olympics
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10 sports Brazil is pinning its medal hopes on at the Rio Olympics

Aug 5th 2016, 6:42 PM 6,371 Views 6 Comments

From judo to archery, we’ve got you covered.

Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends
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Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends

Aug 5th 2016, 10:50 AM 19,536 Views 6 Comments

Ellis O’Reilly talks to The42 about staying calm but exploding off the vault as she makes her Olympic debut on Sunday.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 4 August, 2016

'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment
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'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment

Aug 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 13,380 Views 9 Comments

After near misses in 2008 and 2012, the Irish hockey team are ready to make their mark in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan

Aug 3rd 2016, 2:30 PM 5,050 Views 2 Comments

The 38-year-old Corkman will become the first Irish athlete to compete in five consecutive Olympics’.

# road-to-rio - Monday 1 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds

Aug 1st 2016, 10:00 PM 3,928 Views 4 Comments

Reynolds and her horse Vancouver K will be flying the flag for Ireland in dressage in Rio.

'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way'
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'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way'

Aug 1st 2016, 9:25 PM 31,624 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s Dan Martin has his sights set on glory in the Olympic cycling road race this Saturday.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure

Jul 31st 2016, 6:45 AM 5,929 Views 3 Comments

The Latvian-born rower will be representing Ireland at an Olympics for the second time.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicholas Quinn
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicholas Quinn

Jul 30th 2016, 2:30 PM 4,695 Views 0 Comments

The Mayo swimmer will be going to his first Olympic Games.

'People thought it was a joke’: Remembering when Dublin dreamed of hosting the 2016 Olympics
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'People thought it was a joke’: Remembering when Dublin dreamed of hosting the 2016 Olympics

Jul 30th 2016, 10:00 AM 27,594 Views 39 Comments

Once upon a time, Dublin officials set their sights on bringing the biggest show on earth to Ireland.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly

Jul 30th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,227 Views 1 Comment

Leitrim runner set to make her Olympic debut at the age of 38.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion
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# Whistleblower

Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion

Jul 27th 2016, 9:07 AM 3,290 Views 4 Comments

It’s unclear whether or not the appeal will be successful.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr

Jul 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,367 Views 0 Comments

The national record holder will be hoping that his injury problems won’t cost him in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley

Jul 26th 2016, 10:00 PM 9,612 Views 5 Comments

Australian-born cyclist set to make history despite nightmare run of injuries.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Irvine
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Irvine

Jul 26th 2016, 4:29 PM 3,389 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old Belfast native will be one of the youngest Irish competitors at the Games.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce

Jul 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM 5,215 Views 3 Comments

The Donegal native will participate in the 50k race walk in Rio.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly

Jul 23rd 2016, 6:30 AM 5,584 Views 2 Comments

O’Reilly will be the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games.

# road-to-rio - Friday 22 July, 2016

Two of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls had their final prep runs before Rio tonight
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Two of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls had their final prep runs before Rio tonight

Jul 22nd 2016, 11:36 PM 4,320 Views 0 Comments

Ciara Mageean ran an 800m PB while Mark English recorded his best time of the season.

Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio
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Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio

Jul 22nd 2016, 10:43 PM 7,190 Views 9 Comments

Fastest man on the planet shakes off injury concerns on his comeback.

Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
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# End Of The Road To Rio

Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Jul 22nd 2016, 5:20 PM 8,861 Views 18 Comments

Sergiu Ciobanu is now focusing on winning a place for Tokyo 2020.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English

Jul 22nd 2016, 6:30 AM 4,200 Views 0 Comments

The man from Donegal will be flying the flag for Ireland in the men’s 800m in Rio next month.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: The 3-day eventing team
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: The 3-day eventing team

Jul 21st 2016, 10:00 PM 4,719 Views 2 Comments

Clare Abbott, Jonty Evans, Mark Kyle and Padraig McCarthy make up the quartet.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch

Jul 19th 2016, 10:00 PM 6,680 Views 0 Comments

The Carlow Laser sailor will be the youngest Irish helmsman ever to compete at the Olympics.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe

Jul 19th 2016, 2:30 PM 7,466 Views 2 Comments

We continue our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the lightweight women’s sculls pair.

