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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Road to Rio

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'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.
10 sports Brazil is pinning its medal hopes on at the Rio Olympics
From judo to archery, we’ve got you covered.
Ireland’s teen gymnast is getting by with a little help from some unlikely friends
Ellis O’Reilly talks to The42 about staying calm but exploding off the vault as she makes her Olympic debut on Sunday.
'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment
After near misses in 2008 and 2012, the Irish hockey team are ready to make their mark in Rio.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan
The 38-year-old Corkman will become the first Irish athlete to compete in five consecutive Olympics’.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Judy Reynolds
Reynolds and her horse Vancouver K will be flying the flag for Ireland in dressage in Rio.
'I'm definitely starting as one of the favourites and I'll be marked in that way'
Ireland’s Dan Martin has his sights set on glory in the Olympic cycling road race this Saturday.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sanita Puspure
The Latvian-born rower will be representing Ireland at an Olympics for the second time.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicholas Quinn
The Mayo swimmer will be going to his first Olympic Games.
'People thought it was a joke’: Remembering when Dublin dreamed of hosting the 2016 Olympics
Once upon a time, Dublin officials set their sights on bringing the biggest show on earth to Ireland.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly
Leitrim runner set to make her Olympic debut at the age of 38.
Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Olympic exclusion
It’s unclear whether or not the appeal will be successful.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Thomas Barr
The national record holder will be hoping that his injury problems won’t cost him in Rio.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Shannon McCurley
Australian-born cyclist set to make history despite nightmare run of injuries.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Irvine
The 20-year-old Belfast native will be one of the youngest Irish competitors at the Games.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Brendan Boyce
The Donegal native will participate in the 50k race walk in Rio.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ellis O'Reilly
O’Reilly will be the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games.
Two of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls had their final prep runs before Rio tonight
Ciara Mageean ran an 800m PB while Mark English recorded his best time of the season.
Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio
Fastest man on the planet shakes off injury concerns on his comeback.
Irish marathon runner's Olympic appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Sergiu Ciobanu is now focusing on winning a place for Tokyo 2020.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mark English
The man from Donegal will be flying the flag for Ireland in the men’s 800m in Rio next month.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: The 3-day eventing team
Clare Abbott, Jonty Evans, Mark Kyle and Padraig McCarthy make up the quartet.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Finn Lynch
The Carlow Laser sailor will be the youngest Irish helmsman ever to compete at the Olympics.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe
We continue our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the lightweight women’s sculls pair.
Scotland international and Welsh centre's brother make Team GB squad for Rio sevens
England winger Anthony Watson’s older brother Marcus also made the grade.
Super Bowl winner gets call to play sevens for USA at Olympics
Nate Ebner will miss about two weeks of pre-season training due to his commitment to Rio.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Ciara Everard
The Kilkenny native is next up in our series looking at the Irish team heading to Rio.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle
This Canada-based Limerick woman knows her way around a medal presentation.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Scott Evans
We kick off our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the country’s top badminton player.
'For an hour a day I let myself think about that moment': Ireland's modern man dares to dream
Modern pentathlete Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe goes to Rio as current European champion and a man on a mission.
The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates
Ireland open their historic campaign against India on 6 September.
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.’
Harrington, Power and Maguire to represent Ireland in Rio
Stephanie Meadow has also made the women’s reserve list for Brazil.
10 months after kidney transplant, Aries Merritt misses Rio place by an agonising 0.01 seconds
“Nothing can be worse than being told you’ll never run again, even if you come up short.”
We took to the diving board with a Team Ireland star at the National Aquatic Centre
Look at that form.
Gregan scrapes through European Championships heat on disappointing day for Gillick
Elsewhere, Sinead Denny secured qualification from the women’s 400m heats in Amsterdam.
Justin Gatlin is getting quicker and quicker as the Olympics get closer and closer
Controversial American sprinter sends a message to Bolt as he books his Olympic place.
'People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea!' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary
Irish Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane takes us off to Fuerteventura for some warm weather training and back again.
Ireland women's sevens side set up showdown with Tunisia
The hosts saw off China earlier.
Ireland book Olympic 7s qualifier quarter-final spot with win over Portugal
Amee Leigh Murphy-Crowe scored two tries for Ireland.