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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Cricket bids to return to Olympics in 2028
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

Cricket bids to return to Olympics in 2028

Aug 10th 2021, 1:47 PM 3,417 Views 11 Comments

Cricket has only appeared once in the Olympics, at the Paris Games in 1900.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Cian O'Connor and Kilkenny withdraw from team showjumping event in Tokyo
# Olympic Games
From The42
# Olympic Games

Cian O'Connor and Kilkenny withdraw from team showjumping event in Tokyo

Aug 4th 2021, 4:04 PM 11,542 Views 7 Comments

The horse suffered a nosebleed during today’s individual event.

Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800m
# Medals
From The42
# Medals

Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800m

Aug 4th 2021, 3:14 PM 3,595 Views 2 Comments

The Kenyans have not been at their best in Tokyo before today.

# olympic-games - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'
# Fighting Back
From The42
# Fighting Back

'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 3:00 PM 39,098 Views 5 Comments

Olympic hero Kenny Egan opens up about winning his battle against personal demons.

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut
# Trailblazer
From The42
# Trailblazer

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut

Jul 22nd 2021, 10:59 AM 6,856 Views 3 Comments

The 53-year-old, working in Japan as an analyst for NBC, skated on the sidelines of the Japanese and American teams’ training sessions.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener

Jul 21st 2021, 11:40 AM 12,608 Views 5 Comments

The four-time Olympic champions crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Sweden.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,275 Views 1 Comment

Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.

Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games
# Take-up
From The42
# Take-up

Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games

Jul 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 1,599 Views 0 Comments

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.

# olympic-games - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision
# Swimming
From The42
# Swimming

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision

Jul 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 2,616 Views 0 Comments

The Irish swimmer is eligible to be nominated by Swim Ireland to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Tokyo Games.

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
# Allowance
From The42
# Allowance

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,405 Views 0 Comments

The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:01 PM 34,165 Views 78 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

# olympic-games - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Sensational second half sees Ireland Men's Sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympics
# Next Stop Tokyo
From The42
# Next Stop Tokyo

Sensational second half sees Ireland Men's Sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Jun 20th 2021, 6:34 PM 51,617 Views 40 Comments

Ireland beat France 28-19 in the final of the Olympic qualification repechage.

# olympic-games - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid

Jun 19th 2021, 10:47 PM 12,207 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old, who is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title, finished fourth in Saturday’s race.

# olympic-games - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Successful morning for Irish rowing as another two boats secure Olympic qualification
# The Joy Of Six
From The42
# The Joy Of Six

Successful morning for Irish rowing as another two boats secure Olympic qualification

May 16th 2021, 12:02 PM 4,524 Views 5 Comments

Mission accomplished for the women’s four and lightweight women’s double at the Lucerne regatta.

# olympic-games - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot

May 8th 2021, 11:36 PM 4,942 Views 3 Comments

A 24th-place finish with a time of 88.58 at the event saw him just fall short.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
# Vote
From The42
# Vote

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 2,450 Views 4 Comments

The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.

# olympic-games - Sunday 14 March, 2021

World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics
# Opting Out
From The42
# Opting Out

World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics

Mar 14th 2021, 2:21 PM 3,895 Views 1 Comment

The reigning Masters champion said last year he would not have played in the Japan Games had they been staged as planned in 2020.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women
# Say No Mori
From The42
# Say No Mori

IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women

Feb 9th 2021, 11:28 AM 2,703 Views 3 Comments

However, the International Olympics Committee hasn’t asked for the resignation of the 83-year-old.

# olympic-games - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?
# Tokyo 2021
# Tokyo 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?

Feb 4th 2021, 8:53 AM 28,034 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns the Olympic Games may not go ahead this year in Tokyo given the situation in many countries due to Covid-19.

# olympic-games - Friday 22 January, 2021

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,197 Views 10 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

# olympic-games - Friday 11 December, 2020

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020/21
From The42
# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,319 Views 1 Comment

The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.

# olympic-games - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief

Sep 24th 2020, 1:43 PM 4,228 Views 2 Comments

Tour de France “showed to the world that we can organise safe sport events even without a vaccine”, says Thomas Bach.

# olympic-games - Monday 3 August, 2020

Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled
# Tokyo 2020 /21
From The42
# Tokyo 2020 /21

Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:26 AM 2,426 Views 0 Comments

Officials say they are mindful of the need to cater for athletes and spectators with a range of health requirements.

# olympic-games - Friday 22 May, 2020

'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games
# 2021
From The42
# 2021

'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games

May 22nd 2020, 10:59 AM 2,281 Views 2 Comments

John Coates hopes that plans can be put in place if the pandemic is contained by October.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain
# Switch
From The42
# Switch

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain

May 13th 2020, 1:06 PM 6,304 Views 8 Comments

The cyclist was born near Aylesbury but her family moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was 18 months old.

# olympic-games - Sunday 22 March, 2020

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:11 PM 2,109 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,584 Views 0 Comments

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

# olympic-games - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement From The42

Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement

Mar 21st 2020, 4:21 PM 2,059 Views 4 Comments

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

# olympic-games - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

Mar 20th 2020, 8:11 AM 2,032 Views 4 Comments

He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister
# Coronavirus
From The42
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:28 PM 9,578 Views 10 Comments

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

# olympic-games - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 9:42 AM 32,605 Views 10 Comments

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

# olympic-games - Friday 29 November, 2019

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nov 29th 2019, 11:57 AM 3,605 Views 7 Comments

The star has come under intense scrutiny for his cooperation with US coach Alberto Salazar.

# olympic-games - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:38 PM 5,738 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side are set to face the Netherlands among others.

# olympic-games - Monday 28 October, 2019

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret
# The Middle Distance
From The42
# The Middle Distance

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret

Oct 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 34,046 Views 17 Comments

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.

# olympic-games - Sunday 20 October, 2019

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'
# Dedication
From The42
# 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'

Oct 20th 2019, 11:39 AM 32,431 Views 5 Comments

Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.

# olympic-games - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:29 AM 22,446 Views 42 Comments

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever

Aug 20th 2019, 1:56 PM 9,001 Views 4 Comments

Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K scored a brilliant 76.351% to help book their spot.

# olympic-games - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification
# Record Breakers
From The42
# Record Breakers

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification

Jul 28th 2019, 12:51 PM 8,589 Views 2 Comments

The Irish men’s medley team set a new record on the final day of the FINA World Swimming Championships.

# olympic-games - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020
# Olympic Games
From The42
# Olympic Games

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020

Jul 21st 2019, 11:22 AM 4,987 Views 2 Comments

Greene’s time in South Korea pre-validates him for the 2020 Games in Tokyo next summer.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'

Jul 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 4,304 Views 0 Comments

Chloe Magee speaks to The42 off the back of her European Games success alongside brother Sam.

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