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# olympics - Sunday 19 January, 2020

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'

Ronnie Delany’s gold at the Melbourne Olympics changed the way the world looked at Ireland.

# olympics - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

# olympics - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking

Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''

Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo

Dubliner makes history as the first Irish taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Overnight alarms to be set as Ireland learn 2020 Olympic hockey schedule

The Green Army open their bid in Tokyo against South Africa.

# olympics - Friday 13 December, 2019

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80 RIP

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80

Peter Snell was the first male athlete to win the 800m-1500m double at an Olympics since 1920.

# olympics - Monday 9 December, 2019

Russia banned for four years from global sporting events including the Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced the suspension this morning.

# olympics - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'

Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend

‘I think my mother is still genuinely waiting for her to get a real job.’

# olympics - Monday 25 November, 2019

'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics'

The42 takes a visit to Cobh, the hometown of Irish sporting legend, Sonia O’Sullivan.

# olympics - Monday 18 November, 2019

Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.

# olympics - Monday 4 November, 2019

'We weren’t going to give up this again' - Ireland hero rejoices after scoring in sudden death drama

Chloe Watkins showed nerves of steel to help her side secure Olympic qualification.

# olympics - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure

The Green Army secured their place at the Olympics after a two-legged battle with Canada.

# olympics - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance

Sean Dancer’s side were unable to break the deadlock at a very wet Energia Park.

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'

The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.

# olympics - Friday 1 November, 2019

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier

Philip Matthews, father of hockey star Hannah Matthews, is among those who are getting Energia Park in order for this weekend.

# olympics - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'

Judges will press a button when they mark blows and their decisions will be immediately shown on a screen.

# olympics - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I would want her out of the game. I'm hoping this is her last fight' - Irish Olympic champion on Taylor

Michael Carruth believes that the world champion should hang up her gloves while she’s at the top.

Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada

Ireland’s men ran out 5-3 winners in Vancouver on Saturday.

# olympics - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships

The 21-year-old was first up and last to qualify today.

# olympics - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign

The Dubliner won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the discipline.

# olympics - Monday 23 September, 2019

Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'

In another blow, the IAAF maintained a ban on the Russian athletics federation.

# olympics - Thursday 5 September, 2019

From Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain Blanca Fernández Ochoa

Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain

Blanca Fernández Ochoa was last seen on 24 August.

# olympics - Thursday 22 August, 2019

From Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

# olympics - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

From Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse? Ireland 2029

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

From 'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals? Ireland 2029

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?

How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.

# olympics - Thursday 15 August, 2019

British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together

Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown won’t be doing this again.

# olympics - Sunday 11 August, 2019

From Britain to mint 'millions' of commemorative 50p Brexit coins ahead of 31 October Coining It

Britain to mint 'millions' of commemorative 50p Brexit coins ahead of 31 October

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Sajid Javid wants production ramped up.

# olympics - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist slams 'racist and a misogynist' Trump and backs equal pay in sport

Carl Lewis also supports the USA women’s soccer team who filed a discrimination lawsuit this year.

# olympics - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret

The Northern Irishman is on home soil for this week’s 148th Open Championship.

# olympics - Monday 15 July, 2019

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# olympics - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Ireland 7s Olympic dream remains intact after men's side secure 2020 World Repechage place

The women’s side crashed out this morning after defeat to England.

# olympics - Monday 17 June, 2019

The gold and silver medalists from the Rio 2016 women's marathon have now been banned for doping

Silver medalist Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa has today been suspended for four years having been provisionally banned since last month.

# olympics - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain

The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.

# olympics - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome

The Waterford native missed out on a podium place, but improved on his performance in Stockholm last week.

# olympics - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'The IAAF will not drug me' - Semenya lodges appeal over gender ruling to top Switzerland court

The double Olympic 800m champion lost her case against controversial IAAF rules forcing her to lower her testosterone levels.

# olympics - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

The outcome has been hailed as a step in the right direction for the sport.

# olympics - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body

‘Today’s decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing,’ IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.

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