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# 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

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 7s

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May

Games under threat as more than 2,600 deaths, 77,000 infections linked to fast-spreading virus.

# olympics - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up

The winger was left disappointed after the Gunners decided to keep him out of a pre-Olympic tournament.

# olympics - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

# 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.’

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