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#Road to Rio

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

From The42 Ireland get Olympic 7s qualification tilt off to rampant start with rout in UCD Road To Rio

Ireland get Olympic 7s qualification tilt off to rampant start with rout in UCD

Trinidad and Tobago were utterly outclassed.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Michael O'Reilly becomes the 8th Irish boxer to qualify for Rio 2016 Road To Rio

Michael O'Reilly becomes the 8th Irish boxer to qualify for Rio 2016

And he’s guaranteed a bronze at the World Qualifier in Baku.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 What happens now that Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Olympics? Team Ireland

What happens now that Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Olympics?

Graeme McDowell, Pádraig Harrington and Seamus Power are on the reserve list for Paul McGinley’s team.

From The42 'I've learnt to deal with those situations. If something is said or written I don't get as upset by it' Road To Rio

'I've learnt to deal with those situations. If something is said or written I don't get as upset by it'

After the heartbreak of London, Aileen Reid believes she’s better equipped to deal with the pressure of an Olympic Games in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From The42 Ireland name Niamh Briggs in 7s squad for this weekend's Olympic qualifier in UCD Last Chance Saloon

Ireland name Niamh Briggs in 7s squad for this weekend's Olympic qualifier in UCD

The stakes couldn’t be any higher for the

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From The42 'No-one will ever come close to him': How Ali's philosophy still guides Katie Taylor Road To Rio

'No-one will ever come close to him': How Ali's philosophy still guides Katie Taylor

Taylor’s confidence unshaken as she sets her sights on a second Olympic gold medal.

From The42 Team Ireland's New Balance kit for Rio 2016 has been unveiled Road To Rio

Team Ireland's New Balance kit for Rio 2016 has been unveiled

Another box ticked on the road to Rio.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 5 June, 2016

From The42 'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan Controversial

'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan

The Bolton-born fighter is considering the option but the WBC is vowing to impose two-year bans on any pros who fight at the Olympics.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection Inspirational

Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection

Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

From The42 Olympic Games opened to professional boxers after landslide vote at AIBA congress Pro-Am

Olympic Games opened to professional boxers after landslide vote at AIBA congress

Until now, boxing at the Games had been restricted to the amateur level.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 28 May, 2016

From The42 Ciobanu's Olympic appeal falls on deaf ears as Athletics Ireland stick by controversial decision Rio 2016

Ciobanu's Olympic appeal falls on deaf ears as Athletics Ireland stick by controversial decision

An Independent Appeals Committee finds there was no ‘error of fact or a procedural deficit’ in selection process.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

From The42 16 things we learned from tonight's Road to Rio documentary Team Ireland

16 things we learned from tonight's Road to Rio documentary

Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode.

From The42 'Without realising it, I’m wasting so much energy' - Ellen Keane writes her first Road to Rio diary Road To Rio

'Without realising it, I’m wasting so much energy' - Ellen Keane writes her first Road to Rio diary

Swimmer is preparing for her third Paralympics later this year.

From The42 'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions Going Swimmingly

'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions

The 24-year-old also spoke about the impact of the Zika virus on her plans for Rio.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 Athletics Ireland 'competely reject' claims athlete's Moldovan background cost him Olympic spot Denial

Athletics Ireland 'competely reject' claims athlete's Moldovan background cost him Olympic spot

Marathon runner Sergiu Ciobanu was not selected for the three-man team despite posting the third fastest time.

From The42 Rio, here I come! Katie Taylor has qualified for the Olympic Games Road To Rio

Rio, here I come! Katie Taylor has qualified for the Olympic Games

“Dream come true” as Taylor beats Victoria Torres by unanimous decision.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 21 May, 2016

From The42 Katie Taylor 2 wins away from Rio after convincing start to World Championships Road To Rio

Katie Taylor 2 wins away from Rio after convincing start to World Championships

The Bray boxer must reach the semi-finals in Astana.

# road-to-rio - Friday 20 May, 2016

From The42 Team Ireland beginning to take shape as badminton stars secure Olympic qualification On The Plane

Team Ireland beginning to take shape as badminton stars secure Olympic qualification

Scott Evans and Chloe Magee become the latest Irish athletes to secure their place in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 19 May, 2016

From The42 Will Katie qualify for the Olympics? All eyes on Taylor as World Championships begin Road To Rio

Will Katie qualify for the Olympics? All eyes on Taylor as World Championships begin

Cavan’s Ceire Smith lost on the opening day in Astana.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From The42 15 things we learned from the second episode of RTÉ's Road to Rio documentary Road To Rio

# road-to-rio - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From The42 Usain Bolt ran his first 100m of the season last night - and says 'it wasn't the best' Road To Rio This post contains videos

Usain Bolt ran his first 100m of the season last night - and says 'it wasn't the best'

Bolt returns to the track ahead of the Ostrava Golden Spike meet next week.

