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#Olympics

# olympics - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final
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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 4,652 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 12,289 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 3,317 Views 3 Comments

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

# olympics - Monday 26 July, 2021

'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut
# Badminton
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# Badminton

'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut

Jul 26th 2021, 1:07 PM 39,349 Views 11 Comments

The 21-year-old made a winning start to his first Games and dedicated the victory to his family.

Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?

Jul 26th 2021, 9:25 AM 29,607 Views 58 Comments

This year’s Games kicked off on Friday.

Momiji Nishiya wins first Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold aged just 13
# SKATER GIRL
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# SKATER GIRL

Momiji Nishiya wins first Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold aged just 13

Jul 26th 2021, 8:38 AM 5,578 Views 3 Comments

Japan’s Nishiya finished ahead of Brazil’s Rayssa Leal – also aged 13.

'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors
# Canoe Slalom
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# Canoe Slalom

'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors

Jul 26th 2021, 8:32 AM 5,709 Views 1 Comment

“Maybe I had the final in my mind and you can’t be doing that,” he said.

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
# Second Best
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# Second Best

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut

Jul 26th 2021, 3:37 AM 14,866 Views 10 Comments

Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.

# olympics - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
# Balineen Bullet
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# Balineen Bullet

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,278 Views 12 Comments

Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.

# olympics - Saturday 24 July, 2021

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
# Back On Track
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# Back On Track

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020

Jul 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 6,985 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat
# Heartbreak
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# Heartbreak

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat

Jul 24th 2021, 9:50 AM 15,946 Views 3 Comments

The Dubliner’s gold medal hopes ended cruelly early this morning.

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics
# Bullseye
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# Bullseye

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

Jul 24th 2021, 4:11 AM 2,450 Views 1 Comment

A last shot mistake opened the door for Yang to claim the opening medal of the Games.

# olympics - Friday 23 July, 2021

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium

Jul 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 10,727 Views 7 Comments

Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.

# olympics - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
# Kentaro Kobayashi
# Kentaro Kobayashi

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 AM 39,818 Views 48 Comments

Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.

# olympics - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’
# Family Affair
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# Family Affair

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’

Jul 21st 2021, 4:02 PM 6,468 Views 9 Comments

The duo will line up in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday.

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm
# Brizzie
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# Brizzie

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm

Jul 21st 2021, 10:56 AM 15,291 Views 15 Comments

The decision means the IOC has now secured hosts for the next three Summer Olympics.

# olympics - Monday 19 July, 2021

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
# Out Of Sorts
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# Out Of Sorts

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics

Jul 19th 2021, 8:44 AM 7,052 Views 10 Comments

The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.

# olympics - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19
# Ruled Out
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# Ruled Out

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19

Jul 18th 2021, 10:08 PM 4,505 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old was due to represent the USA in the Tokyo games.

Two South African athletes become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village
# Olympics
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# Olympics

Two South African athletes become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village

Updated Jul 18th 2021, 12:44 PM 4,171 Views 3 Comments

Football players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, are among 10 new Games-related cases.

# olympics - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
# Athletics
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# Athletics

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health

Jul 10th 2021, 8:41 PM 15,032 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.

# olympics - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
# Olympics
# Olympics

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,839 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

# olympics - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,275 Views 1 Comment

Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.

Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'
# All That Glitters
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# All That Glitters

Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'

Jul 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 28,321 Views 1 Comment

‘There was a pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, ‘A man can never fall in the same river twice.”

# olympics - Monday 5 July, 2021

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
# Future Plans
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# Future Plans

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics

Jul 5th 2021, 4:48 PM 3,718 Views 2 Comments

The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.

# olympics - Sunday 4 July, 2021

'The fanbase was a few 100. Look on Twitter now and it's gone absolutely mad'
# Ireland 7s
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# Ireland 7s

'The fanbase was a few 100. Look on Twitter now and it's gone absolutely mad'

Jul 4th 2021, 12:00 PM 21,203 Views 2 Comments

Ian Fitzpatrick is one of the ‘originals’ in the Ireland 7s squad who are heading for the Olympics.

# olympics - Friday 2 July, 2021

US sprint sensation could miss Olympics after testing positive for marijuana - report
# Athletics
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# Athletics

US sprint sensation could miss Olympics after testing positive for marijuana - report

Jul 2nd 2021, 10:32 AM 8,727 Views 12 Comments

Sha’Carri Richardson became sixth-fastest woman ever recently when she completed the 100m in 10.72 seconds.

# olympics - Monday 28 June, 2021

Simone Biles qualifies for Olympics after easy victory in St Louis
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Simone Biles qualifies for Olympics after easy victory in St Louis

Jun 28th 2021, 10:35 AM 2,962 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Biles will be the oldest American women’s gymnast at the Games since 2004.

# olympics - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics
# Decision
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# Decision

Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics

Jun 27th 2021, 2:23 PM 4,577 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old has four Olympic gold medals and made her debut at the Sydney Games in 2000.

# olympics - Friday 25 June, 2021

Mo Farah will not defend 10,000m title after failing to qualify for Olympics
# Athletics
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# Athletics

Mo Farah will not defend 10,000m title after failing to qualify for Olympics

Jun 25th 2021, 10:57 PM 8,005 Views 8 Comments

The two-time Olympic champion missed the qualifying time in an invitational 10,000m at the British Athletics Championships.

37 years on from Games debut, Aussie veteran set for 8th Olympics
# Like A Fine Wine
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# Like A Fine Wine

37 years on from Games debut, Aussie veteran set for 8th Olympics

Jun 25th 2021, 12:28 PM 4,482 Views 1 Comment

Equestrian Anthony Hoy was named on the Australian team on Friday.

# olympics - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Injury prompts Ireland's Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe to 'pass my place onto another athlete' at Olympics
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

Injury prompts Ireland's Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe to 'pass my place onto another athlete' at Olympics

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:59 PM 4,672 Views 3 Comments

The pentathlete has a hip issue and says that ‘to travel and not represent myself or my country to the fullest would be dishonourable’.

# olympics - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
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# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:01 PM 34,167 Views 78 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'
# Speed
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# Speed

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:39 AM 34,406 Views 14 Comments

Jordan Conroy made a big contribution towards Ireland 7s qualifying for the Olympics.

# olympics - Monday 21 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 8,556 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
# Olympics
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# Olympics

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

Jun 21st 2021, 10:15 AM 42,410 Views 86 Comments

Kiwi officials made a groundbreaking call on ‘a highly sensitive and complex issue.’

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
# Tokyo
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# Tokyo

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal

Jun 21st 2021, 9:50 AM 6,866 Views 3 Comments

Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.

# olympics - Saturday 19 June, 2021

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over

Jun 19th 2021, 6:04 PM 12,230 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Lochte’s bid to make a fifth Games ended in an emotional 200m medley defeat.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
# Slow Vaccine Rollout
# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Jun 19th 2021, 11:26 AM 13,157 Views 5 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

# olympics - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
# Opting Out
From The42
# Opting Out

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics

Jun 17th 2021, 8:49 PM 4,567 Views 4 Comments

The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.

# olympics - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'
# Tokyo Drift
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# Tokyo Drift

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:37 PM 3,022 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man on all things Tokyo as uncertainty reigns over the rescheduled Games.