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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Road to Rio

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# Road to Rio
SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong
The 15-a-side stars of France, Australia and New Zealand are at very different points in their quest for a room in the Olympic village.
# Road to Rio
These 9 Irish boxers will be fighting for Olympic qualification next month
Irish squad training in Italy ahead of European Olympic qualifier in Turkey.
# more than sport
We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes
Ahead of the Rio Paralympics, we headed down to Santry to try out some of the sports Ireland will be represented in this summer.
# Road to redemption
Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped
While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.
# Road to Rio
Wladimir Klitschko wants to box at Rio Olympics if radical rule change passes
Former heavyweight champ says title rematch with Tyson Fury must be number one priority.
# Road to Rio
All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals
Zaur Antia is keeping his boxers busy ahead of European qualifier.
# Road to Rio
On a mission - the man tasked with giving Ireland the best chance of success in Rio
Meet Kevin Kilty, Team Ireland’s chef de mission for this summer’s Olympics.
# Road to Rio
'The Fastest Man in Rugby' wants to run the Olympic 100m in Rio
Carlin Isles returns to the track this weekend with Olympic qualification on his mind.
# Road to Rio
'I'd be positive we'll come home with a couple of medals in our back pocket'
Bernard Dunne is predicting a big summer for Team Ireland.
# Road to Rio
'You haven't seen the best of me yet' - Katie's burning desire for success still alive
The five-time world champion wants to make more history and add to her legacy in 2016.
# Road to Rio
'I'd love to box for a world professional title but I don't know if that's going to be after Rio'
The Bray boxer hasn’t ruled out the possibility of turning pro.
# Road to Rio
'Maybe I could take over Russian race-walking after the Olympics, show them how to win clean'
Rob Heffernan could win medals at two different Olympic Games this year.
# Road to Rio
'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true'
Rob Heffernan opens up on the long slog that goes with being an Olympian.
# Road to Rio
Toulon release Quade Cooper to make sevens bow in Vegas
The fly-half could face his club-mate Bryan Habana at the tournament.
# History
History! Oliver Dingley becomes first Irish diver to qualify for Olympics in 68 years
The 23-year-old secured qualification in Rio this afternoon.
# Reaquainted
Katie Taylor claims second win in as many nights against old foe Underwood
The world number one faced the former Pan American champion in Tralee.
# Road to Rio
Katie Taylor claims victory in first fight of 2016 ahead of Underwood bout
The Olympic champion won by unanimous decision against Serbia’s Jelina Jelic in Cork tonight.
# Road to Rio
One of Katie Taylor's biggest rivals is coming to fight her in Tralee next month
Queen Underwood confirmed as part of Taylor’s preparations for Olympic qualifiers.
# Road to Rio
'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins returns to Australian 7s team ahead of Rio Olympics
Cummins was part of the Sevens team which won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
# Road to Rio
'It starts to remove the excuses': Why Ireland's new elite training centre matters
€4 million base on the National Sports Campus is due to be fully operational by next month.
# Road to Rio
'I am 10 times fitter now than I was in London' - Natalya Coyle ready to raise the bar in Rio
Hectic year in store for Ireland’s top modern pentathlete.
# dream team
Be still our beating hearts... Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics
Switzerland are surely favourites for the gold medal now?
# grand toreno
Alicante is lovely this time of year: Here are the men and women's 7s squads for this weekend
Both sides will take on Spain, Portugal and France this week, while the women will also face England.
# Rowed to Rio
The first Irish rowers have qualified for Rio 2016
It was an eventful twenty minutes at the World Rowing Championships this morning.
# Sevens Heaven
'My life has changed completely' - Juggling work and training on the road to the Rio Olympics
Katie Fitzhenry is hoping to help Ireland’s Sevens team secure their Olympic spot.
# Road to Rio
From Latvia to Cork... to Rio? The42's day on the water with Olympic rower Sanita Puspure
Puspure heads for France later this month with Olympic qualification firmly in her sights.
# steady as she goes
'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time
The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.
# the long road to rio
It was a great weekend for Mark English at the star-studded Anniversary Games in London
The 22-year-old ran an Olympic qualifying time.
# rapid progress
Ireland Men book place in Olympic 7s rugby qualifier with third place in Lisbon
A year ago, this team didn’t exist. Next June they’ll play for the last place at Rio 2016.
# unbeaten
Ireland's Sevens sides on course for top three finish after unbeaten start in Lisbon
Pool stage complete, Ireland are well seeded for the quarter-finals
# Road to Rio
'We can match it up with the top teams' - Irish women have Rio in their sights
Lucy Mulhall is loving the life of a full-time athlete.
# Road to Rio
From Lansdowne to Lisbon, Ireland's Tom Daly on the next step on the road to Rio
The next stage of Olympic qualification takes place this weekend.
# Road to Rio
'It'll be a huge learning curve' - Sevens' sides ready for biggest test yet
Ireland’s sides continue their Road to Rio this weekend.
# Road to Rio
Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers
Ireland’s men and women must secure top three finishes in Lisbon.
# getting it done
Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers
Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all conjured excellent performances in Donegal.
# Road to Rio
Ireland hockey team keep Olympic qualification dreams alive with latest victory
A 4-1 win over Malaysia in Belgium clinched fifth place in the World Hockey League.
# rugby 7s
Ireland Sevens' ruthless form continues en route to final as Women lift more silverware
It’s been another busy weekend on the Road to Rio.
# Disappointment
Women's Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat
Ireland weren’t happy with the nature of their defeat.
# Road to Rio
27 tries scored, none conceded - Ireland Sevens storm through group stages in Zagreb
Anthony Eddy’s side were in ruthless form.
# cruel defeat
Heartbreak for Ireland as quarter-final shoot-out defeat dents Olympic hopes
China advance to the last four at Ireland’s expense.