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#Olympics

# 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 11,026 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 13,154 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 7,028 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 8,017 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 9,853 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 46,093 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 7,272 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 11,791 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 15,036 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 5,062 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 26,216 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
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

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

Jul 28th 2021, 12:15 PM 9,594 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 8,328 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 4,686 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 12,334 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
From The42
# Concern

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 8:18 AM 3,341 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
From The42
# Badminton

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

Jul 26th 2021, 1:07 PM 39,446 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 29,663 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 5,593 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
From The42
# Canoe Slalom

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

Jul 26th 2021, 8:32 AM 5,726 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 14,932 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 42,522 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 7,010 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
From The42
# 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 16,007 Views 3 Comments

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

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics
# Bullseye
From The42
# Bullseye

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

Jul 24th 2021, 4:11 AM 2,464 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 10,749 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 39,881 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 6,537 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
From The42
# Brizzie

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm

Jul 21st 2021, 10:56 AM 15,326 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 7,074 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 4,530 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 4,185 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 15,084 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 21,857 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
From The42
# Covid-19

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

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,297 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 28,738 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
From The42
# Future Plans

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics

Jul 5th 2021, 4:48 PM 3,783 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 21,275 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
From The42
# Athletics

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

Jul 2nd 2021, 10:32 AM 8,752 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
From The42
# On The Plane

Simone Biles qualifies for Olympics after easy victory in St Louis

Jun 28th 2021, 10:35 AM 2,986 Views 1 Comment

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