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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years
# Pitchside Perspective
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# Pitchside Perspective

'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years

Dec 29th 2016, 12:05 PM 13,754 Views 6 Comments

The RTÉ reporter has been at the centre of many of the national team’s highs and lows in recent memory.

# olympic-games - Sunday 25 December, 2016

83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016
# Review
From The42
# Review

83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016

Dec 25th 2016, 9:15 PM 8,841 Views 5 Comments

We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland
# Rio Tickets
# Rio Tickets

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Dec 21st 2016, 9:30 AM 5,575 Views 0 Comments

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team
# Cool Runnings
From The42
# Cool Runnings

Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team

Sep 21st 2016, 9:03 AM 5,859 Views 8 Comments

The 34-year-old is joined by fellow Olympic runner Ryan Bailey.

# olympic-games - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around
# Team Ireland At The áras
# Team Ireland At The áras

Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around

Aug 28th 2016, 2:03 PM 25,928 Views 36 Comments

He also had some strong words for Ireland’s sporting bosses. .

# olympic-games - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games
# Against The Rules
# Against The Rules

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

Aug 27th 2016, 11:04 AM 39,965 Views 49 Comments

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets
# Olympic Council Of Ireland
# Olympic Council Of Ireland

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

Aug 23rd 2016, 10:20 PM 131,642 Views 0 Comments

The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also told TheJournal.ie that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.

# olympic-games - Monday 22 August, 2016

'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets
# Shambles
# Shambles

'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:36 PM 39,212 Views 0 Comments

Families say there was no online portal to buy tickets.

With a little performance enhancing photoshop, Paddy Barnes looks like a hell of a heavyweight
# Punching Above His Weight
From The42
# Punching Above His Weight

With a little performance enhancing photoshop, Paddy Barnes looks like a hell of a heavyweight

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:34 PM 15,262 Views 3 Comments

Anthony Joshua is clearly in trouble there.

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"

Aug 22nd 2016, 8:05 AM 62,654 Views 0 Comments

The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.

# olympic-games - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon
# The Long Run
From The42
# The Long Run

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon

Aug 21st 2016, 4:44 PM 14,247 Views 12 Comments

The Co. Down man went a long way towards justifying his selection for the Games.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16 From The42
Live Aug 21st 2016, 10:37 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16

# olympic-games - Saturday 20 August, 2016

What would it take for Dublin to ever host an Olympics - other than a miracle?
# Dublin 2024
# Dublin 2024

What would it take for Dublin to ever host an Olympics - other than a miracle?

Aug 20th 2016, 11:45 AM 32,495 Views 88 Comments

We would need to find treasure.

'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan

Aug 20th 2016, 7:50 AM 22,118 Views 11 Comments

Rob Heffernan was a happy man, crossing the finish line in sixth position.

# olympic-games - Friday 19 August, 2016

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km

Aug 19th 2016, 4:39 PM 27,143 Views 39 Comments

The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.

Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan

Aug 19th 2016, 7:54 AM 7,525 Views 0 Comments

All today’s action heading into the final weekend of Rio 2016.

A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run
# Solo Run
From The42
# Solo Run

A league of their own: US women cruise to 4x100m final in bizarre relay re-run

Aug 19th 2016, 12:30 AM 11,636 Views 13 Comments

“Running without competition is just strange.”

# olympic-games - Thursday 18 August, 2016

19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon

Aug 18th 2016, 9:32 PM 6,150 Views 4 Comments

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe won 16 of his duels and will have a rest day tomorrow before the men’s event is run off in full on Saturday.

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium

Aug 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 24,328 Views 26 Comments

The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13 From The42
Live Aug 18th 2016, 11:05 AM

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13

Making headlines: How the world reacted to the arrest of Ireland's Pat Hickey
# International Reaction
# International Reaction

Making headlines: How the world reacted to the arrest of Ireland's Pat Hickey

Aug 18th 2016, 6:04 AM 39,707 Views 0 Comments

The country’s top Olympic official has been making worldwide news.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'
# Silver Linings
From The42
# Silver Linings

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'

Aug 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,487 Views 11 Comments

A silver lining for Annalise Murphy after the pain of London 2012.

# olympic-games - Monday 15 August, 2016

Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final
# On Track
From The42
# On Track

Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final

Aug 15th 2016, 4:25 PM 4,111 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man was the 10th fastest in the Olympic heats today.

