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#2020 Olympics

# 2020-olympics - Sunday 8 August, 2021

'Welcome to the club, champ': Sporting world lines up to pay tribute to Kellie Harrington
# Pride Of Ireland
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# Pride Of Ireland

'Welcome to the club, champ': Sporting world lines up to pay tribute to Kellie Harrington

Aug 8th 2021, 9:50 AM 16,655 Views 5 Comments

Kellie Harrington joined an elite club as she won Olympic lightweight gold for Ireland on Sunday morning.

'Ciara is just extremely resilient. She is a pro, a complete and utter professional'
# Fightback
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# Fightback

'Ciara is just extremely resilient. She is a pro, a complete and utter professional'

Aug 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,896 Views 2 Comments

There’s no doubt that Ciara Mageean will come back stronger from her latest setback in Tokyo.

# 2020-olympics - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Malcom hits extra-time winner as Brazil retain Olympic crown
# Golden Goal
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# Golden Goal

Malcom hits extra-time winner as Brazil retain Olympic crown

Aug 7th 2021, 3:34 PM 5,155 Views 0 Comments

Brazil were 2-1 winners after extra time.

Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica wins Olympic equestrian team silver with US
# BORN TO JUMP
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# BORN TO JUMP

Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica wins Olympic equestrian team silver with US

Aug 7th 2021, 2:46 PM 79,286 Views 55 Comments

The US missed out on gold in a jump-off with Sweden.

Hassan wins third medal of Games with gold in 10,000m, Jakob Ingebrigtsen dazzles in 1500m final
# Superstars
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# Superstars

Hassan wins third medal of Games with gold in 10,000m, Jakob Ingebrigtsen dazzles in 1500m final

Aug 7th 2021, 1:37 PM 8,108 Views 1 Comment

Ingebrigtsen set a new Olympic record with a stunning run.

Brazilian middleweight steals gold medal with stunning late KO of world champion
# Late Drama
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# Late Drama

Brazilian middleweight steals gold medal with stunning late KO of world champion

Aug 7th 2021, 12:19 PM 32,964 Views 5 Comments

Brazil’s Hebert Sousa was heading for defeat until he shocked Oleksandr Khyzhniak.

Irish team fail to finish as Denmark take gold in chaotic men's Madison
# Velodrome
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# Velodrome

Irish team fail to finish as Denmark take gold in chaotic men's Madison

Aug 7th 2021, 10:48 AM 6,534 Views 5 Comments

Mark Downey and Felix English were listed as non-finishers having lost two laps on the bunch.

Tom Daley adds individual 10m platform bronze to synchronised gold
# Diving In
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# Diving In

Tom Daley adds individual 10m platform bronze to synchronised gold

Aug 7th 2021, 8:58 AM 5,340 Views 23 Comments

It comes as Daley’s fourth Olympic medal overall.

German pentathlon coach thrown out of Tokyo Games for punching a horse
# No Saint Boy
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# No Saint Boy

German pentathlon coach thrown out of Tokyo Games for punching a horse

Aug 7th 2021, 8:44 AM 12,588 Views 18 Comments

Kim Raisner was trying to assist German athlete Annika Schleu as she battled to control Saint Boy.

'Flashes of gold-medal golf' and 'one of the greatest experiences of my life' - Irish duo
# Success
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# Success

'Flashes of gold-medal golf' and 'one of the greatest experiences of my life' - Irish duo

Aug 7th 2021, 8:32 AM 8,239 Views 0 Comments

Leona Maguire and Stepehanie Meadow thoroughly enjoyed Tokyo 2020 – and will build on their brilliant efforts going forward.

Natalya Coyle to carry Irish flag at Olympics closing ceremony
# Flagbearer
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# Flagbearer

Natalya Coyle to carry Irish flag at Olympics closing ceremony

Aug 7th 2021, 7:54 AM 10,051 Views 10 Comments

‘A good end to my Games,’ the three-time Olympian says.

