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# olympics - Yesterday’s News

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
# Back On Track
# Back On Track

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020

14 hours ago 6,131 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat

20 hours ago 13,641 Views 3 Comments

The Dubliner’s gold medal hopes ended cruelly early this morning.

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics
# Bullseye
# Bullseye

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

Sat 4:11 AM 2,361 Views 1 Comment

A last shot mistake opened the door for Yang to claim the opening medal of the Games.

# olympics - Friday 23 July, 2021

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium

Fri 7:00 AM 10,616 Views 7 Comments

Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.

# olympics - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
# Kentaro Kobayashi
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# Kentaro Kobayashi

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit

Thu 7:14 AM 39,695 Views 48 Comments

Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.

# olympics - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’

Wed 4:02 PM 6,399 Views 9 Comments

The duo will line up in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday.

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm
# Brizzie
# Brizzie

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm

Wed 10:56 AM 15,256 Views 15 Comments

The decision means the IOC has now secured hosts for the next three Summer Olympics.

# olympics - Monday 19 July, 2021

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
# Out Of Sorts
# Out Of Sorts

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics

Mon 8:44 AM 7,000 Views 10 Comments

The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.

# olympics - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19

Jul 18th 2021, 10:08 PM 4,495 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old was due to represent the USA in the Tokyo games.

Two South African athletes become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village
# Olympics
# Olympics

Two South African athletes become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village

Updated Jul 18th 2021, 12:44 PM 4,169 Views 3 Comments

Football players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, are among 10 new Games-related cases.

# olympics - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
# Athletics
# Athletics

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health

Jul 10th 2021, 8:41 PM 14,714 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.

# olympics - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
# Olympics
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# Olympics

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,833 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

# olympics - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,272 Views 1 Comment

Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.

Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'
# All That Glitters
# All That Glitters

Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'

Jul 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 26,940 Views 1 Comment

‘There was a pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, ‘A man can never fall in the same river twice.”

# olympics - Monday 5 July, 2021

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics

Jul 5th 2021, 4:48 PM 3,698 Views 2 Comments

The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.

# olympics - Sunday 4 July, 2021

'The fanbase was a few 100. Look on Twitter now and it's gone absolutely mad'
# Ireland 7s
# Ireland 7s

'The fanbase was a few 100. Look on Twitter now and it's gone absolutely mad'

Jul 4th 2021, 12:00 PM 21,122 Views 2 Comments

Ian Fitzpatrick is one of the ‘originals’ in the Ireland 7s squad who are heading for the Olympics.

# olympics - Friday 2 July, 2021

US sprint sensation could miss Olympics after testing positive for marijuana - report
# Athletics
# Athletics

US sprint sensation could miss Olympics after testing positive for marijuana - report

Jul 2nd 2021, 10:32 AM 8,719 Views 12 Comments

Sha’Carri Richardson became sixth-fastest woman ever recently when she completed the 100m in 10.72 seconds.

# olympics - Monday 28 June, 2021

Simone Biles qualifies for Olympics after easy victory in St Louis
# On The Plane
# On The Plane

Simone Biles qualifies for Olympics after easy victory in St Louis

Jun 28th 2021, 10:35 AM 2,944 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Biles will be the oldest American women’s gymnast at the Games since 2004.

# olympics - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics
# Decision
# Decision

Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics

Jun 27th 2021, 2:23 PM 4,568 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old has four Olympic gold medals and made her debut at the Sydney Games in 2000.

# olympics - Friday 25 June, 2021

Mo Farah will not defend 10,000m title after failing to qualify for Olympics
# Athletics
# Athletics

Mo Farah will not defend 10,000m title after failing to qualify for Olympics

Jun 25th 2021, 10:57 PM 7,995 Views 8 Comments

The two-time Olympic champion missed the qualifying time in an invitational 10,000m at the British Athletics Championships.

37 years on from Games debut, Aussie veteran set for 8th Olympics
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

37 years on from Games debut, Aussie veteran set for 8th Olympics

Jun 25th 2021, 12:28 PM 4,475 Views 1 Comment

Equestrian Anthony Hoy was named on the Australian team on Friday.

# olympics - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Injury prompts Ireland's Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe to 'pass my place onto another athlete' at Olympics
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Injury prompts Ireland's Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe to 'pass my place onto another athlete' at Olympics

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:59 PM 4,463 Views 3 Comments

The pentathlete has a hip issue and says that ‘to travel and not represent myself or my country to the fullest would be dishonourable’.

# olympics - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:01 PM 33,717 Views 78 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'
# Speed
# Speed

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:39 AM 34,379 Views 13 Comments

Jordan Conroy made a big contribution towards Ireland 7s qualifying for the Olympics.

# olympics - Monday 21 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
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# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 8,524 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
# Olympics
# Olympics

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

Jun 21st 2021, 10:15 AM 42,262 Views 85 Comments

Kiwi officials made a groundbreaking call on ‘a highly sensitive and complex issue.’

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal

Jun 21st 2021, 9:50 AM 6,865 Views 3 Comments

Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.

# olympics - Saturday 19 June, 2021

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over

Jun 19th 2021, 6:04 PM 12,203 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Lochte’s bid to make a fifth Games ended in an emotional 200m medley defeat.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
# Slow Vaccine Rollout
From TheJournal.ie
# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Jun 19th 2021, 11:26 AM 13,155 Views 5 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

# olympics - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics

Jun 17th 2021, 8:49 PM 4,561 Views 4 Comments

The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.

# olympics - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'
# Tokyo Drift
# Tokyo Drift

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:37 PM 2,642 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man on all things Tokyo as uncertainty reigns over the rescheduled Games.

# olympics - Friday 28 May, 2021

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
# 2021 Games
# 2021 Games

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,248 Views 1 Comment

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

# olympics - Sunday 23 May, 2021

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians
# Adaptation
# Adaptation

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians

May 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 28,926 Views 2 Comments

Chris O’Donnell was a part of the mixed 4x400m relay team that sealed Ireland’s qualification earlier this month.

# olympics - Monday 17 May, 2021

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer
# Tokyo Rift
# Tokyo Rift

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer

May 17th 2021, 8:26 AM 6,944 Views 8 Comments

There’s less than 10 weeks to go to the virus-postponed Tokyo Games.

# olympics - Sunday 16 May, 2021

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'
# Old-fashioned Trolling
# Old-fashioned Trolling

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'

May 16th 2021, 9:00 AM 13,552 Views 0 Comments

Derval O’Rourke on why it is important to show respect to all Irish athletes who compete at the Olympics.

# olympics - Thursday 13 May, 2021

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'

Updated May 13th 2021, 12:21 PM 35,592 Views 38 Comments

Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.

# olympics - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official
# Full Steam Ahead
# Full Steam Ahead

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official

May 8th 2021, 10:10 AM 6,789 Views 5 Comments

The Tokyo Games are due to start on 23 July, though polls show that most Japanese people support cancellation or another delay.

# olympics - Thursday 6 May, 2021

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
# Historic
# Historic

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

May 6th 2021, 8:02 AM 10,701 Views 21 Comments

Laurel Hubbard is on the verge of reaching the Tokyo Olympics under coronavirus-enforced new qualifying rules.

# olympics - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams
# Tokyo Games
# Tokyo Games

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams

Apr 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 2,071 Views 0 Comments

Cities and towns in Japan are reconsidering whether to accommodate teams over Covid-19 measures.

# olympics - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
# Aoife Cooke
# Aoife Cooke

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo

Apr 25th 2021, 2:22 PM 4,746 Views 3 Comments

Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.

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