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# Olympic Dream

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History-making Ireland Sevens learn Olympic fate after pool draw
Anthony Eddy’s side have been drawn in Pool C alongside South Africa, USA and Kenya.
'There's no reason why I can't come home from Tokyo with a gold medal'
Irish taekwondo athlete Jack Woolley has already written history, but he’s eyeing more – and the biggest prize in the world.
Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021
The Olympics have been pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
'It opened up my eyes and made me think that I deserve to be here... it's a dream since I was a kid'
Irish middle distance star Nadia Power has enjoyed a meteoric rise, and feels the only way is up from here.
'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'
Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever World Gymnastics medal in Stuttgart on Saturday.
'I was watching these girls on TV this time last year. Suddenly, you're up on the podium beside them'
It’s been a remarkable rise to the top for leading Irish triathlete Carolyn Hayes, whose Olympic dream is well and truly alive.
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.
16 sessions per week and spine-tingling feelings on the line: Egan's bid for third time lucky
‘Life is a good teacher, that’s for sure. I’ve learned to deal with these disappointments.’
'I thought I could manage it myself without seeking any proper help and I just made things worse for myself’
Irish canoeist Liam Jegou is aiming towards Tokyo in 2020 after battling a serious injury last year.
'People said ‘are you mad?'' - Ex-hockey star O'Flynn eyes Olympic 7s
The Cork native is part of the Ireland squad striving to secure the last place in Rio.
'Seven people on the field, you can't hide or shirk away from your responsibility'
Ireland 7s have their shot at qualifying for the Olympics this weekend.
Ireland 7s a step closer to Rio after streamrolling their way through Division B
Malta, Slovenia and Serbia were all on the losing side against Anthony Eddy’s men today.
London 2012: Evans not interested in making up the numbers
“I don’t want to be the guy who just went to the Olympics, that’s not who I am.” Ireland’s top badminton player talks about his Olympic qualification.
Road to London: No joy for Irish swimmers at British Championships
Sycerika McMahon, Gráinne Murphy and Melanie Nocher couldn’t get themselves close to the medals in London’s Aquatics Centre yesterday.