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# olympics - Yesterday’s News

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban

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'

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

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

The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.

# olympics - Monday 20 July, 2020

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

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

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

# olympics - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

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

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

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

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 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

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

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''

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

# olympics - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

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

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

The organisers released a statement this afternoon.

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

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'

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'

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

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.

# olympics - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland

The union had concerns over the costs of bringing the crucial repechage onto home soil.

# olympics - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister

Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.

# olympics - Sunday 1 March, 2020

The melancholy of the former distance runner

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics

It’s been a day to remember for Felix English and Mark Downey.

# olympics - Saturday 29 February, 2020

More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution

The Alphaflys will make their debut at the US Olympic trials this weekend, exposing the weak leadership of World Athletics.

# olympics - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

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