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#Olympics

# olympics - Thursday 14 January, 2021

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters
# Investigation
# Investigation

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters

Thu 8:25 AM 68,684 Views 21 Comments

Klete Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the Capitol after violent protesters broke through.

# olympics - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan

Jan 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 24,944 Views 15 Comments

Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.

# olympics - Friday 11 December, 2020

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020/21
# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,282 Views 1 Comment

The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.

# olympics - Monday 16 November, 2020

Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans
# Tokyo Drift
# Tokyo Drift

Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans

Nov 16th 2020, 7:58 AM 2,416 Views 1 Comment

The Games are scheduled to start on 23 July next year.

# olympics - Thursday 12 November, 2020

The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team
# Twist Of Fate
# Twist Of Fate

The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team

Nov 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,840 Views 0 Comments

Nicci Daly worked with the Juncos Racing team for two years.

# olympics - Monday 9 November, 2020

Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown
# Challenge
# Challenge

Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown

Nov 9th 2020, 10:53 PM 8,177 Views 8 Comments

The athlete is set to take part in British TV reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.

# olympics - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban
# Order
# Order

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban

Oct 27th 2020, 6:42 PM 8,407 Views 5 Comments

The American is set to miss next year’s Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'
# Boxing
# Boxing

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,961 Views 5 Comments

Kellie Harrington is ‘training like an animal’ as she targets an Olympic spot next year.

Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession
# Danger
# Danger

Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession

Aug 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,832 Views 2 Comments

The experienced 400m sprinter missed out narrowly on reaching the 2012 and 2016 Games.

# olympics - Monday 24 August, 2020

8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test
# Concern
# Concern

8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test

Aug 24th 2020, 8:29 PM 5,663 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.

# olympics - Monday 20 July, 2020

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
# Tokyo Drift
# Tokyo Drift

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Jul 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 2,071 Views 2 Comments

Most of those backing a delay or cancellation said they simply didn’t believe the pandemic could be contained in time for the Games.

# olympics - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

Jul 1st 2020, 5:20 PM 4,118 Views 1 Comment

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

# olympics - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
# Interview
# Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,261 Views 8 Comments

Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.

# olympics - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
# Challenge
# Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,531 Views 2 Comments

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# olympics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
# Dreams
# Dreams

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,229 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.

# olympics - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official

May 16th 2020, 1:17 PM 1,705 Views 1 Comment

IOC president, Thomas Bach, admitted this morning the road ahead remains uncertain.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
# Thomas Barr
# Thomas Barr

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 20,984 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.

# olympics - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
# Tokyo Drift
# Tokyo Drift

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief

Apr 28th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,594 Views 4 Comments

The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.

# olympics - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork
# Pull Like A Dog
# Pull Like A Dog

'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:16 AM 5,375 Views 1 Comment

Paul and Gary O’Donovan are taking everything – from the Covid-19 crisis to Olympic uncertainty – in their stride.

# olympics - Friday 10 April, 2020

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
# Column
# Column

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''

Apr 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,196 Views 5 Comments

Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?
# Podium Finishers
# Podium Finishers

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?

Apr 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,571 Views 5 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge of Ireland’s Olympic medalists.

# olympics - Monday 6 April, 2020

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team
# Comeback Girl
# Comeback Girl

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 9:30 PM 19,410 Views 1 Comment

Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.

# olympics - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'
# Column
# Column

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 4,406 Views 0 Comments

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

# olympics - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics
# 2021 Vision
# 2021 Vision

Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics

Mar 31st 2020, 9:10 AM 5,685 Views 1 Comment

Ben Calveley says kick-off times will prevent sports lovers from missing any of the action.

# olympics - Saturday 28 March, 2020

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

Mar 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,229 Views 2 Comments

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

# olympics - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise
# Interview
# Interview

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 4:17 PM 19,257 Views 7 Comments

Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.

# olympics - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'
# On Ice
# On Ice

'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'

Mar 24th 2020, 3:00 PM 3,205 Views 1 Comment

Katie Mullan, Sean Dancer and the Irish hockey team have had their Olympic dream put on hold.

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 2:20 PM 31,645 Views 22 Comments

Olympic Federation of Ireland says postponement is ‘the right call given the times that we are in’.

# olympics - Monday 23 March, 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable

Mar 23rd 2020, 9:23 PM 1,966 Views 1 Comment

Dick Pound says the IOC will postpone the Tokyo Olympics and then deal with the “immense” ramifications of putting the Games back.

'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'
# Life After The Olympics
# Life After The Olympics

'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'

Mar 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 9,106 Views 0 Comments

In part three of our series, Olympian Gavin Noble discusses his transition away from high-level sport.

# olympics - Sunday 22 March, 2020

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks
# Pressure
# Pressure

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:11 PM 2,099 Views 2 Comments

The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,575 Views 0 Comments

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

# olympics - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement

Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement

Mar 21st 2020, 4:21 PM 2,053 Views 4 Comments

It would be the ‘right and responsible thing to do’ they say.

# olympics - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
# Criticism
# Criticism

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

Mar 20th 2020, 8:11 AM 2,029 Views 4 Comments

He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.

# olympics - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed
# Irish Interest
# Irish Interest

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed

Mar 19th 2020, 9:55 PM 1,730 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic Federation of Ireland released a lengthy statement this evening.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics
# Tokyo Drift
# Tokyo Drift

'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics

Mar 17th 2020, 3:10 PM 1,616 Views 2 Comments

The organisers released a statement this afternoon.

'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics

Mar 17th 2020, 11:12 AM 3,348 Views 0 Comments

Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan is in favour of the Games being rescheduled for 2021.

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'
# Concern
# Concern

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'

Mar 17th 2020, 9:51 AM 16,032 Views 1 Comment

Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.

# olympics - Sunday 15 March, 2020

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'
# Against The Tide
# Against The Tide

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'

Mar 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,616 Views 0 Comments

In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics
# Improvement
# Improvement

'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics

Mar 7th 2020, 8:30 AM 5,797 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a week to remember for track cyclist Lydia Gurley and her team-mate Lydia Boylan, following their success at the World Championships.

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