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# Olympic Games

Last year
# Suspension
British sprinter handed 22-month ban for failed drug test at Tokyo Olympics
Team GB lost their 4x100m silver medal when CJ Ujah tested positive for two prohibited substances.
# Olympic Games
Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.
All time
# gloves are off
IOC chief issues warning to 'problem children' as boxing excluded from 2028 Olympics
Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic sport, but it currently faces a cut from the Games.
# Olympic Games
Winter Olympics venue to restrict capacity to 20% over Covid-19 concerns
Beijing is set to host the Winter Olympics from 4 to 20 February next spring.
# Howzat?
Cricket bids to return to Olympics in 2028
Cricket has only appeared once in the Olympics, at the Paris Games in 1900.
# Olympic Games
Cian O'Connor and Kilkenny withdraw from team showjumping event in Tokyo
The horse suffered a nosebleed during today’s individual event.
# Medals
Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800m
The Kenyans have not been at their best in Tokyo before today.
# fighting back
'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'
Olympic hero Kenny Egan opens up about winning his battle against personal demons.
# trailblazer
Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut
The 53-year-old, working in Japan as an analyst for NBC, skated on the sidelines of the Japanese and American teams’ training sessions.
# Upset
USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener
The four-time Olympic champions crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Sweden.
# Covid-19
Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.
# take-up
Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games
Ireland’s Olympic CMO, Dr Jim O’Donovan, says timing, personal reasons and competitive concerns may deter a small minority of athletes from receiving the jab.
# Swimming
Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision
The Irish swimmer is eligible to be nominated by Swim Ireland to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Tokyo Games.
# Allowance
Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.
# Golf
McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.
# Next stop Tokyo
Sensational second half sees Ireland Men's Sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympics
Ireland beat France 28-19 in the final of the Olympic qualification repechage.
# Disappointment
Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid
The 30-year-old, who is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title, finished fourth in Saturday’s race.
# The joy of six
Successful morning for Irish rowing as another two boats secure Olympic qualification
Mission accomplished for the women’s four and lightweight women’s double at the Lucerne regatta.
# Frustration
Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot
A 24th-place finish with a time of 88.58 at the event saw him just fall short.
# Vote
Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.
# Opting out
World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics
The reigning Masters champion said last year he would not have played in the Japan Games had they been staged as planned in 2020.
# Say no Mori
IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women
However, the International Olympics Committee hasn’t asked for the resignation of the 83-year-old.
# tokyo 2021
Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?
There are concerns the Olympic Games may not go ahead this year in Tokyo given the situation in many countries due to Covid-19.
# tokyo 2020
Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.
# tokyo 2020/21
Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.
# tokyo 2020
Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief
Tour de France “showed to the world that we can organise safe sport events even without a vaccine”, says Thomas Bach.
# tokyo 2020 /21
Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled
Officials say they are mindful of the need to cater for athletes and spectators with a range of health requirements.
# 2021
'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games
John Coates hopes that plans can be put in place if the pandemic is contained by October.
# Switch
Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain
The cyclist was born near Aylesbury but her family moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was 18 months old.
# Pressure
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.
# tokyo 2020
'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”.
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.
# Criticism
'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.
# Coronavirus
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.
# History Maker
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.
# Comeback
Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The star has come under intense scrutiny for his cooperation with US coach Alberto Salazar.
# Ready to go
Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics
Sean Dancer’s side are set to face the Netherlands among others.
# the middle distance
'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret
In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub four-minute miles.
# Dedication
'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'
Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?
The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.