OCI refuses to answer questions from Minister Shane Ross over ticket controversy
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

OCI refuses to answer questions from Minister Shane Ross over ticket controversy

Aug 15th 2016, 7:58 AM 20,004 Views 0 Comments

Minister Shane Ross said that he was “absolutely stunned” by the decision.

Annalise Murphy told nobody but she came to Rio for this Olympic medal
# Silver Lining
From The42
# Silver Lining

Annalise Murphy told nobody but she came to Rio for this Olympic medal

Aug 15th 2016, 7:15 AM 39,860 Views 11 Comments

After heartbreak four years ago, the sailor has a massive opportunity today.

# olympic-games - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'We rocked it today'': Ireland's marathoners proud of their Olympic moments
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'We rocked it today'': Ireland's marathoners proud of their Olympic moments

Aug 14th 2016, 9:06 PM 9,538 Views 13 Comments

Fionnuala McCormack crossed the line in 20th position.

Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finishes in 20th place in Olympic marathon
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finishes in 20th place in Olympic marathon

Aug 14th 2016, 5:03 PM 21,892 Views 22 Comments

A PB run from the Wicklow woman.

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal
# What's Going On?
# What's Going On?

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal

Aug 14th 2016, 2:17 PM 17,464 Views 0 Comments

The controversy kicked off with an arrest of an Irishman last week. Tonight Sports Minister Shane Ross will want answers from the Olympic Council of Ireland.

Mo Farah falls, then takes gold in the 10,000m Olympic final
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Mo Farah falls, then takes gold in the 10,000m Olympic final

Aug 14th 2016, 2:09 AM 14,235 Views 27 Comments

An incredible 10,000m men’s final wows the crowd at the Olympic Stadium.

# olympic-games - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Belfast's Brendan Irvine becomes fifth Irish boxer to exit Rio 2016
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Belfast's Brendan Irvine becomes fifth Irish boxer to exit Rio 2016

Aug 13th 2016, 3:36 PM 13,902 Views 29 Comments

The 20-year-old boxer was comprehensively beaten by his opponent from Uzbekistan.

'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio

Aug 13th 2016, 2:25 AM 9,896 Views 4 Comments

With steely determination and composure, Ciara Mageean made an impressive Olympic debut in Rio.

No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat
# On Track
From The42
# On Track

No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat

Aug 13th 2016, 12:42 AM 9,280 Views 4 Comments

The semi-finals will be on Sunday night.

# olympic-games - Friday 12 August, 2016

Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio
# Sail Away
From The42
# Sail Away

Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio

Aug 12th 2016, 9:11 PM 10,487 Views 7 Comments

Anne-Marie Rindom took over as overall leader in the Laser Radial class.

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match
# History
From The42
# History

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

Aug 12th 2016, 7:11 PM 20,104 Views 11 Comments

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio
# Olympic Golf
From The42
# Olympic Golf

Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio

Aug 12th 2016, 6:06 PM 10,997 Views 4 Comments

The Waterford man is four shots off the podium places at the halfway stage.

Women's 10,000m record smashed by almost 14 seconds as Almaz takes gold
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Women's 10,000m record smashed by almost 14 seconds as Almaz takes gold

Aug 12th 2016, 4:30 PM 8,749 Views 31 Comments

The Ethiopian never looked likely to be caught when she went chasing the first track and field medal of the Games.

Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men's 800 metres semi-finals
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Mark English produces superb finish to qualify for the men's 800 metres semi-finals

Aug 12th 2016, 4:11 PM 7,620 Views 4 Comments

The UCD man will compete in the semi-final in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Olympic Breakfast: All eyes on the water as Team Ireland target their first medal
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: All eyes on the water as Team Ireland target their first medal

Aug 12th 2016, 7:47 AM 31,712 Views 9 Comments

You may want to take a late lunch today to catch all the action.

'It doesn’t really bother us that we are in an Olympic final': All Irish eyes on Rio rowers today
# Medal Hopes
From The42
# Medal Hopes

'It doesn’t really bother us that we are in an Olympic final': All Irish eyes on Rio rowers today

Aug 12th 2016, 6:45 AM 20,287 Views 9 Comments

Team Ireland are through to two rowing finals today.

# olympic-games - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'

Aug 11th 2016, 8:22 PM 33,814 Views 44 Comments

The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.