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# Road to Rio

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# Road to Rio
Ireland get Olympic 7s qualification tilt off to rampant start with rout in UCD
Trinidad and Tobago were utterly outclassed.
# Road to Rio
Michael O'Reilly becomes the 8th Irish boxer to qualify for Rio 2016
And he’s guaranteed a bronze at the World Qualifier in Baku.
# team ireland
What happens now that Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Olympics?
Graeme McDowell, Pádraig Harrington and Seamus Power are on the reserve list for Paul McGinley’s team.
# Road to Rio
'I've learnt to deal with those situations. If something is said or written I don't get as upset by it'
After the heartbreak of London, Aileen Reid believes she’s better equipped to deal with the pressure of an Olympic Games in Rio.
# Last Chance Saloon
Ireland name Niamh Briggs in 7s squad for this weekend's Olympic qualifier in UCD
The stakes couldn’t be any higher for the
# Road to Rio
'No-one will ever come close to him': How Ali's philosophy still guides Katie Taylor
Taylor’s confidence unshaken as she sets her sights on a second Olympic gold medal.
# Road to Rio
Team Ireland's New Balance kit for Rio 2016 has been unveiled
Another box ticked on the road to Rio.
# Controversial
'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan
The Bolton-born fighter is considering the option but the WBC is vowing to impose two-year bans on any pros who fight at the Olympics.
# Inspirational
Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection
Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.
# Pro-Am
Olympic Games opened to professional boxers after landslide vote at AIBA congress
Until now, boxing at the Games had been restricted to the amateur level.
# Rio 2016
Ciobanu's Olympic appeal falls on deaf ears as Athletics Ireland stick by controversial decision
An Independent Appeals Committee finds there was no ‘error of fact or a procedural deficit’ in selection process.
# team ireland
16 things we learned from tonight's Road to Rio documentary
Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode.
# Road to Rio
'Without realising it, I’m wasting so much energy' - Ellen Keane writes her first Road to Rio diary
Swimmer is preparing for her third Paralympics later this year.
# going swimmingly
'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions
The 24-year-old also spoke about the impact of the Zika virus on her plans for Rio.
# Denial
Athletics Ireland 'competely reject' claims athlete's Moldovan background cost him Olympic spot
Marathon runner Sergiu Ciobanu was not selected for the three-man team despite posting the third fastest time.
# Road to Rio
Rio, here I come! Katie Taylor has qualified for the Olympic Games
“Dream come true” as Taylor beats Victoria Torres by unanimous decision.
# Road to Rio
Katie Taylor 2 wins away from Rio after convincing start to World Championships
The Bray boxer must reach the semi-finals in Astana.
# On the plane
Team Ireland beginning to take shape as badminton stars secure Olympic qualification
Scott Evans and Chloe Magee become the latest Irish athletes to secure their place in Rio.
# Road to Rio
Will Katie qualify for the Olympics? All eyes on Taylor as World Championships begin
Cavan’s Ceire Smith lost on the opening day in Astana.
# Road to Rio
15 things we learned from the second episode of RTÉ's Road to Rio documentary
Tell us what you thought.
# Road to Rio
Usain Bolt ran his first 100m of the season last night - and says 'it wasn't the best'
Bolt returns to the track ahead of the Ostrava Golden Spike meet next week.
# Triumph over adversity
'I'm a 27-year-old Olympian funded by my parents, riding a moped to training like a teenager'
Gymnast Kieran Behan admits justifying his existence is becoming increasingly difficult but he remains determined to overcome obstacles to inspire others.
# Brothers in Arms
'We just love trying to do that to ourselves. We love that feeling of pain'
Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan speak to The42 about the gruelling road to Rio, how they got into rowing, and what it means to be European champions.
# irish pride
14 things we learned from the first episode of RTÉ's Road to Rio documentary
What did you make of it?
# The Waiting Game
'None of us are enemies - we'll shake hands regardless of who is on that plane to Rio'
The waiting game is nearly over for Ireland’s marathon runners with their Olympic fate set to be delivered in the coming weeks.
# Sprinter
Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born, this month she'll take another shot at the Olympics
Family ties are helping the record-breaking Lucan woman strengthen for make-or-break qualifiers in Germany.
# Road to Rio
World Cup gold for Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe ahead of Rio 2016
The pair put in a great performance in Florida on Sunday night.
# darkness into light
'Sport is a form of medicine for me and provides a release from everything else in life'
With the Rio Olympics just four months away, The42 meets one of Ireland’s leading medal hopes, Mark English.
# Road to Rio
If this RTÉ documentary doesn't get you in the mood for the Olympics, nothing will
‘They give our nation a face, a heart, a story.’
# Road to Rio
'Irish boxing is where it is now because of Zaur Antia, and that's a fact'
Barnes will carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony on 5 August.
# Backlash
'Well done Adam, great to put your country on hold so you can fulfil your own schedule'
Australian golfer Adam Scott’s decision to skip the Olympics has not gone down well with some of his compatriots.
# On the plane
Ireland have another Rio representative as Kieran Behan books Olympic place
The gymnast’s place at this summer’s Games was confirmed this morning.
# Quinn it to win it
The mighty Quinn is aiming to make a big splash in Rio
Nicholas Quinn tells The42 all those early starts and gruelling pool sessions were worth it.
# Road to Rio
19-year-old Brendan Irvine becomes the 5th Irish boxer to qualify for Rio
The Belfast-born fighter fought back after a difficult start in his box-off this afternoon.
# Road to Rio
David Oliver Joyce and Brendan Irvine now face box-offs to book Olympic qualification
The pair lost their respective semi-finals.
# Road to Rio
Katie Taylor on the brink of Olympic qualification, Darren O'Neill goes out at the quarter-finals
The 2012 gold medallist came through her European Olympic qualifying quarter-final in Turkey and there were mixed fortunes for the rest of Team Ireland.
# Road to Rio
Shock as Ireland's Michael O'Reilly crashes out in Olympic boxing qualifier
David Oliver Joyce into the lightwieght quarter-finals in Turkey as O’Reilly suffers defeat.
# Road to Rio
Katie Taylor wins on a good day for Ireland at the Olympic boxing qualifiers
Four Irish fighters took a step closer to Rio today.
# Road to Rio
Rio, here we come! Nicholas Quinn becomes third Irish swimmer to qualify for Olympics
The 22-year-old won gold in Eindhoven last night.
# Boxing
'It was bad but what can you do?': Boxer's Olympic dream not affected by car crash
Belfast teen Brendan Irvine is hoping to book his Olympic spot as the European Qualifiers get underway.