Olympic Breakfast: Marathon magic and no Irish golfer in medal mix on penultimate day
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Olympic Breakfast: Marathon magic and no Irish golfer in medal mix on penultimate day

Aug 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,839 Views 10 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

Meadow's charge falls just short as USA's Korda takes gold on dramatic final day
# Latest
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# Latest

Meadow's charge falls just short as USA's Korda takes gold on dramatic final day

Updated Aug 7th 2021, 5:55 AM 7,175 Views 2 Comments

Leona Maguire was also flying the flag in the women’s Olympic golf event.

USA edge France to win Olympic basketball gold medal
# Heavyweights
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# Heavyweights

USA edge France to win Olympic basketball gold medal

Aug 7th 2021, 5:38 AM 7,044 Views 8 Comments

11-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant scored a game-high 29 points.

Top-25 for McCormack and Australia's Mayo native Diver 10th in sweltering Olympic marathon
# Irish Eye
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# Irish Eye

Top-25 for McCormack and Australia's Mayo native Diver 10th in sweltering Olympic marathon

Aug 7th 2021, 1:47 AM 6,861 Views 3 Comments

There was disappointment, meanwhile, for Cork’s Aoife Cooke, who withdrew just before halfway.

# 2020-olympics - Friday 6 August, 2021

Canada edge Sweden on penalties to win Olympic football gold
# Third Time Lucky
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# Third Time Lucky

Canada edge Sweden on penalties to win Olympic football gold

Aug 6th 2021, 6:12 PM 4,274 Views 2 Comments

Canada had won bronze at the past two Games.

'It's hard when you're really close and it's snatched away from you' - Natalya Coyle
# Emotional
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# Emotional

'It's hard when you're really close and it's snatched away from you' - Natalya Coyle

Aug 6th 2021, 1:42 PM 13,063 Views 9 Comments

The 30-year-old is proud of her achievements at three Olympic Games, but admits it’s not the way she would’ve chosen to end the journey.

Ireland withdraw from team showjumping as first rider is eliminated after horse suffers fall
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland withdraw from team showjumping as first rider is eliminated after horse suffers fall

Aug 6th 2021, 12:51 PM 18,536 Views 18 Comments

Shane Sweetnam and Alejandro had a disastrous qualifying round, with the horse losing a shoe early on.

Irish disappointment as crash costs Kay and McCurley in women's madison
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Irish disappointment as crash costs Kay and McCurley in women's madison

Aug 6th 2021, 10:34 AM 4,672 Views 6 Comments

Irish pair couldn’t recover from racing crash as Britain’s Kenny and Archibald take gold.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
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# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Aug 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,034 Views 6 Comments

Get ready…

# 2020-olympics - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Durant scores 23 points to help USA into Olympic semi-final with France
# Swish
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# Swish

Durant scores 23 points to help USA into Olympic semi-final with France

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 2:10 PM 6,993 Views 7 Comments

The three-time defending champions powered past Australia 97-78, while the French overcame Slovenia.

'The standard is insane': Andrew Coscoran finishes 10th in Olympic 1500m semi
# Test Against The Best
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# Test Against The Best

'The standard is insane': Andrew Coscoran finishes 10th in Olympic 1500m semi

Aug 5th 2021, 12:52 PM 7,980 Views 2 Comments

Kenya’s Abel Kipsang set a new Olympic record of 3:31.65 in the second semi-final.

Mark Downey tunes up for madison bid with 17th-place finish in the omnium
# Back On Track
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# Back On Track

Mark Downey tunes up for madison bid with 17th-place finish in the omnium

Aug 5th 2021, 12:21 PM 2,303 Views 0 Comments

Matthew Walls won gold for Britain ahead of New Zealand’s Campbell Stewart and Italy’s Elia Viviani.

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon
# Great Start
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# Great Start

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon

Aug 5th 2021, 11:45 AM 34,051 Views 17 Comments

The Meath woman collected 238 points after the fencing ranking round.

David Kenny seizes opportunity on Olympic debut in 20km race walk
# Walking Tall
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# Walking Tall

David Kenny seizes opportunity on Olympic debut in 20km race walk

Aug 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 12,579 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year-old Kerryman easily outperformed his world ranking to finish 29th in Sapporo.

