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# rio - Friday 12 August, 2016

'It's hard to explain how much it hurts not being able to realise my Olympic dream'
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From The42
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'It's hard to explain how much it hurts not being able to realise my Olympic dream'

Aug 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 23,562 Views 1 Comment

Irish track star Mary Cullen talks about her latest Games heartbreak, trying to find her way again and why she is excited to see Ciara Mageean take to the track in Rio.

Ross 'not happy' with Olympic Council of Ireland investigation on Rio ticket sale controversy
# Investigations
# Investigations

Ross 'not happy' with Olympic Council of Ireland investigation on Rio ticket sale controversy

Aug 12th 2016, 10:54 AM 10,832 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland says there was no impropriety whatsoever from anyone dealing with tickets for the Rio Games.

Police officer shot and killed after becoming lost near Rio slum
# Olympics
# Olympics

Police officer shot and killed after becoming lost near Rio slum

Aug 12th 2016, 7:54 AM 23,610 Views 19 Comments

A group of Brazilian’s national forces were sprayed with bullets when they took a wrong turn.

Golfers who showed up humbled by those who fought to be here
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Golfers who showed up humbled by those who fought to be here

Aug 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 8,312 Views 8 Comments

“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 - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?

Aug 11th 2016, 9:47 AM 20,553 Views 50 Comments

Would you be willing to pay over the odds to get to the events you want to go to?

# rio - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

One of the pools at the Olympics has turned green and the Irish are getting blamed
# Wasn't Us
# Wasn't Us

One of the pools at the Olympics has turned green and the Irish are getting blamed

Aug 10th 2016, 1:06 PM 50,221 Views 28 Comments

A venue spokesperson said that water tests found “no risk whatsoever to athletes’ health”.

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 28,844 Views 25 Comments

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

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists
# Distraction
# Distraction

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists

Aug 10th 2016, 6:03 AM 48,606 Views 31 Comments

Athletes, coaches, journalists, photographers and a government minister have all fallen victim to thefts.

# rio - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 4
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

Rio 2016 liveblog: Day 4

Aug 9th 2016, 1:23 PM 74,858 Views 6 Comments

Keep pace with Ireland’s competitors in Brazil.

World rugby stars hail Caslick as Aussie women claim sevens gold against Kiwis
# Golden Girls
From The42
# Golden Girls

World rugby stars hail Caslick as Aussie women claim sevens gold against Kiwis

Aug 9th 2016, 12:05 AM 9,102 Views 0 Comments

The top seeds dominated the game either side of half-time.

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 7,463 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio - Monday 8 August, 2016

Irishman arrested in connection with touting at Olympics was selling tickets for €7,200 say police
# Touting
# Touting

Irishman arrested in connection with touting at Olympics was selling tickets for €7,200 say police

Aug 8th 2016, 9:43 PM 33,516 Views 0 Comments

Irish national Kevin James Mallon was described as a director at British firm THG.

Patience is a virtue on Ireland's Olympic hockey journey
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Patience is a virtue on Ireland's Olympic hockey journey

Aug 8th 2016, 8:11 AM 7,029 Views 13 Comments

The team suffered a heavy loss to the Netherlands last night.

# rio - Sunday 7 August, 2016

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 22,499 Views 9 Comments

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

Irishman arrested in Rio on suspicion of ticket touting
# Olympics
# Olympics

Irishman arrested in Rio on suspicion of ticket touting

Aug 7th 2016, 11:34 AM 18,357 Views 29 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is providing consular assistance.

# rio - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Two people have been shot dead at Olympics sites in Rio de Janeiro
# Muggers
# Muggers

Two people have been shot dead at Olympics sites in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 6th 2016, 6:20 PM 64,160 Views 39 Comments

Ìn a separate incident, the Brazilian bomb squad have detonated a suspect package near the finishing line of the Olympic men’s cycling road race.

This woman went above and beyond so a man could see his son compete in the Olympics
# Darrell Hill
From The Daily Edge
# Darrell Hill

This woman went above and beyond so a man could see his son compete in the Olympics

Aug 6th 2016, 5:07 PM 7,063 Views 1 Comment

A lovely act of kindness.

Comedy genius Paddy Barnes taunts McIlroy with Wozniacki selfie
# Ace
From The42
# Ace

Comedy genius Paddy Barnes taunts McIlroy with Wozniacki selfie

Aug 6th 2016, 3:15 PM 20,463 Views 36 Comments

Imagine the state of McIlroy’s mentions since Barnes got to Rio.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Aug 6th 2016, 8:59 AM 11,350 Views 3 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your weekend.

In photos: The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
# Parade Of Nations
# Parade Of Nations

In photos: The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 6th 2016, 7:55 AM 24,576 Views 19 Comments

The 2016 Olympic Games are officially underway.

# rio - 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 19,486 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.

# rio - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio
# Carrying A Torch
# Carrying A Torch

Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio

Aug 4th 2016, 8:47 AM 27,530 Views 14 Comments

One of the torch-bearers dropped his pants to moon the crowd in protest at Brazil’s political situation.

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Gary and Paul O'Donovan
# The Jerries
From The42
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Gary and Paul O'Donovan

Aug 4th 2016, 6:30 AM 6,616 Views 0 Comments

Keep an eye on these lads.

Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio?
# Explainer
# 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 13,974 Views 20 Comments

We separated the fact from the fiction.

# rio - Friday 29 July, 2016

The time is now: 5 athletes who are ready to light up the Rio Olympics
# Rio Stars
From The42
# Rio Stars

The time is now: 5 athletes who are ready to light up the Rio Olympics

Jul 29th 2016, 6:15 AM 3,896 Views 2 Comments

Who are the contenders gunning to become the star of Rio 2016?

# rio - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Pádraig Harrington
# The Jerries
From The42
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Pádraig Harrington

Jul 28th 2016, 2:30 PM 5,463 Views 9 Comments

Golf’s return to the Games has descended into somewhat of a farce but Harrington will realise a dream by representing Ireland at the Olympics.

Harrington: Winning Olympic gold would add more to my career than a fourth Major
# Patriotic Paddy
From The42
# Patriotic Paddy

Harrington: Winning Olympic gold would add more to my career than a fourth Major

Jul 28th 2016, 9:22 AM 3,114 Views 5 Comments

The Dubliner dreams of success in Rio next month.

# rio - Saturday 23 July, 2016

'It's my decision' - Irish swimmer Ryan defiant amid allegiance switch criticism
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'It's my decision' - Irish swimmer Ryan defiant amid allegiance switch criticism

Jul 23rd 2016, 8:00 AM 51,542 Views 71 Comments

The 22-year-old previously represented the US in the sport.

# rio - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'Realistically we can come home with 8 medals': Paddy Barnes has huge confidence in Irish boxing team
# Goldrush
From The42
# Goldrush

'Realistically we can come home with 8 medals': Paddy Barnes has huge confidence in Irish boxing team

Jul 16th 2016, 7:00 AM 2,739 Views 3 Comments

Barnes heads to his third Olympics insisting that anything less than gold would be “a massive failure.”

# rio - Friday 15 July, 2016

'I'd blame his PR team for talking shite': Paddy Barnes on McIlroy's Olympics no-show
# Pull No Punches
From The42
# Pull No Punches

'I'd blame his PR team for talking shite': Paddy Barnes on McIlroy's Olympics no-show

Jul 15th 2016, 3:00 PM 27,858 Views 60 Comments

Paddy Barnes isn’t happy with Rory McIlroy’s recent comments.

# rio - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products
# Rio
# Rio

Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products

Jul 3rd 2016, 12:00 PM 16,215 Views 19 Comments

Police say they seized marjijuana labelled with the logo of the Rio 2016 organising committee.

# rio - Saturday 2 July, 2016

'I was scared s**tless but I needed to do something about it and sport was the only option'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I was scared s**tless but I needed to do something about it and sport was the only option'

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 29,681 Views 6 Comments

It’s four years since David Gillick retired from professional athletics. Next week he will represent Ireland at the European Championships. This is his journey back from depression.

# rio - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'People said ‘are you mad?'' - Ex-hockey star O'Flynn eyes Olympic 7s
# Crossover Athlete
From The42
# Crossover Athlete

'People said ‘are you mad?'' - Ex-hockey star O'Flynn eyes Olympic 7s

Jun 25th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,409 Views 4 Comments

The Cork native is part of the Ireland squad striving to secure the last place in Rio.

# rio - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'I have cried tears & spilled blood in trying to qualify for Rio' - reacting to Rory's decision
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'I have cried tears & spilled blood in trying to qualify for Rio' - reacting to Rory's decision

Jun 22nd 2016, 4:37 PM 12,087 Views 25 Comments

Darren O’Neill, Natalya Coyle and Paddy Barnes are amongst those who have spoken out.

# rio - Monday 6 June, 2016

Steph Curry is skipping the 2016 Rio Olympics
# No Dream Team
From The42
# No Dream Team

Steph Curry is skipping the 2016 Rio Olympics

Jun 6th 2016, 7:19 PM 7,268 Views 1 Comment

The Warriors’ talisman is going to sit this one out..

# rio - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Gunmen run wild in Rio tourist spots ahead of Olympics
# Growing Fears
# Growing Fears

Gunmen run wild in Rio tourist spots ahead of Olympics

May 28th 2016, 7:45 AM 23,565 Views 22 Comments

There are growing fears for the safety of tourists in even the richest areas of the city.

# rio - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Rory McIlroy could snub the Olympics due to Zika fears
# Rio De Janeir-no
# Rio De Janeir-no

Rory McIlroy could snub the Olympics due to Zika fears

May 24th 2016, 8:17 AM 21,416 Views 66 Comments

However, as of now, he says he’s going.

# rio - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Rio Olympics sets record - in free condoms
# Little Shirts Of Venus
# Little Shirts Of Venus

Rio Olympics sets record - in free condoms

May 22nd 2016, 9:30 PM 21,494 Views 18 Comments

An average of 42 condoms per athlete.

# rio - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Brazil's president could be out on her ear - here's why
# CorruptionCabana
# CorruptionCabana

Brazil's president could be out on her ear - here's why

May 10th 2016, 9:54 AM 12,182 Views 10 Comments

Dilma Rousseff is in serious trouble.

# rio - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio
# Rio
From The42
# Rio

'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio

Apr 27th 2016, 1:07 PM 3,695 Views 13 Comments

The double Olympic medalist will lead Team Ireland into the Maracana.