'I'm a 27-year-old Olympian funded by my parents, riding a moped to training like a teenager'

Gymnast Kieran Behan admits justifying his existence is becoming increasingly difficult but he remains determined to overcome obstacles to inspire others.

From The42 'We just love trying to do that to ourselves. We love that feeling of pain' Brothers In Arms

'We just love trying to do that to ourselves. We love that feeling of pain'

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan speak to The42 about the gruelling road to Rio, how they got into rowing, and what it means to be European champions.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From The42 14 things we learned from the first episode of RTÉ's Road to Rio documentary Irish Pride
From The42 'None of us are enemies - we'll shake hands regardless of who is on that plane to Rio' The Waiting Game

'None of us are enemies - we'll shake hands regardless of who is on that plane to Rio'

The waiting game is nearly over for Ireland’s marathon runners with their Olympic fate set to be delivered in the coming weeks.

# road-to-rio - Monday 9 May, 2016

From The42 Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born, this month she'll take another shot at the Olympics Sprinter This post contains videos

Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born, this month she'll take another shot at the Olympics

Family ties are helping the record-breaking Lucan woman strengthen for make-or-break qualifiers in Germany.

From The42 World Cup gold for Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe ahead of Rio 2016 Road To Rio

World Cup gold for Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe ahead of Rio 2016

The pair put in a great performance in Florida on Sunday night.

# road-to-rio - Friday 6 May, 2016

From The42 'Sport is a form of medicine for me and provides a release from everything else in life' Darkness Into Light

'Sport is a form of medicine for me and provides a release from everything else in life'

With the Rio Olympics just four months away, The42 meets one of Ireland’s leading medal hopes, Mark English.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From The42 If this RTÉ documentary doesn't get you in the mood for the Olympics, nothing will Road To Rio This post contains videos

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 - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 'Irish boxing is where it is now because of Zaur Antia, and that's a fact' Road To Rio

'Irish boxing is where it is now because of Zaur Antia, and that's a fact'

Barnes will carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony on 5 August.

# road-to-rio - 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.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From The42 Ireland have another Rio representative as Kieran Behan books Olympic place On The Plane

Ireland have another Rio representative as Kieran Behan books Olympic place

The gymnast’s place at this summer’s Games was confirmed this morning.

From The42 The mighty Quinn is aiming to make a big splash in Rio Quinn It To Win It

The mighty Quinn is aiming to make a big splash in Rio

Nicholas Quinn tells The42 all those early starts and gruelling pool sessions were worth it.

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

From The42 19-year-old Brendan Irvine becomes the 5th Irish boxer to qualify for Rio Road To Rio

19-year-old Brendan Irvine becomes the 5th Irish boxer to qualify for Rio

The Belfast-born fighter fought back after a difficult start in his box-off this afternoon.

# road-to-rio - Friday 15 April, 2016

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.

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

From The42 Katie Taylor on the brink of Olympic qualification, Darren O'Neill goes out at the quarter-finals Road To Rio

Katie Taylor on the brink of Olympic qualification, Darren O'Neill goes out at the quarter-finals

The 2012 gold medallist came through her European Olympic qualifying quarter-final in Turkey and there were mixed fortunes for the rest of Team Ireland.

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

From The42 Shock as Ireland's Michael O'Reilly crashes out in Olympic boxing qualifier Road To Rio

Shock as Ireland's Michael O'Reilly crashes out in Olympic boxing qualifier

David Oliver Joyce into the lightwieght quarter-finals in Turkey as O’Reilly suffers defeat.

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

From The42 Katie Taylor wins on a good day for Ireland at the Olympic boxing qualifiers Road To Rio

Katie Taylor wins on a good day for Ireland at the Olympic boxing qualifiers

Four Irish fighters took a step closer to Rio today.

From The42 Rio, here we come! Nicholas Quinn becomes third Irish swimmer to qualify for Olympics Road To Rio

Rio, here we come! Nicholas Quinn becomes third Irish swimmer to qualify for Olympics

The 22-year-old won gold in Eindhoven last night.

# road-to-rio - Friday 8 April, 2016

From The42 'It was bad but what can you do?': Boxer's Olympic dream not affected by car crash Boxing

'It was bad but what can you do?': Boxer's Olympic dream not affected by car crash

Belfast teen Brendan Irvine is hoping to book his Olympic spot as the European Qualifiers get underway.