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# olympics - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

IOC boss Bach says all Afghan Olympic and Paralympic athletes are now 'outside the country'
# Safe And Sound
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# Safe And Sound

IOC boss Bach says all Afghan Olympic and Paralympic athletes are now 'outside the country'

Sep 8th 2021, 8:11 PM 2,884 Views 0 Comments

He also said a ‘significant number of other members of the Olympic community in Afghanistan have received humanitarian visas and could leave the country’.

# olympics - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'She can capitalise on what she's done' - Egan backs Harrington call to stay amateur
# Support
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# Support

'She can capitalise on what she's done' - Egan backs Harrington call to stay amateur

Sep 7th 2021, 5:56 PM 5,304 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic champion has decided to focus on retaining her title in Paris in 2024.

# olympics - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it
# No Regrets
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# No Regrets

Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it

Aug 14th 2021, 4:14 PM 9,773 Views 0 Comments

Madeline Groves, who won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics, stunned her teammates when she pulled out of the Australian trials.

# olympics - Thursday 12 August, 2021

British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping
# Athletics
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# Athletics

British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping

Aug 12th 2021, 7:24 PM 12,357 Views 0 Comments

If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan.

# olympics - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Cheers on the streets of north Dublin city as Olympic star Kellie Harrington arrives home
# Kellie's Coming Home
# Kellie's Coming Home

Cheers on the streets of north Dublin city as Olympic star Kellie Harrington arrives home

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 5:30 PM 94,953 Views 63 Comments
  • Olympic champion received hero's welcome in Dublin this evening.
  • Dublin City Council approves lighting up Five Lamps landmark to acknowledge Harrington’s achievement.
  • "I'm delighted to be bringing the gold back to the north inner city," Harrington said today.

# olympics - Monday 9 August, 2021

Freedom of Dublin sought for Kellie Harrington ahead of her homecoming
# Kellie Harrington
# Kellie Harrington

Freedom of Dublin sought for Kellie Harrington ahead of her homecoming

Updated Aug 9th 2021, 3:54 PM 15,151 Views 21 Comments

The gold medal-winning boxer is due to arrive home tomorrow.

# olympics - Sunday 8 August, 2021

'An inspiration': Ireland sends its congratulations as Kellie Harrington claims gold in Tokyo
# Olympics
# Olympics

'An inspiration': Ireland sends its congratulations as Kellie Harrington claims gold in Tokyo

Updated Aug 8th 2021, 12:48 PM 110,558 Views 81 Comments
  • Ireland's Kellie Harrington won gold at the women's Olympic lightweight boxing final.
  • "Hers is an exceptional achievement, and she is an inspiration for us all," Michael D Higgins said.
  • Today is the final day of the Tokyo 2020 games.

# olympics - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Poll: What have you tuned into more - Love Island or the Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What have you tuned into more - Love Island or the Olympics?

Aug 7th 2021, 10:54 AM 38,200 Views 37 Comments

Who will win gold in the battle of summer television?

# olympics - Thursday 5 August, 2021

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming
# Olympics
# Olympics

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming

Aug 5th 2021, 4:43 PM 24,447 Views 18 Comments

The boxer will come back from the Olympics next week with at least a silver medal.

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

Aug 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 28,081 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

'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 6,417 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.

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.

# olympics - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Canada's Andre De Grasse powers to 200m gold in Tokyo
# National Record
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# National Record

Canada's Andre De Grasse powers to 200m gold in Tokyo

Aug 4th 2021, 2:46 PM 6,131 Views 1 Comment

De Grasse won bronze in the 100m before taking 200m gold.

# olympics - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
# Olympics
# Olympics

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:39 PM 39,960 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.

# olympics - Monday 2 August, 2021

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter

Updated Aug 2nd 2021, 1:35 PM 118,982 Views 53 Comments

Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.

# olympics - Sunday 1 August, 2021

'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak
# Class
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# Class

'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak

Aug 1st 2021, 5:25 PM 6,387 Views 6 Comments

‘It feels like the beginning of something very special,’ says the 22-year-old, with his ‘head held higher than ever’.

