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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Thursday 11 August, 2016

'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe
# Pay Off
From The42
# Pay Off

'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe

Aug 11th 2016, 6:42 PM 4,052 Views 0 Comments

The duo are drawing confidence from their achievement today as they know they can compete with the best in the world.

70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away

Aug 11th 2016, 4:14 PM 9,883 Views 1 Comment

Seamus Power also managed to hit back-to-back birdies on his front nine.

Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI
# Dublin To Rio
# Dublin To Rio

Irish Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey says there was 'no impropriety whatsoever' from OCI

Aug 11th 2016, 3:18 PM 23,621 Views 0 Comments

The OCI President is under increasing pressure.

O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final

Aug 11th 2016, 1:34 PM 30,959 Views 29 Comments

The Corkmen were third in their semi-final and fifth fastest overall in the men’s lightweight double sculls semis.

Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going

Aug 11th 2016, 8:39 AM 15,409 Views 20 Comments

After last night’s defeat to Joe Ward, we need some good news today.

Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip
# Front-runner
From The42
# Front-runner

Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip

Aug 11th 2016, 1:00 AM 5,085 Views 12 Comments

Seasick? So what! Annalise Murphy has the stomach to lead from the front.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016
# King Billy
From The42
# King Billy

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016

Aug 10th 2016, 11:14 PM 12,773 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, the man who beat Paddy Barnes lost out at the quarter-final stage.

Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio

Aug 10th 2016, 9:33 PM 10,939 Views 7 Comments

Fiji’s dream of a first ever gold medal lives on.

Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio
# Standard Bearer
From The42
# Standard Bearer

Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio

Aug 10th 2016, 8:27 PM 29,308 Views 44 Comments

The Dubliner is the sailor to beat as she heads into a well-earned rest window after six races in three days.

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke
# Olympic Games
From The42
# Olympic Games

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

Aug 10th 2016, 6:13 PM 6,302 Views 18 Comments

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing
# Explainer
From The42
# Explainer

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing

Aug 10th 2016, 4:59 PM 11,486 Views 6 Comments

Don’t act like you weren’t confused.

Belief but no expectations yet: Murphy family quietly proud of Annalise in her quest for Olympic glory
# Sailing
From The42
# Sailing

Belief but no expectations yet: Murphy family quietly proud of Annalise in her quest for Olympic glory

Aug 10th 2016, 10:01 AM 28,895 Views 25 Comments

Nerves, lighting candles and solidarity diets – a family in pursuit of Olympic glory.

"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games

Aug 10th 2016, 9:43 AM 30,898 Views 43 Comments

Michael O’Reilly is due back in Ireland by Friday after he was sent home from the Olympics.

Olympic breakfast: Rowers, boxers and sailors among the Irish in action today
# Day 5
From The42
# Day 5

Olympic breakfast: Rowers, boxers and sailors among the Irish in action today

Aug 10th 2016, 9:00 AM 18,876 Views 4 Comments

All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio.

Bullets suspected in Olympic bus attack
# Danger
From The42
# Danger

Bullets suspected in Olympic bus attack

Aug 10th 2016, 2:02 AM 3,814 Views 0 Comments

A Belarus journalist suffered a cut hand in the incident, near Rio de Janeiro’s notorious City of God favela.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

'I left everything in the pool': Nicholas Quinn walks away from Rio 2016 with head held high after heat victory
# Olympian
From The42
# Olympian

'I left everything in the pool': Nicholas Quinn walks away from Rio 2016 with head held high after heat victory

Aug 9th 2016, 6:07 PM 12,719 Views 8 Comments

The Mayo man ended the Olympic heats in 19th place.

Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify

Aug 9th 2016, 5:32 PM 4,449 Views 3 Comments

Defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian was perilously close to missing the semi-finals too.

'I'm never letting you go' - relieved Grillo reunited with golf bag
# Reunited
From The42
# Reunited

'I'm never letting you go' - relieved Grillo reunited with golf bag

Aug 9th 2016, 4:49 PM 5,622 Views 1 Comment

The heartwarming moment when a golfer is reunited with their bag was perfectly encapsulated by Emiliano Grillo ahead of the Rio 2016 competition.

Olympic breakfast: Swimmers, sailors and boxers among the Irish in action today
# Day 4
From The42
# Day 4

Olympic breakfast: Swimmers, sailors and boxers among the Irish in action today

Aug 9th 2016, 7:46 AM 29,165 Views 7 Comments

All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio today.

Battle for bronze: 'It was windy, it was cold and we were two points behind the Germans'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Battle for bronze: 'It was windy, it was cold and we were two points behind the Germans'

Aug 9th 2016, 12:03 AM 7,465 Views 0 Comments

At 22 years of age, Daley is an elder of his sport.