Scotland international and Welsh centre's brother make Team GB squad for Rio sevens
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# In The Genes

Scotland international and Welsh centre's brother make Team GB squad for Rio sevens

Jul 19th 2016, 10:22 AM 7,541 Views 5 Comments

England winger Anthony Watson’s older brother Marcus also made the grade.

Super Bowl winner gets call to play sevens for USA at Olympics
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Super Bowl winner gets call to play sevens for USA at Olympics

Jul 19th 2016, 12:15 AM 8,200 Views 2 Comments

Nate Ebner will miss about two weeks of pre-season training due to his commitment to Rio.

# road-to-rio - Monday 18 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard

Jul 18th 2016, 10:00 PM 12,506 Views 11 Comments

The Kilkenny native is next up in our series looking at the Irish team heading to Rio.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle

Jul 18th 2016, 2:30 PM 5,817 Views 1 Comment

This Canada-based Limerick woman knows her way around a medal presentation.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Scott Evans
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Scott Evans

Jul 18th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,970 Views 1 Comment

We kick off our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the country’s top badminton player.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'For an hour a day I let myself think about that moment': Ireland's modern man dares to dream
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'For an hour a day I let myself think about that moment': Ireland's modern man dares to dream

Jul 16th 2016, 12:24 PM 27,913 Views 7 Comments

Modern pentathlete Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe goes to Rio as current European champion and a man on a mission.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates
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The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates

Jul 13th 2016, 4:03 PM 3,500 Views 1 Comment

Ireland open their historic campaign against India on 6 September.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Golf chief criticises the sport's big names for 'overreacting' to Zika virus threat
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Golf chief criticises the sport's big names for 'overreacting' to Zika virus threat

Jul 12th 2016, 11:10 AM 4,133 Views 13 Comments

Peter Dawson says the mass exodus ‘hasn’t shed golf in the best light.’

# road-to-rio - Monday 11 July, 2016

Harrington, Power and Maguire to represent Ireland in Rio
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Harrington, Power and Maguire to represent Ireland in Rio

Jul 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 22,989 Views 25 Comments

Stephanie Meadow has also made the women’s reserve list for Brazil.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 10 July, 2016

10 months after kidney transplant, Aries Merritt misses Rio place by an agonising 0.01 seconds
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10 months after kidney transplant, Aries Merritt misses Rio place by an agonising 0.01 seconds

Jul 10th 2016, 1:19 PM 4,415 Views 1 Comment

“Nothing can be worse than being told you’ll never run again, even if you come up short.”

# road-to-rio - Thursday 7 July, 2016

We took to the diving board with a Team Ireland star at the National Aquatic Centre
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We took to the diving board with a Team Ireland star at the National Aquatic Centre

Jul 7th 2016, 12:00 PM 9,894 Views 3 Comments

Look at that form.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Gregan scrapes through European Championships heat on disappointing day for Gillick
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Gregan scrapes through European Championships heat on disappointing day for Gillick

Jul 6th 2016, 2:35 PM 3,840 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Sinead Denny secured qualification from the women’s 400m heats in Amsterdam.

# road-to-rio - Monday 4 July, 2016

Justin Gatlin is getting quicker and quicker as the Olympics get closer and closer
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Justin Gatlin is getting quicker and quicker as the Olympics get closer and closer

Jul 4th 2016, 9:22 AM 8,596 Views 18 Comments

Controversial American sprinter sends a message to Bolt as he books his Olympic place.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

'People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea!' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary
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'People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea!' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary

Jun 29th 2016, 12:10 AM 5,844 Views 0 Comments

Irish Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane takes us off to Fuerteventura for some warm weather training and back again.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ireland women's sevens side set up showdown with Tunisia
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Ireland women's sevens side set up showdown with Tunisia

Jun 25th 2016, 7:36 PM 6,840 Views 6 Comments

The hosts saw off China earlier.

Ireland book Olympic 7s qualifier quarter-final spot with win over Portugal
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Ireland book Olympic 7s qualifier quarter-final spot with win over Portugal

Jun 25th 2016, 5:03 PM 4,658 Views 3 Comments

Amee Leigh Murphy-Crowe scored two tries for Ireland.

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