Barshim and Tamberi on a high in rare Olympic athletics share of gold
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Barshim and Tamberi on a high in rare Olympic athletics share of gold

Aug 1st 2021, 2:29 PM 37,718 Views 12 Comments

It is the first time since 1912 that an Olympic track and field event gold has been shared.

The brains behind Irish rowing glory, the vet leading Tyrone and the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
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# Good Reads

The brains behind Irish rowing glory, the vet leading Tyrone and the week's best sportswriting

Aug 1st 2021, 11:40 AM 5,129 Views 0 Comments

Stick the kettle on, take a seat and get stuck into this lot.

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history

Aug 1st 2021, 11:25 AM 10,351 Views 2 Comments

The American machine earned the title of world’s fastest swimmer.

# olympics - Saturday 31 July, 2021

'I was told I would need surgery. It would be three or four months until I walk again'
# Misfortune
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# Misfortune

'I was told I would need surgery. It would be three or four months until I walk again'

Jul 31st 2021, 5:32 PM 10,984 Views 0 Comments

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith opened up about her heartbreaking injury after her exit from the Olympics 100m.

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics
# Best Buddies
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# Best Buddies

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics

Jul 31st 2021, 10:41 AM 13,094 Views 5 Comments

The Irish pair are targeting medals after excellent third rounds.

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot
# Hard Luck
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# Hard Luck

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot

Jul 31st 2021, 9:57 AM 6,979 Views 6 Comments

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are in 13th place overall in the men’s 49er class.

# olympics - Friday 30 July, 2021

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals
# Relief
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# Relief

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals

Jul 30th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,966 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast boxer suffered a ‘slight strain’ to his ankle after his quarter-final victory.

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 1:16 PM 9,768 Views 12 Comments

Danielle Hill was also in action in the 50m freestyle heats at the Tokyo Games.

'I will always be proud of what I achieved': Michelle Smith congratulates rowers on success
# Gold
# Gold

'I will always be proud of what I achieved': Michelle Smith congratulates rowers on success

Jul 30th 2021, 8:19 AM 45,953 Views 0 Comments

Michelle Smith won three gold medals in the 1996 games.

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics

Jul 30th 2021, 7:51 AM 7,257 Views 4 Comments

The four-time defending Olympic champion pulled out of the team final and the individual all-around final.

Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 7:33 AM 11,763 Views 5 Comments

“We need to send a strong message,” said Japan’s Health Minister Norihisa Tamura.

# olympics - Thursday 29 July, 2021

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness
# Unfortunate
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# Unfortunate

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness

Jul 29th 2021, 6:24 PM 14,997 Views 3 Comments

The 39-year-old says she had not been feeling well over the past few days.

# olympics - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Richarlison fires Brazil into Olympics quarter-finals and Germany exit tournament
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Richarlison fires Brazil into Olympics quarter-finals and Germany exit tournament

Jul 28th 2021, 4:09 PM 5,028 Views 1 Comment

Hosts Japan progressed with a thrashing of France.

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

Jul 28th 2021, 2:33 PM 26,177 Views 25 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s

Jul 28th 2021, 12:15 PM 9,525 Views 11 Comments

The union has launched a ’7s Legacy Strategy’ as it targets further Olympic qualification.

# olympics - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Daniel Wiffen breaks Irish record to win 800m heat in Tokyo
# Big Impression
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# Big Impression

Daniel Wiffen breaks Irish record to win 800m heat in Tokyo

Jul 27th 2021, 1:49 PM 8,302 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old fails to progress to the final however.

'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final
# Family Pride
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# Family Pride

'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final

Jul 27th 2021, 11:38 AM 4,651 Views 0 Comments

The Sligo native finished in eighth place in the final of the 100m Breaststroke.

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video
# Off The Chain
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# Off The Chain

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video

Jul 27th 2021, 9:00 AM 12,284 Views 11 Comments

Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle at the Olympics.

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
# Concern
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# Concern

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 8:18 AM 3,315 Views 3 Comments

Irish 49er sailing duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are experiencing a delay as a result.

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