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# Olympics

Last month
February 2023
# Olympics
Sports Minister says Olympics ban for athletes from Russia and Belarus should continue
Byrne added that he wished circumstances were different, because athletes from every country should be able to compete.
# Olympics
Olympic chief Bach shares 'grief, human suffering' of Ukrainian athletes
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for a boycott of the 2024 Paris Olympics if Russian athletes are allowed to take part.
This year
# Paris 2024
Olympic Committee rejects Russian demand that its athletes compete without restrictions
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it considered if Russians could compete as neutral athletes rather than under their national flag.
Last year
# New Season
Ireland 7s aim to 'dictate' way to Olympics qualification on the Series
Head coach Aiden McNulty’s squad are motivated to bounce back from World Cup disappointment.
# Olympics
Egypt to enter bid to host 2036 Olympics
If successful with its bid, Egypt would become the first African or Arab nation to host the Olympics.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's 'ultimate goal' is to host Olympics, says sports minister
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal dismissed suggestions of sportswashing by the Gulf nation.
# Challenges
Macron seeks to calm security and budget concerns over Paris 2024 Olympics
France’s reputation as a reliable host of sporting events took a battering following the chaos that marred this year’s Champions League final in Paris.
# Struggles
'I became a self-harmer, I didn’t want to be here frankly' - Kelly Holmes
The double Olympic champion says she suffered a breakdown in 2020.
# Seeking Help
Ex-USA international Hope Solo begins alcohol treatment
The 40-year-old helped her country win 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medals and the 2015 Women’s World Cup title.
# Setback
Olympic champion Kellie Harrington won't compete at World Championships
The Dubliner has been ruled out through injury.
# uneasy alliance
'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis
Rob Koehler, a former Deputy Director-General of WADA, on doping, abuses of power and the legacy of the Beijing Olympics.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?
The 24th Games finished today.
# Pressure
US-born Chinese figure skater in tears after another Olympic flop
Beverly Zhu had been widely abused on social media for another poor performance the previous day.
# issue
'I’ve gotten over it, but I used to have a really bad relationship with food'
Irish Olympian Jack Woolley on the challenge of making weight and how sport ultimately saved him.
All time
# Human Rights
Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.
# Corruption
Rio Olympics president sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes to win 2016 bid
79-year-old Carlos Nuzman was convicted of corruption, organised crime, money laundering and smuggling cash in a federal court.
# no to pro
'You have these vultures trying to earn off you. I'm not a businesswoman so I'm not into that'
Olympic champion Kellie Harrington explains why she’s happy to stay in the amateur ranks.
# Star
'I’m still disappointed, but I am proud of myself for getting there'
Sarah Healy reflects on her first Olympic Games and the support of ‘huge role model’ Sonia O’Sullivan.
# Corruption
Conlan loss among 11 fights suspected of being fixed at 2016 Olympics, report finds
‘A system for the manipulation of bouts by officials existed at Rio,’ reads the report, which was investigated by Richard McLaren and his team.
# problems
Britain could be set to lose Olympics silver medals after CJ Ujah’s B sample tests positive
He was part of a relay team that also included Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake.
# safe and sound
IOC boss Bach says all Afghan Olympic and Paralympic athletes are now 'outside the country'
He also said a ‘significant number of other members of the Olympic community in Afghanistan have received humanitarian visas and could leave the country’.
# Support
'She can capitalise on what she's done' - Egan backs Harrington call to stay amateur
The Olympic champion has decided to focus on retaining her title in Paris in 2024.
# No regrets
Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it
Madeline Groves, who won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics, stunned her teammates when she pulled out of the Australian trials.
# Athletics
British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping
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.
# Kellie's coming home
Cheers on the streets of north Dublin city as Olympic star Kellie Harrington arrives home
The champion boxer returned with other members of the Olympic team today.
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.
Freedom of Dublin sought for Kellie Harrington ahead of her homecoming
'An inspiration': Ireland sends its congratulations as Kellie Harrington claims gold in Tokyo
# kellie harrington
Freedom of Dublin sought for Kellie Harrington ahead of her homecoming
The gold medal-winning boxer is due to arrive home tomorrow.
# Olympics
'An inspiration': Ireland sends its congratulations as Kellie Harrington claims gold in Tokyo
“Hers is an exceptional achievement, and she is an inspiration for us all,” Michael D Higgins said.
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.
President congratulates Aidan Walsh on 'remarkable' Olympic bronze medal win
McCarthy and O'Donovan make history with gold medal in Tokyo
# Your Say
Poll: What have you tuned into more - Love Island or the Olympics?
Who will win gold in the battle of summer television?
# Olympics
'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming
The boxer will come back from the Olympics next week with at least a silver medal.
# Tokyo Olympics
Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.
# kellie harrington
'To have the support of the people back home, to put a smile on the nation's face, it's just great'
The Dublin boxer will fight for a gold medal in Tokyo on Sunday morning.
# Golf
Maguire and Meadow both in tie for 11th after strong second rounds at the Olympics
Nelly Korda shot a stunning 62 to lead the way on -13.
# Catch up
Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers
Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.
# Going For Gold
Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.
# tokyo 2020
Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again
Parchment clocked 13.04 seconds, to trump fading world champion Grant Holloway.
# Semi Finals
Ireland's Tanya Watson misses out on Olympic diving final after finishing 15th
19-year-old Watsonwas the first woman to represent Ireland in an Olympic diving competition
# Olympics
Dina Asher-Smith eyeing relay redemption at Tokyo 2020 as new British record set
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.
# national record
Canada's Andre De Grasse powers to 200m gold in Tokyo
De Grasse won bronze in the 100m before taking 200m gold.
# Olympics
Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.
# Tokyo Olympics
Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.