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# Rio Olympics

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# Boxing
No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020
Michael Conlan was on the wrong end of a controversial decision in the 2016 Olympics.
# Closure
Nike's groundbreaking project shut down in disgrace
The fallout from the Alberto Salazar controversy continues.
# On The Mend
Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.
# RIP
Olympic silver medallist Catlin battled depression before suicide, say family
“She was not the Kelly that we knew,” her father said, after she struggled to recover from an accident.
# Rio Olympics
Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'
Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.
# Pat Hickey
Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k
Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.
# Tickets
Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.
# legacy
One year on from the Rio Olympics, the venues look like they've been abandoned for decades
It makes for pretty sad viewing.
# ticket problems
Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.
# Upgrade
Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost
The modern pentathlete has retrospectively been awarded a sixth-place finish at the Rio Games.
# Interview
‘A better contract wasn’t forthcoming’ – The man leaving Irish boxing behind for Germany
The IABA confirmed Eddie Bolger’s departure earlier this week. The experienced coach subsequently spoke to The42 about his reasons for the move.
# Olympic dreams
Sinéad Lynch thankful for structures in her life that make it easier to move on from Olympics
Sinéad Lynch is still hopeful that she can strive for the Tokyo Olympics
# The green machine
'Everyone recognises what Ireland have done but 2017 is going to be even bigger'
At the end of a historic year for Irish hockey, David Harte joined us to look back on 2016 and discuss what’s next for the team.
# RTÉ SPOTY
Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Annalise Murphy deserves to be on the shortlist
2016 was the year of redemption for Annalise Murphy.
# Delay
OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers
The Executive Committee has taken the decision after the threat of a High Court injunction from Pat Hickey’s legal team.
# imposters
Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade
The cheeky pair got past security and onto the women’s hockey team’s float.
# statement
John Delaney denies any link to Rio ticketing scandal
The FAI’s chief executive says he is reconsidering his voluntary position with the OCI.
AS IT HAPPENED
Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14
London 2012 bronze medallist Rob Heffernan leads the way for Team Ireland on Friday.
# Altercation
Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story
Doubt has been cast over the testimonies of four US Olympians who claimed they were mugged at gunpoint in Rio.
# Pull Like A dog
Thai schoolkids have a song about Ireland's Olympic heroes the O'Donovan brothers
The Thai Tims return to pay tribute to the Skibbereen silver medallists.
# Rio 2016
'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'
After winning World and European gold in 2015, Michael Conlan tells The42 why he is now ready to achieve his boyhood dream in Rio.
# Rio 2016
After a brave run, Mark English fails to qualify for Olympic final
The Donegal man came across the line in fifth position, not quite enough to progress.
# Rio 2016
Golfers who showed up humbled by those who fought to be here
“And then she tells us she’s a doctor as well. It’s like, ‘You’ve gotta be kidding’ – and that’s what I mean by humbling.”
# Rio 2016
Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'
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.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Natalya Coyle
Competing in the modern pentathlon, the Meath athlete will appear at her second Games in Rio.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kerry O'Flaherty
The 35 year-old Down native will compete in the 3000m steeplechase.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Ciara Mageean
The 24-year-old is aiming to add more silverware after earning a European bronze medal already this year.
# Prodigy
Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Stephanie Meadow
Our athlete-by-athlete profiles continue with the fourth and final golfer representing Ireland in Rio.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Joe Ward
Already a European champion, the 22-year-old boxer has his sights set on an Olympic medal.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Michelle Finn
The Cork runner takes part in the 3,000m steeplechase next month.
# Stance
'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics
800m runner Yuliya Stepanova has been running under a neutral flag at recent events.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paddy Barnes
Team Ireland’s flag-bearer is vying to make history on his third appearance at the Games.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy
The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.
# no stone unturned
How Russia doped: A hole in the wall, a secret urine bank and table salt
Night-time visits by Russian secret service agents were also part of the scheme, the McLaren report claims.
# On the plane
Team Ireland has one more golfer confirmed for Rio as Stephanie Meadow gets the call
The 24-year-old joins Leona Maguire, Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power.
# walking into history
Ireland's Rob Heffernan to join Olympic elite by competing at fifth successive Games
The Cork race walker will make history in Rio.
# Honesty is the best policy
McIlroy: I'll probably watch the Olympics, but I’m not sure golf is one of the sports I’ll watch
The Northern Irishman hammered home his point that the Olympics doesn’t have the same meaning to golfers as other athletes.
# Criticism
Golf chief criticises the sport's big names for 'overreacting' to Zika virus threat
Peter Dawson says the mass exodus ‘hasn’t shed golf in the best light.’
# No Excuses
Mickey Harte, Joe Schmidt and Rory McIlroy part of the Irish hockey team's Rio preparations
Craig Fulton named his 16-man squad for the Olympics yesterday as the final countdown begins.