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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio?
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# Explainer

Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio?

Aug 4th 2016, 6:04 AM 13,979 Views 20 Comments

We separated the fact from the fiction.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:00 PM 7,117 Views 0 Comments

Competing in the modern pentathlon, the Meath athlete will appear at her second Games in Rio.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty

Aug 3rd 2016, 4:45 PM 6,169 Views 1 Comment

The 35 year-old Down native will compete in the 3000m steeplechase.

Irish citizens are being promised "around-the-clock" support during the Rio games
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Irish citizens are being promised "around-the-clock" support during the Rio games

Aug 3rd 2016, 4:44 PM 7,708 Views 6 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s there to help.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael Conlan
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Michael Conlan

Aug 3rd 2016, 6:30 AM 4,559 Views 2 Comments

The Belfast native travels to Rio high in confidence.

Tokyo launches probe amid concerns Olympic costs could triple to a whopping €21 billion
# Billions
# Billions

Tokyo launches probe amid concerns Olympic costs could triple to a whopping €21 billion

Aug 3rd 2016, 6:03 AM 16,062 Views 15 Comments

The 2020 Games, awarded to Tokyo in 2013, have been marred by a series of embarrassing setbacks over stadium construction and the official logo.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Aileen Reid
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Aileen Reid

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 9,351 Views 0 Comments

The Derry native is gearing up for her second appearance at the Games.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean

Aug 2nd 2016, 5:00 PM 9,429 Views 0 Comments

The 24-year-old is aiming to add more silverware after earning a European bronze medal already this year.

CAS confirm Russian appeal on Olympic weightlifting ban
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

CAS confirm Russian appeal on Olympic weightlifting ban

Aug 2nd 2016, 11:40 AM 2,605 Views 2 Comments

Six Russian weightlifters will discover the result of their appeal tomorrow.

Team GB cyclist wins appeal against ban for missed doping test, cleared for Rio
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# Olympic Games

Team GB cyclist wins appeal against ban for missed doping test, cleared for Rio

Aug 2nd 2016, 8:40 AM 5,045 Views 10 Comments

London 2012 silver medalist and reigning world champion Lizzie Armitstead missed three tests, but maintained it was down to an administrative error.

# olympic-games - Monday 1 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 1st 2016, 9:25 PM 31,606 Views 16 Comments

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

'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle
# Triumph
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# Triumph

'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle

Aug 1st 2016, 6:34 PM 19,514 Views 12 Comments

The Pennsylvania native is an icon in the world of amateur wrestling.

The 20-year-old set to represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics
# Interview
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# Interview

The 20-year-old set to represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics

Aug 1st 2016, 5:16 PM 21,708 Views 7 Comments

Sailor Finn Lynch discusses moving to Croatia after his Leaving Cert and his hopes for for the next few weeks of action in Brazil.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock

Aug 1st 2016, 2:30 PM 3,580 Views 0 Comments

The Co. Down man will compete in one of the last events in the Games.

At 38, 4 years after her first competitive marathon, Breege Connolly is set for the Olympics
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# Feature

At 38, 4 years after her first competitive marathon, Breege Connolly is set for the Olympics

Aug 1st 2016, 12:12 PM 28,172 Views 10 Comments

The Leitrim native chats to The42 about being a late bloomer when it comes to running.

# olympic-games - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
# Prodigy
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# Prodigy

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics

Jul 31st 2016, 5:34 PM 6,109 Views 7 Comments

Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.

On track? How the speed kings and queens of 2012 are set for Rio
# Reigning Champs
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# Reigning Champs

On track? How the speed kings and queens of 2012 are set for Rio

Jul 31st 2016, 2:00 PM 4,624 Views 5 Comments

At least three of our favourite events in London will usher in new champions in Rio.

'Moving to America aged 14? It was my idea!'
# Golf
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# Golf

'Moving to America aged 14? It was my idea!'

Jul 31st 2016, 10:06 AM 35,744 Views 4 Comments

Stephanie Meadow, who will represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics, also discusses Rory McIlroy’s Olympics snub and why more people relate to the women’s game.

# olympic-games - Friday 29 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Alex Wright
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Alex Wright

Jul 29th 2016, 6:30 AM 2,705 Views 0 Comments

The Cork athlete is one of three Irish race walkers heading to Rio.

# olympic-games - Thursday 28 July, 2016

'It's the Olympic village, you're not turning up to a 5-star Trump Resort'
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

'It's the Olympic village, you're not turning up to a 5-star Trump Resort'

Jul 28th 2016, 4:07 PM 11,515 Views 12 Comments

Ireland’s Olympic team chief says the facilities are some of the best he’s seen.

