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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Rio 2016

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# transition
One of Ireland's Olympic coaches is joining the German national team
Eddie Bolger has resigned from his role as High-Performance Coach with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.
# Rio 2016
It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy
Ross admitted on his return that Pat Hickey ‘ate him for breakfast’
Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI
The CEO of Swim Ireland will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who replaced Pat Hickey last summer.
# Not invited
Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships
It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.
# statement
Pat Hickey says it was an 'honour' to lead OCI during 28 years as president
The 71-year-old formally left his role today.
# nutrition
British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating
The 22-year-old diver told us about his new book ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’.
# Interview
From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise
The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.
# Interview
38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016
The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.
# Legend
‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’
Duncan Hamilton speaks to The42 about his new book on the life of Eric Liddell.
# o'donovan brothers
'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes
The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.
# Looking Back
Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking
The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.
# Google It
Euro 2016, Mourinho and what is the time in Rio: Ireland's most Googled sports searches in 2016
What is COYBIG and Ireland vs New Zealand were also popular searches.
# doubt
‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’
Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.
# Joy
‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’
Eve McCrystal chats to The42 about her momentous year winning gold alongside Katie-George Dunlevy at the Paralympics.
# Review
83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016
We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.
# Interview
'You're always thinking could I have done anything better?' - Coyle reflects on seventh in Rio
It’s been a hectic 2016 for the modern pentathlete but the two-time Olympian is showing no signs of slowing down.
# Mind Games
7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure
Allyson Felix tunes out distractions and other psychological strategies.
# Rio 2016
Michael Conlan hit with maximum fine by boxing chiefs for Rio rant
The Belfast fighter was controversially adjudged to have lost to a Russian.
Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Eoghan Clifford deserves to be on the shortlist
Double Paralympic medallist pushed through the pain barrier in Rio.
# SPOTY 2016
Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination
Three years after two strangers took a leap of faith together, they made Irish Paralympic history in September.
# On a jet plane
It's looking very much like Pat Hickey could be home for Christmas
He could have his passport back later today.
# On a jet plane
Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited
It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.
# Olympic Council of Ireland
Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry
The Moran Inquiry is looking at the Olympics ticketing scandal.
# Looking Back
'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'
It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.
# Pull Like A dog
Ireland's best-loved Olympic medal-winning brothers have been busy since Rio
Gary and Paul O’Donovan are as hungry as ever after their success in Brazil.
# go pro
Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal
The former Olympic gold medallist has reportedly signed with Matchroom Sports.
# Anger
Note funny! Murray hits out at snooping TV crews
“The camera crews were going right inside my bag to see what was on (the notes).”
# Interview
Facing reality after Rio: Natalya Coyle riding the crest of the Olympic wave
Six weeks after the performance of her life, the modern pentathlete is still on cloud nine as she has seen her profile elevated to new levels.
# Controversy
Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events
Donnelly bet on himself to lose his last 16 bout but ended up winning.
# Rio 2016
'I kind of needed to win that medal. I’ve nothing to lose now in the future'
Ellen Keane reflects on a whirlwind Paralympic Games and her bronze medal win in Rio.
# TUEs-day
'I'm not in a position to say what athletes need TUEs, that's up to their doctors'
Thomas Barr says he understands why the general public might be suspicious of therapeutic use exemptions.
# Interview
'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'
Michael McKillop may have returned from Rio with another gold medal but it has been a difficult couple of months for the athlete.
# Rio 2016
Ireland's Paralympic team - and their 11 medals - return home to a hero's welcome
Ireland finished 28th on the medal table, two places inside their top-30 target.
# party in rio
Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons
The curtain was drawn on an unforgettable summer of sport in Rio last night.
# bear spills
Hackers include Nadal, Farah and Rose in latest leak of medical details
The Fancy Bears gained access to the World Anti-Doping Agency database.
# keane to impress
'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'
21-year-old Ellen Keane came of age in Rio, but a Paralympic bronze is only the start.
# Paralympic breakfast
Paralympic Breakfast: Patrick Monahan competes in the marathon as the Games come to an end
It’s the last day of the Games but there is plenty of action before tonight’s closing ceremony.
# change of mentality
'A few years ago, I would have been a guy that hated going out running'
A broken foot in the build up had appeared to put Mark English’s Rio hopes in jeopardy.
# rebel treble
'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'
Noelle Lenihan paid tribute to her father after winning Paralympic bronze.
Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race
Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.