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What Has Olympic Sevens Meant For Smaller Nations?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Silver medalists Great Britain, gold medalists Fiji and bronze medalists South Africa pose during the medal ceremony for the Men's Rugby Sevens on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

One of the things that World Rugby was hoping for most with the inclusion of sevens into the Olympics was the spread of the game throughout the world. Sevens is a bit more accessible than 15s, simply because of the numbers, yet the speed and the skill required do make it an exciting game. In a country like Denmark, Sevens …

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Twitter Reacts With A Mixture Of Shock And Disappointment Following Paddy Barnes’ Loss At The Olympics

Olympic Council Of Ireland Media Briefing : 100 Days Out from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Conrad Hotel, Dublin 27/4/2016 Boxer Paddy Barnes, flag-bearer for the Ireland team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes lost in the last 16 of the light flyweight division at the 2016 Olympic games to Spain’s Samuel Carmona Heredia via split decision. _____ The hectic three-rounder saw the two time bronze medallist lose on two of the three judges’ scorecards (29-28, 28-29, 28-29) – a decision that many observers disagreed with after a largely successful third round. …

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Paddy Barnes Facing Trouble With Paddy Power

Olympic Council Of Ireland Media Briefing : 100 Days Out from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Conrad Hotel, Dublin 27/4/2016 Boxer Paddy Barnes, flag-bearer for the Ireland team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Can you blame an amateur boxer from trying to make a few quid? Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Paddy Barnes is set to box at light flyweight in the Rio Olympics. While professional boxers are now eligible to compete at the Olympics for the first time, hopes are high for the Team Ireland boxers. Of Ireland’s 29 Olympic medals to date, the boxers …

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And The Secret Olympian Is…

The suspense is at an end, as we finally unveil the identity of our Secret Olympian. Over the last few weeks we have featured a series of articles from a mystery man within the Irish Olympic boxing setup for Rio 2016. The Secret Olympian has written about the dedication and sacrifice that has taken him to heights as lofty as …

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