John Pius Boland: The story of the spectator who won Ireland's first Olympic gold
# NOT HERE TO TAKE PART
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# NOT HERE TO TAKE PART

John Pius Boland: The story of the spectator who won Ireland's first Olympic gold

Jul 28th 2016, 9:57 AM 6,787 Views 8 Comments

Boland won the singles and doubles tennis tournaments at the 1896 Olympics, but only went to watch the Games.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)

Jul 28th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,668 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s only show-jumper at the Games is confident his mount can rise to the occasion.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy

Jul 27th 2016, 2:30 PM 4,373 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliner just missed out on a medal in London and is putting in the work to medal this time around.

Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today
# Squad Trim
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# Squad Trim

Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today

Jul 27th 2016, 10:36 AM 12,057 Views 21 Comments

Despite over 100 bans, a sizeable group of Russian athletes will depart Moscow today.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

'It's a clear case of conspiracy,' claims Indian shot putter after failing dope test
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

'It's a clear case of conspiracy,' claims Indian shot putter after failing dope test

Jul 26th 2016, 11:40 AM 3,812 Views 6 Comments

The country has been hit with two doping scandals this week.

# olympic-games - Monday 25 July, 2016

Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics
# Response
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# Response

Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics

Jul 25th 2016, 9:37 PM 36,063 Views 37 Comments

The 30-year-old said that the move would discourage future whistle-blowers from coming forward.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn

Jul 25th 2016, 9:00 PM 10,278 Views 4 Comments

The Cork runner takes part in the 3,000m steeplechase next month.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Oliver Dingley
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Oliver Dingley

Jul 25th 2016, 6:00 PM 3,357 Views 1 Comment

All you need to know about the first diver to represent the Irish team at the Games in 68 years.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly

Jul 25th 2016, 2:30 PM 2,509 Views 0 Comments

The Ballymena brawler is confident of winning a medal after qualifying at the expense of Adam Nolan.

# olympic-games - Sunday 24 July, 2016

'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics
# Stance
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# Stance

'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics

Jul 24th 2016, 7:59 PM 45,449 Views 48 Comments

800m runner Yuliya Stepanova has been running under a neutral flag at recent events.

Australia set to boycott Rio Olympics athletes village
# Unimpressed
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# Unimpressed

Australia set to boycott Rio Olympics athletes village

Jul 24th 2016, 7:55 PM 8,052 Views 9 Comments

The team’s officials said they have raised their concerns with local organisers.

# olympic-games - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly

Jul 23rd 2016, 6:30 AM 5,533 Views 2 Comments

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

# olympic-games - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics
# Doping
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# Doping

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics

Jul 21st 2016, 10:30 AM 17,634 Views 68 Comments

Decision paves the way for a blanket ban on the entire Russian team.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics
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# Kimpossible

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics

Jul 20th 2016, 4:58 PM 7,675 Views 6 Comments

The St Kitts and Nevis man has resolved a row with his national body stemming from missed training at London 2012.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy

Jul 20th 2016, 4:38 PM 8,030 Views 0 Comments

The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.

IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide
# Exclusion
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# Exclusion

IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide

Jul 20th 2016, 2:23 PM 8,627 Views 16 Comments

The Games’ governing body are cutting it tight for the world’s biggest country.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: David Oliver Joyce
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Meet Ireland's Olympic team: David Oliver Joyce

Jul 19th 2016, 6:30 AM 4,277 Views 1 Comment

Our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team continues with a member of the highly-rated boxing squad.

# olympic-games - Monday 18 July, 2016

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

Jul 18th 2016, 2:30 PM 5,793 Views 1 Comment

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

# olympic-games - Friday 15 July, 2016

Team Ireland has one more golfer confirmed for Rio as Stephanie Meadow gets the call
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Team Ireland has one more golfer confirmed for Rio as Stephanie Meadow gets the call

Jul 15th 2016, 3:04 PM 6,927 Views 2 Comments

The 24-year-old joins Leona Maguire, Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power.

# olympic-games - Monday 11 July, 2016

None of the world's top 4 golfers will be in Rio as Spieth the next big name to pull out
# Mass Exodus
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# Mass Exodus

None of the world's top 4 golfers will be in Rio as Spieth the next big name to pull out

Jul 11th 2016, 4:43 PM 4,891 Views 9 Comments

Matt Kuchar is next in line for the Americans.