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# Olympics

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
In The Lab: Cillín Greene is an Olympian, but after two collapsed lungs, he's just enjoying sport for now
Cillín Greene has rallied from a serious health scare to chasing down Olympic qualification.
In The Lab: Cillín Greene is an Olympian, but after two collapsed lungs, he's just enjoying sport for now
Cillín Greene has rallied from a serious health scare to chasing down Olympic qualification.
Last month
September 2023
'I wasn't one of these kids that grew up with a dream of getting to the Olympics'
The 42 talks to Sophie Becker after a successful campaign for Ireland at the World Championships.
This year
Gold and glory in 1932: The year Ireland stepped out of the shadows and began to shine
Historian Kevin C. Kearns says 1932 was Ireland’s year of glory and gold with hits at the Olympics, social change and a gold rush.
Water quality concerns halt Paris Olympics swimming test in the Seine
The competition was transformed into a duathlon of just running and cycling.
Finn Lynch secures Olympic qualifying spot for Ireland
The 27-year-old finished 23rd overall in the men’s dinghy class while claiming the 15th nation spot.
Double All-Ireland winner Wall set for possible Ireland 7s switch ahead of Olympics
A spokesperson from North Melbourne has said that Wall has been given an offer to play sevens rugby.
Runner Caster Semenya was discriminated against, European rights court rules
The double Olympic champion has refused to take testosterone-lowering medication.
Kelly Harrington qualifies for Paris Olympics
Harrington will defend her Olympic lightweight title next year after securing a medal at the European Games in Poland.
IOC guarantees boxing's place at Olympics despite ejecting IBA
The IBA was suspended by the IOC in 2019 for multiple corruption scandals.
'There was a waiting list to join my Taekwondo club' - Olympian continues to make impact
Jack Woolley will be competing at the European Athletics Team Championships in Poland this week.
Olympic medallist Tori Bowie died due to childbirth complications - reports
The 32-year-old former 100m world champion was found dead at her home last month.
Olympic medallist Tori Bowie died due to childbirth complications - reports
The 32-year-old was found dead at her home last month.
Olympics Ireland backs IOC recommendation to drop IBA as boxing's governing body
The recommendation places doubt over the sport’s inclusion in future Games after Paris 2024.
World Boxing: What is it, will Ireland be involved, and will it affect the Olympics?
New international federation ‘aims to ensure that boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic movement’.
Kremlin vows to 'defend the interests' of its athletes following IOC recommendation
On Tuesday, Olympic chiefs recommended the return to competition of Russian and Belarusian athletes as individual neutrals.
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.
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.
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
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.
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's 'ultimate goal' is to host Olympics, says sports minister
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal dismissed suggestions of sportswashing by the Gulf nation.
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.
'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.
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.
Olympic champion Kellie Harrington won't compete at World Championships
The Dubliner has been ruled out through injury.
'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: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?
The 24th Games finished today.
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.
'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
Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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’.
'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.
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.
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.