'To have the support of the people back home, to put a smile on the nation's face, it's just great'
# Kellie Harrington
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# Kellie Harrington

'To have the support of the people back home, to put a smile on the nation's face, it's just great'

Aug 5th 2021, 7:58 AM 6,416 Views 7 Comments

The Dublin boxer will fight for a gold medal in Tokyo on Sunday morning.

Maguire and Meadow both in tie for 11th after strong second rounds at the Olympics
# Golf
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# Golf

Maguire and Meadow both in tie for 11th after strong second rounds at the Olympics

Aug 5th 2021, 7:22 AM 6,107 Views 2 Comments

Nelly Korda shot a stunning 62 to lead the way on -13.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers
# Catch Up
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# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers

Aug 5th 2021, 7:07 AM 44,305 Views 12 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

A childhood dream, allegiance switch and personal struggles: Emily Kay's long Road to Tokyo
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

A childhood dream, allegiance switch and personal struggles: Emily Kay's long Road to Tokyo

Aug 5th 2021, 6:45 AM 6,059 Views 0 Comments

’20 years of working every day with the dream of going to the Olympics, to finally achieve that was pretty incredible.’

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
# Going For Gold
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# Going For Gold

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

Aug 5th 2021, 6:16 AM 53,670 Views 29 Comments

Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.

Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again

Aug 5th 2021, 4:43 AM 4,900 Views 1 Comment

Parchment clocked 13.04 seconds, to trump fading world champion Grant Holloway.

Ireland's Tanya Watson misses out on Olympic diving final after finishing 15th
# Semi Finals
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# Semi Finals

Ireland's Tanya Watson misses out on Olympic diving final after finishing 15th

Aug 5th 2021, 4:02 AM 2,678 Views 1 Comment

19-year-old Watsonwas the first woman to represent Ireland in an Olympic diving competition

Dina Asher-Smith eyeing relay redemption at Tokyo 2020 as new British record set
# Olympics
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# Olympics

Dina Asher-Smith eyeing relay redemption at Tokyo 2020 as new British record set

Aug 5th 2021, 3:46 AM 2,959 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old pulled out of the 200m and failed to reach the 100m final last week after suffering a hamstring injury in June.

# 2020-olympics - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
# Triumph Over Adversity
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# Triumph Over Adversity

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'

Aug 4th 2021, 9:30 PM 72,352 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

McIlroy buoyed by Olympics display as he looks to play with 'more freedom and fun'
# Next Stop Memphis
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# Next Stop Memphis

McIlroy buoyed by Olympics display as he looks to play with 'more freedom and fun'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 5,692 Views 6 Comments

The 32-year-old missed out in a seven-man play-off for a bronze medal on Sunday.

Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final
# Pipped At The Post
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# Pipped At The Post

Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final

Aug 4th 2021, 12:59 PM 31,944 Views 51 Comments

O’Connor and Kilkenny finish joint-seventh in Wednesday’s individual final.

Sky Brown: 13-year-old skateboarder wins bronze to become GB's youngest Olympic medallist
# Sky's The Limit
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# Sky's The Limit

Sky Brown: 13-year-old skateboarder wins bronze to become GB's youngest Olympic medallist

Aug 4th 2021, 10:54 AM 4,003 Views 3 Comments

Brown’s achievement is all the more remarkable for the fractured skull and broken bones she suffered during a horrific fall in training last year.

Dream debut as Ireland's Tanya Watson books place in Olympic diving semi-final
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Dream debut as Ireland's Tanya Watson books place in Olympic diving semi-final

Aug 4th 2021, 10:26 AM 5,511 Views 2 Comments

Teenage diver finished 16th overall, with the top 18 progressing to Thursday’s semi-finals.

Australian Olympic officials criticise athletes after boozy plane party
# Oz
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# Oz

Australian Olympic officials criticise athletes after boozy plane party

Aug 4th 2021, 8:20 AM 8,348 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand’s Olympians have also been accused of unruly behaviour on a flight from Tokyo to Christchurch.

'I'm really confident heading into the Games': The Olympian from Meath who's living out her dream
# Talent Unleashed
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# Talent Unleashed

'I'm really confident heading into the Games': The Olympian from Meath who's living out her dream

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 AM 11,927 Views 2 Comments

Modern pentathlete Natalya Coyle is the third and final athlete to be profiled in our series with Indeed.

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