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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory
# Venue
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# Venue

Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory

Jun 16th 2019, 11:22 AM 4,775 Views 1 Comment

The Sea Forest Waterway was unveiled on Sunday as Japan’s venue for the Olympic rowing’s eight-day programme.

# olympic-games - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain

Jun 9th 2019, 2:56 PM 4,216 Views 2 Comments

The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.

# olympic-games - Friday 31 May, 2019

Ireland's World Cup heroes name squad for Olympic qualifiers on home soil
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Ireland's World Cup heroes name squad for Olympic qualifiers on home soil

May 31st 2019, 11:26 AM 3,702 Views 2 Comments

An 18-strong squad has been announced for next week’s qualifying tournament in Banbridge.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday

Apr 30th 2019, 6:32 PM 5,363 Views 7 Comments

The Olympic champion is fighting regulations imposed by the IAAF that compel hyperandrogenic athletes.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced
# Home Advantage
From The42
# Home Advantage

Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced

Feb 26th 2019, 5:03 PM 2,949 Views 0 Comments

Graham Shaw’s side will begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign against Malaysia in June.

# olympic-games - Friday 8 February, 2019

All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers
# Sustainable
From The42
# Sustainable

All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers

Feb 8th 2019, 6:25 PM 5,535 Views 5 Comments

For the 2016 Olympics in Rio, some 30 percent of the silver and bronze in medals came from recycled materials.

# olympic-games - Saturday 19 January, 2019

'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'

Jan 19th 2019, 8:30 AM 7,905 Views 0 Comments

Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director Jon Rudd talks about the changes to Irish swimming since his appointment after the Rio Olympics.

# olympic-games - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'

Dec 23rd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,767 Views 0 Comments

Rhys McClenaghan tells The42 about his medal success in 2018, falling short at the World Championships and why the Irish mentality toward international competition has to change.

# olympic-games - Friday 30 November, 2018

Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold
# Worrying Times
From The42
# Worrying Times

Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold

Nov 30th 2018, 4:46 PM 2,826 Views 4 Comments

John Treacy said the current situation ‘creates great uncertainty for the outstanding athletes within Ireland’s boxing high performance programme’.

# olympic-games - Friday 2 November, 2018

Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts
# Beat The Heat
From The42
# Beat The Heat

Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts

Nov 2nd 2018, 1:33 PM 3,560 Views 1 Comment

Health officials in Japan are calling for the race to start at 5.30am instead of 7am to avoid potential deaths due to soaring temperatures.

# olympic-games - Monday 29 October, 2018

'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training'

Oct 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,781 Views 1 Comment

Aifric Keogh speaks to The42 about the surge of success in Irish rowing.

# olympic-games - Thursday 18 October, 2018

The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent
# Katie Trailer
From The42
# Katie Trailer

The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent

Oct 18th 2018, 5:05 PM 20,725 Views 14 Comments

‘KATIE’ hits Irish cinemas on 26 October.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together
# Elation Once Again
# Elation Once Again

North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together

Sep 19th 2018, 8:38 AM 12,649 Views 36 Comments

It’s an unprecedented plan that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

# olympic-games - Sunday 15 April, 2018

"Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'"
# Dreams
From The42
# Dreams

"Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'"

Apr 15th 2018, 10:25 AM 38,478 Views 4 Comments

Irish pentathlete Sive Brassil on the long, arduous road towards the top of her sport.

# olympic-games - Saturday 3 March, 2018

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’
# Aftermath
From The42
# Aftermath

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’

Mar 3rd 2018, 10:00 AM 25,158 Views 2 Comments

Claire Lambe on representing Ireland at the 2016 Olympics and transitioning to normal life thereafter.

# olympic-games - Monday 26 February, 2018

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation

Feb 26th 2018, 7:17 PM 24,000 Views 36 Comments

The ban is backdated to when he failed the test, which means he will be eligible to box again after 10 July 2020.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze
# Teary-eyed
From The42
# Teary-eyed

American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze

Feb 21st 2018, 7:51 AM 6,698 Views 1 Comment

‘I gave it all and to come away with a medal is a dream come true.’

# olympic-games - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'Extremely worried' Olympic organisers threaten to axe boxing from Tokyo 2020
# Knock Out Blow
From The42
# Knock Out Blow

'Extremely worried' Olympic organisers threaten to axe boxing from Tokyo 2020

Feb 4th 2018, 2:42 PM 11,688 Views 7 Comments

The IOC has launched an investigationinto the sport’s controversial governing body amid over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

# olympic-games - Friday 19 January, 2018

'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink
# Disgraced
From The42
# Disgraced

'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink

Jan 19th 2018, 12:19 PM 6,935 Views 9 Comments

The Japan Anti-doping Agency have banned Yasuhiro Suzuki for eight years.

