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#Road to Rio

# road-to-rio - Thursday 31 March, 2016

From The42 SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong Road To Rio

SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong

The 15-a-side stars of France, Australia and New Zealand are at very different points in their quest for a room in the Olympic village.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

From The42 These 9 Irish boxers will be fighting for Olympic qualification next month 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.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 26 March, 2016

From The42 We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes More Than Sport

We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes

Ahead of the Rio Paralympics, we headed down to Santry to try out some of the sports Ireland will be represented in this summer.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped Road To Redemption

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped

While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From The42 Wladimir Klitschko wants to box at Rio Olympics if radical rule change passes Road To Rio

Wladimir Klitschko wants to box at Rio Olympics if radical rule change passes

Former heavyweight champ says title rematch with Tyson Fury must be number one priority.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

From The42 All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals Road To Rio

All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals

Zaur Antia is keeping his boxers busy ahead of European qualifier.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 12 March, 2016

From The42 On a mission - the man tasked with giving Ireland the best chance of success in Rio Road To Rio

On a mission - the man tasked with giving Ireland the best chance of success in Rio

Meet Kevin Kilty, Team Ireland’s chef de mission for this summer’s Olympics.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From The42 'The Fastest Man in Rugby' wants to run the Olympic 100m in Rio Road To Rio This post contains videos

'The Fastest Man in Rugby' wants to run the Olympic 100m in Rio

Carlin Isles returns to the track this weekend with Olympic qualification on his mind.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 6 March, 2016

From The42 'I'd be positive we'll come home with a couple of medals in our back pocket' Road To Rio

'I'd be positive we'll come home with a couple of medals in our back pocket'

Bernard Dunne is predicting a big summer for Team Ireland.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From The42 'You haven't seen the best of me yet' - Katie's burning desire for success still alive Road To Rio

'You haven't seen the best of me yet' - Katie's burning desire for success still alive

The five-time world champion wants to make more history and add to her legacy in 2016.

From The42 'I'd love to box for a world professional title but I don't know if that's going to be after Rio' Road To Rio

'I'd love to box for a world professional title but I don't know if that's going to be after Rio'

The Bray boxer hasn’t ruled out the possibility of turning pro.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From The42 'Maybe I could take over Russian race-walking after the Olympics, show them how to win clean' Road To Rio

'Maybe I could take over Russian race-walking after the Olympics, show them how to win clean'

Rob Heffernan could win medals at two different Olympic Games this year.

From The42 'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true' Road To Rio

'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true'

Rob Heffernan opens up on the long slog that goes with being an Olympian.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The42 Toulon release Quade Cooper to make sevens bow in Vegas Road To Rio

Toulon release Quade Cooper to make sevens bow in Vegas

The fly-half could face his club-mate Bryan Habana at the tournament.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From The42 History! Oliver Dingley becomes first Irish diver to qualify for Olympics in 68 years History

History! Oliver Dingley becomes first Irish diver to qualify for Olympics in 68 years

The 23-year-old secured qualification in Rio this afternoon.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The42 Katie Taylor claims second win in as many nights against old foe Underwood Reaquainted

Katie Taylor claims second win in as many nights against old foe Underwood

The world number one faced the former Pan American champion in Tralee.

# road-to-rio - Friday 19 February, 2016

From The42 Katie Taylor claims victory in first fight of 2016 ahead of Underwood bout Road To Rio

Katie Taylor claims victory in first fight of 2016 ahead of Underwood bout

The Olympic champion won by unanimous decision against Serbia’s Jelina Jelic in Cork tonight.

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

From The42 One of Katie Taylor's biggest rivals is coming to fight her in Tralee next month Road To Rio This post contains videos

One of Katie Taylor's biggest rivals is coming to fight her in Tralee next month

Queen Underwood confirmed as part of Taylor’s preparations for Olympic qualifiers.

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

From The42 'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins returns to Australian 7s team ahead of Rio Olympics Road To Rio

'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins returns to Australian 7s team ahead of Rio Olympics

Cummins was part of the Sevens team which won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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

From The42 'It starts to remove the excuses': Why Ireland's new elite training centre matters Road To Rio

'It starts to remove the excuses': Why Ireland's new elite training centre matters

€4 million base on the National Sports Campus is due to be fully operational by next month.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 27 December, 2015

From The42 'I am 10 times fitter now than I was in London' - Natalya Coyle ready to raise the bar in Rio Road To Rio

'I am 10 times fitter now than I was in London' - Natalya Coyle ready to raise the bar in Rio

Hectic year in store for Ireland’s top modern pentathlete.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From The42 Be still our beating hearts... Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics Dream Team

Be still our beating hearts... Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics

Switzerland are surely favourites for the gold medal now?

