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#Olympics

# olympics - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Rory McIlroy admits he is unlikely to compete at the 2020 Olympics

The 27-year-old did not travel to the Rio Olympics earlier this year.

# olympics - Friday 6 January, 2017

Irish Olympic sailor Saskia Tidey switches to Team GB ahead of Tokyo 2020

Having represented Ireland at Rio, she qualifies to race for Britain through her father.

# olympics - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes

The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.

# olympics - Friday 30 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Moments that made you glad to call Ireland home this year Pride

Moments that made you glad to call Ireland home this year

It might have been a tough year, but here’s some things to make you smile.

Euro 2016, Mourinho and what is the time in Rio: Ireland's most Googled sports searches in 2016

What is COYBIG and Ireland vs New Zealand were also popular searches.

# olympics - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Russian Anti-Doping Agency claim official was misquoted over doping cover-up 'admission'

The New York Times article was published yesterday.

Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age?

Irish Olympian Scott Evans believes a better system could promote more talent.

# olympics - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold

Scottish athlete Eric Liddell led an extraordinary life, as this extract illustrates.

# olympics - Monday 19 December, 2016

Michael Conlan hit with maximum fine by boxing chiefs for Rio rant

The Belfast fighter was controversially adjudged to have lost to a Russian.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas

The former OCI boss arrived in Dublin last night after spending time with family in the UK.

# olympics - Monday 12 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie It's looking very much like Pat Hickey could be home for Christmas On A Jet Plane

It's looking very much like Pat Hickey could be home for Christmas

He could have his passport back later today.

# olympics - Friday 9 December, 2016

Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement

The widespread doping alleged by the McLaren report was not the result of a state initiative, according to Russia’s Ministry of Sport.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland Rio De Janeiro

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

# olympics - Saturday 3 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Robbie Keane and Olympic heroes honoured as People of the Year Uncommon People

Robbie Keane and Olympic heroes honoured as People of the Year

The list also includes some extraordinary acts of heroism.

# olympics - Friday 2 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received Ticketing Case

Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received

The ANOC said it was giving Hickey a temporary loan.

# olympics - Sunday 27 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding Brazil

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

# olympics - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games

Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.

# olympics - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey is getting his Irish passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil Leaving On A Jet Plane

Pat Hickey is getting his Irish passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil

Hickey has been detained in Brazil since August.

# olympics - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Usain Bolt set to train with Bundesliga club as he considers football career

The nine-time Olympic champion is a high-profile Manchester United fan and has made no secret of his love for football.

# olympics - Friday 11 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry Olympic Council Of Ireland

Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry

The Moran Inquiry is looking at the Olympics ticketing scandal.

# olympics - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Rob Heffernan's brilliant tale of being caught smuggling dodgy DVDs to fund his training Late Late This post contains videos

Rob Heffernan's brilliant tale of being caught smuggling dodgy DVDs to fund his training

But Rob’s Rentals didn’t last long in business.

# olympics - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns

Ciarán Ó Catháin stepped down after last night’s meeting.

# olympics - Friday 28 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report Olympics

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

# olympics - Monday 24 October, 2016

Katie Taylor denies reports she's back training in father's gym

The Irish boxer has rejected claims she’s returning to Bray Boxing Club.

# olympics - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Another scandal for Russian sport as IOC strips weightlifter of London silver

Apti Aukhadov finished second in the men’s 85kg event four years ago.

Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade Imposters This post contains videos

Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade

The cheeky pair got past security and onto the women’s hockey team’s float.

# olympics - Monday 17 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Three men arrested after fatal shooting of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter Trinity Gay

Three men arrested after fatal shooting of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter

Trinity Gay was shot dead in Kentucky yesterday.

# olympics - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish Olympian received the most adorable fan letter from a little girl Well Played

# olympics - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Facing reality after Rio: Natalya Coyle riding the crest of the Olympic wave

Six weeks after the performance of her life, the modern pentathlete is still on cloud nine as she has seen her profile elevated to new levels.

# olympics - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Rome's mayor has pulled the plug on 'irresponsible' 2024 Olympics bid

Virginia Raggi said she could not ask the people of Italy to shoulder the debts of hosting the Games.

# olympics - Monday 19 September, 2016

Hackers include Nadal, Farah and Rose in latest leak of medical details

The Fancy Bears gained access to the World Anti-Doping Agency database.

# olympics - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'A few years ago, I would have been a guy that hated going out running'

A broken foot in the build up had appeared to put Mark English’s Rio hopes in jeopardy.

# olympics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday Proud Dad

# olympics - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Ryan Lochte 'hurt' after protesters storm stage during Dancing with the Stars Ballroom Chancer This post contains videos

VIDEO: Ryan Lochte 'hurt' after protesters storm stage during Dancing with the Stars

The controversial swimmer was making his debut on the show.

# olympics - Friday 9 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal Rio Tickets

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

# olympics - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

A month after fracturing her spine in a horror crash at the Olympics, Dutch rider wins race

“I hadn’t expected this at all,” she told reporters.

# olympics - Saturday 3 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Cork City Samba invented this O'Donovan brothers remix of 'row, row, row your boat' Skibbereen

Cork City Samba invented this O'Donovan brothers remix of 'row, row, row your boat'

Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.

The Cork City Samba Band led a brilliant singalong for the O'Donovan brothers

Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.

'I'm done with amateur boxing' - Michael Conlan confirms he's going pro Rio

'I'm done with amateur boxing' - Michael Conlan confirms he's going pro

The Belfast fighter won’t be heading for Tokyo.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says Pat Hickey "ate me for breakfast" during infamous Rio meeting Back In His Box This post contains videos

Shane Ross says Pat Hickey "ate me for breakfast" during infamous Rio meeting

Ross said he was left “battered and bruised” after the meeting.

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