# olympic-games - Monday 8 August, 2016

Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio
# Laser Radial
From The42
# Laser Radial

Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio

Aug 8th 2016, 11:00 PM 12,744 Views 16 Comments

Carlow man Finn Lynch is sitting 21st in his race.

19 tweets everyone who is obsessed with Olympic gymnastics will just get
# DO A FLIP!
From The42
# DO A FLIP!

19 tweets everyone who is obsessed with Olympic gymnastics will just get

Aug 8th 2016, 7:02 PM 4,750 Views 0 Comments

It’s the best.

O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot

Aug 8th 2016, 4:20 PM 7,094 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s lightweight double sculls rowers were in impressive form in Rio.

Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 3 From The42
Live Aug 8th 2016, 1:35 PM

Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 3

19 tweets everyone who is obsessed with Olympic gymnastics will just get
# Olympic Games
From The Daily Edge
# Olympic Games

19 tweets everyone who is obsessed with Olympic gymnastics will just get

Aug 8th 2016, 11:13 AM 9,215 Views 0 Comments

It’s the best.

Olympic breakfast: Sailors, rowers and boxers among the Irish in action today
# Day 3
From The42
# Day 3

Olympic breakfast: Sailors, rowers and boxers among the Irish in action today

Aug 8th 2016, 10:25 AM 4,867 Views 0 Comments

All the key details surrounding the must-watch events in Rio today.

First big shock of Rio Olympics as Williams sisters crash out
# Shock Result
From The42
# Shock Result

First big shock of Rio Olympics as Williams sisters crash out

Aug 8th 2016, 12:55 AM 9,841 Views 7 Comments

The American sisters lost in straight sets to Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic.

Ireland suffer thrashing at the hands of the Netherlands
# Hockeyed
From The42
# Hockeyed

Ireland suffer thrashing at the hands of the Netherlands

Aug 8th 2016, 12:05 AM 9,687 Views 2 Comments

The Irishmen received a 5-0 drubbing from the men in orange tonight in Rio.

# olympic-games - Sunday 7 August, 2016

David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display
# Onwards
From The42
# Onwards

David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display

Aug 7th 2016, 10:22 PM 6,251 Views 6 Comments

Joyce took a unanimous win to cruise into the last 16 of the 60kg competition.

Irish eventing team are well in contention after dressage day
# Great Start
From The42
# Great Start

Irish eventing team are well in contention after dressage day

Aug 7th 2016, 9:31 PM 6,112 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Jonty Evans is also in contention for a medal in the individual event.

Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race

Aug 7th 2016, 9:11 PM 21,659 Views 6 Comments

Anna van de Breggen went on to win the road race after seeing her countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten stricken on the roadside.

The power of the Olympics: 'If the lads do well, it will change the sport in Ireland forever'
# View From The Stands
From The42
# View From The Stands

The power of the Olympics: 'If the lads do well, it will change the sport in Ireland forever'

Aug 7th 2016, 6:54 PM 22,506 Views 9 Comments

The42 gets the view from the stands at Ireland’s men’s hockey opener against India.

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland
# Irish Record
From The42
# Irish Record

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland

Aug 7th 2016, 6:31 PM 6,094 Views 3 Comments

However, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle.

Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps
# Catch 22
From The42
# Catch 22

Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps

Aug 7th 2016, 9:30 AM 10,826 Views 3 Comments

Is he a dolphin, a human or a myth? We need to know before he hangs up his Speedos for good.

# olympic-games - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please?
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please?

Aug 6th 2016, 7:25 AM 6,066 Views 5 Comments

It’s not just about Gisele, y’know. There’s sport too!

# olympic-games - Friday 5 August, 2016

Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends
# Road To Rio
From The42
# Road To Rio

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

Aug 5th 2016, 10:50 AM 19,495 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.

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics
# Explainer
From The42
# Explainer

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics

Aug 5th 2016, 7:15 AM 4,886 Views 6 Comments

If ‘pass backwards and run riot’ doesn’t cover it for you, here’s a little more info on the Sevens Rugby format.

# olympic-games - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Neymar fails to spark Brazil in South Africa stalemate
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Neymar fails to spark Brazil in South Africa stalemate

Aug 4th 2016, 11:29 PM 6,643 Views 15 Comments

Group A is now in a four-way tie on one point after Iraq and Denmark also played out a scoreless draw.

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test

Aug 4th 2016, 9:37 PM 37,728 Views 9 Comments

Michael O’Reilly’s road to Rio was never straightforward but Team Ireland didn’t expect to be here.

'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

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

Aug 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 13,346 Views 9 Comments

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