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

From The42 Alicante is lovely this time of year: Here are the men and women's 7s squads for this weekend Grand Toreno

Alicante is lovely this time of year: Here are the men and women's 7s squads for this weekend

Both sides will take on Spain, Portugal and France this week, while the women will also face England.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 5 September, 2015

From The42 The first Irish rowers have qualified for Rio 2016 Rowed To Rio

The first Irish rowers have qualified for Rio 2016

It was an eventful twenty minutes at the World Rowing Championships this morning.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 15 August, 2015

From The42 'My life has changed completely' - Juggling work and training on the road to the Rio Olympics Sevens Heaven

'My life has changed completely' - Juggling work and training on the road to the Rio Olympics

Katie Fitzhenry is hoping to help Ireland’s Sevens team secure their Olympic spot.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 8 August, 2015

From The42 From Latvia to Cork... to Rio? The42's day on the water with Olympic rower Sanita Puspure Road To Rio This post contains videos

From Latvia to Cork... to Rio? The42's day on the water with Olympic rower Sanita Puspure

Puspure heads for France later this month with Olympic qualification firmly in her sights.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From The42 'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time Steady As She Goes

'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 26 July, 2015

It was a great weekend for Mark English at the star-studded Anniversary Games in London

The 22-year-old ran an Olympic qualifying time.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland Men book place in Olympic 7s rugby qualifier with third place in Lisbon Rapid Progress

Ireland Men book place in Olympic 7s rugby qualifier with third place in Lisbon

A year ago, this team didn’t exist. Next June they’ll play for the last place at Rio 2016.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 18 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland's Sevens sides on course for top three finish after unbeaten start in Lisbon Unbeaten

Ireland's Sevens sides on course for top three finish after unbeaten start in Lisbon

Pool stage complete, Ireland are well seeded for the quarter-finals

# road-to-rio - Friday 17 July, 2015

From The42 'We can match it up with the top teams' - Irish women have Rio in their sights Road To Rio

'We can match it up with the top teams' - Irish women have Rio in their sights

Lucy Mulhall is loving the life of a full-time athlete.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From The42 From Lansdowne to Lisbon, Ireland's Tom Daly on the next step on the road to Rio Road To Rio

From Lansdowne to Lisbon, Ireland's Tom Daly on the next step on the road to Rio

The next stage of Olympic qualification takes place this weekend.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

From The42 'It'll be a huge learning curve' - Sevens' sides ready for biggest test yet Road To Rio

'It'll be a huge learning curve' - Sevens' sides ready for biggest test yet

Ireland’s sides continue their Road to Rio this weekend.

# road-to-rio - Monday 13 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers Road To Rio

Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers

Ireland’s men and women must secure top three finishes in Lisbon.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 12 July, 2015

From The42 Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers Getting It Done

Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers

Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all conjured excellent performances in Donegal.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland hockey team keep Olympic qualification dreams alive with latest victory Road To Rio

Ireland hockey team keep Olympic qualification dreams alive with latest victory

A 4-1 win over Malaysia in Belgium clinched fifth place in the World Hockey League.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland Sevens' ruthless form continues en route to final as Women lift more silverware Rugby 7s

Ireland Sevens' ruthless form continues en route to final as Women lift more silverware

It’s been another busy weekend on the Road to Rio.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 20 June, 2015

From The42 Women's Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat Disappointment

Women's Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat

Ireland weren’t happy with the nature of their defeat.

From The42 27 tries scored, none conceded - Ireland Sevens storm through group stages in Zagreb Road To Rio

27 tries scored, none conceded - Ireland Sevens storm through group stages in Zagreb

Anthony Eddy’s side were in ruthless form.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From The42 Heartbreak for Ireland as quarter-final shoot-out defeat dents Olympic hopes Cruel Defeat

Heartbreak for Ireland as quarter-final shoot-out defeat dents Olympic hopes

China advance to the last four at Ireland’s expense.