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse
# Trauma
From The42
# Trauma

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Jan 19th 2018, 8:11 AM 30,946 Views 0 Comments

McKayla Maroney is one of more than 100 victims to have accused Larry Nassar of sexual assault.

# olympic-games - Sunday 14 January, 2018

‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’

Jan 14th 2018, 10:00 AM 53,444 Views 9 Comments

Caradh O’Donovan chats to The42 about her battle with Crohn’s disease and hopes of representing Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# olympic-games - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Pat Hickey court case over Rio ticket touting allegations suspended
# Brazil
# Brazil

Pat Hickey court case over Rio ticket touting allegations suspended

Nov 11th 2017, 1:00 PM 15,386 Views 0 Comments

Both Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon were due to appear at a local court in Rio de Janeiro on the afternoon of 29 November.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'
# Security
From The42
# Security

'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'

Nov 8th 2017, 7:15 AM 3,606 Views 2 Comments

Jurgen Stock was speaking at a security conference in Doha.

# olympic-games - Saturday 16 September, 2017

The Paris Olympics will have beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower
# Grande For Some
# Grande For Some

The Paris Olympics will have beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower

Sep 16th 2017, 4:00 PM 12,648 Views 19 Comments

The International Olympic Committee this week named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

# olympic-games - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"'
# Swim Ireland
From The42
# Swim Ireland

'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"'

Sep 3rd 2017, 11:15 AM 44,643 Views 31 Comments

Pennsylvania-born Olympian Shane Ryan won gold for Ireland at the 2017 University Games two weeks ago.

# olympic-games - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
# Ticket Problems
# Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Aug 17th 2017, 2:20 PM 22,683 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# olympic-games - Monday 14 August, 2017

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026
# OCI
# OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

Aug 14th 2017, 6:51 PM 16,352 Views 0 Comments

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Paris and LA both win right to host Olympic Games, US city expected to wait until 2028
# Long-range Forecast
From The42
# Long-range Forecast

Paris and LA both win right to host Olympic Games, US city expected to wait until 2028

Jul 11th 2017, 6:32 PM 14,836 Views 15 Comments

“It truly is a tale of two great Olympic cities,” said an IOC report that opted against naming one clear winner.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Britain's Natasha Jonas on another collision course with Katie Taylor after turning professional
# Old Enemies
From The42
# Old Enemies

Britain's Natasha Jonas on another collision course with Katie Taylor after turning professional

Jun 20th 2017, 2:07 PM 3,611 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpudlian was beaten by the Olympic gold medallist at London 2012.

# olympic-games - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost
# Upgrade
From The42
# Upgrade

Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost

Jun 1st 2017, 9:24 PM 6,359 Views 3 Comments

The modern pentathlete has retrospectively been awarded a sixth-place finish at the Rio Games.

# olympic-games - Monday 15 May, 2017

American Olympic skater banned for 4 years after doping with fertility drug
# USADA
From The42
# USADA

American Olympic skater banned for 4 years after doping with fertility drug

May 15th 2017, 7:53 PM 4,298 Views 0 Comments

Speed skater Chris Creveling was caught with the substance which boosts testosterone levels in the body.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

LA hits back at Paris accusations of buying Facebook likes to aid Olympic bid
# Thumbs Down
From The42
# Thumbs Down

LA hits back at Paris accusations of buying Facebook likes to aid Olympic bid

Apr 5th 2017, 2:59 PM 2,240 Views 2 Comments

A report picked up by several media documented a sudden boost in fans on the LA 2024 Facebook page.

# olympic-games - Friday 10 February, 2017

Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned
# Drugs
From The42
# Drugs

Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned

Feb 10th 2017, 1:11 PM 11,290 Views 11 Comments

800m winner Maria Savinova has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

# olympic-games - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise

Jan 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 12,519 Views 4 Comments

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Irish Olympian Nolan retires from boxing to 'enjoy a few years of hurling'
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Irish Olympian Nolan retires from boxing to 'enjoy a few years of hurling'

Jan 18th 2017, 1:18 PM 8,556 Views 6 Comments

The 29-year-old plays GAA with Oulart the Ballagh.

# olympic-games - Sunday 8 January, 2017

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

Jan 8th 2017, 5:18 PM 21,263 Views 4 Comments

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

# olympic-games - Monday 2 January, 2017

‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 23,664 Views 3 Comments

Duncan Hamilton speaks to The42 about his new book on the life of Eric Liddell.

# olympic-games - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games
# History
From The42
# History

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games

Dec 31st 2016, 6:00 AM 899 Views 0 Comments

David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.

# olympic-games - Friday 30 December, 2016

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

Dec 30th 2016, 8:05 PM 14,548 Views 15 Comments

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

# olympic-games - Thursday 29 December, 2016

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’
# Doubt
From The42
# Doubt

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’

Dec 29th 2016, 8:24 PM 20,045 Views 4 Comments

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.