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#Olympics

# olympics - Monday 20 June, 2022

'I became a self-harmer, I didn’t want to be here frankly' - Kelly Holmes
# Struggles
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# Struggles

'I became a self-harmer, I didn’t want to be here frankly' - Kelly Holmes

Jun 20th 2022, 9:58 PM 8,517 Views 2 Comments

The double Olympic champion says she suffered a breakdown in 2020.

# olympics - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Ex-USA international Hope Solo begins alcohol treatment
# Seeking Help
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# Seeking Help

Ex-USA international Hope Solo begins alcohol treatment

Apr 30th 2022, 10:39 AM 10,610 Views 2 Comments

The 40-year-old helped her country win 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medals and the 2015 Women’s World Cup title.

# olympics - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Olympic champion Kellie Harrington won't compete at World Championships
# Setback
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# Setback

Olympic champion Kellie Harrington won't compete at World Championships

Apr 28th 2022, 4:36 PM 4,699 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner has been ruled out through injury.

# olympics - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis
# Uneasy Alliance
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# Uneasy Alliance

'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Feb 27th 2022, 10:00 AM 19,033 Views 4 Comments

Rob Koehler, a former Deputy Director-General of WADA, on doping, abuses of power and the legacy of the Beijing Olympics.

# olympics - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?

Feb 20th 2022, 10:00 PM 22,561 Views 12 Comments

The 24th Games finished today.

# olympics - Monday 7 February, 2022

US-born Chinese figure skater in tears after another Olympic flop
# Pressure
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# Pressure

US-born Chinese figure skater in tears after another Olympic flop

Feb 7th 2022, 2:55 PM 7,995 Views 0 Comments

Beverly Zhu had been widely abused on social media for another poor performance the previous day.

# olympics - Sunday 2 January, 2022

'I’ve gotten over it, but I used to have a really bad relationship with food'
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

'I’ve gotten over it, but I used to have a really bad relationship with food'

Jan 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 47,590 Views 5 Comments

Irish Olympian Jack Woolley on the challenge of making weight and how sport ultimately saved him.

# olympics - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Dec 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 16,281 Views 69 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.

# olympics - Friday 26 November, 2021

Rio Olympics president sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes to win 2016 bid
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Rio Olympics president sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes to win 2016 bid

Nov 26th 2021, 5:38 PM 9,362 Views 5 Comments

79-year-old Carlos Nuzman was convicted of corruption, organised crime, money laundering and smuggling cash in a federal court.

# olympics - Monday 15 November, 2021

'You have these vultures trying to earn off you. I'm not a businesswoman so I'm not into that'
# No To Pro
From The42
# No To Pro

'You have these vultures trying to earn off you. I'm not a businesswoman so I'm not into that'

Nov 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 33,083 Views 6 Comments

Olympic champion Kellie Harrington explains why she’s happy to stay in the amateur ranks.

# olympics - Thursday 7 October, 2021

'I’m still disappointed, but I am proud of myself for getting there'
# Star
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# Star

'I’m still disappointed, but I am proud of myself for getting there'

Oct 7th 2021, 6:46 PM 5,722 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Healy reflects on her first Olympic Games and the support of ‘huge role model’ Sonia O’Sullivan.

# olympics - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Conlan loss among 11 fights suspected of being fixed at 2016 Olympics, report finds
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Conlan loss among 11 fights suspected of being fixed at 2016 Olympics, report finds

Sep 30th 2021, 5:39 PM 38,493 Views 19 Comments

‘A system for the manipulation of bouts by officials existed at Rio,’ reads the report, which was investigated by Richard McLaren and his team.

# olympics - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Britain could be set to lose Olympics silver medals after CJ Ujah’s B sample tests positive
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Britain could be set to lose Olympics silver medals after CJ Ujah’s B sample tests positive

Sep 14th 2021, 6:03 PM 6,217 Views 3 Comments

He was part of a relay team that also included Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake.

# olympics - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

IOC boss Bach says all Afghan Olympic and Paralympic athletes are now 'outside the country'
# Safe And Sound
From The42
# Safe And Sound

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

Sep 8th 2021, 8:11 PM 2,894 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
From The42
# Support

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

Sep 7th 2021, 5:56 PM 5,348 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
From The42
# No Regrets

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

Aug 14th 2021, 4:14 PM 9,805 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 12,371 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 95,147 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 15,194 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 110,826 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 38,226 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 24,511 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 28,118 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 6,447 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
From The42
# Golf

Maguire and Meadow both in tie for 11th after strong second rounds at the Olympics

Aug 5th 2021, 7:22 AM 6,127 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
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers

Aug 5th 2021, 7:07 AM 44,353 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
From The42
# Going For Gold

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

Aug 5th 2021, 6:16 AM 53,740 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
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again

Aug 5th 2021, 4:43 AM 4,931 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
From The42
# Semi Finals

Ireland's Tanya Watson misses out on Olympic diving final after finishing 15th

Aug 5th 2021, 4:02 AM 2,707 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
From The42
# Olympics

Dina Asher-Smith eyeing relay redemption at Tokyo 2020 as new British record set

Aug 5th 2021, 3:46 AM 2,973 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
From The42
# National Record

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

Aug 4th 2021, 2:46 PM 6,146 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 40,051 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 119,179 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
From The42
# Class

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

Aug 1st 2021, 5:25 PM 6,424 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
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

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

Aug 1st 2021, 2:29 PM 37,751 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
From The42
# Good Reads

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

Aug 1st 2021, 11:40 AM 5,193 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
From The42
# Swimming

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history

Aug 1st 2021, 11:25 AM 10,374 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
From The42
# 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 11,016 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
From The42
# Best Buddies

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

Jul 31st 2021, 10:41 AM 13,139 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
From The42
# Hard Luck

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

Jul 31st 2021, 9:57 AM 7,013 Views 6 Comments

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

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