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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Olympics

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# 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.
# Class
'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak
‘It feels like the beginning of something very special,’ says the 22-year-old, with his ‘head held higher than ever’.
# tokyo 2020
Barshim and Tamberi on a high in rare Olympic athletics share of gold
It is the first time since 1912 that an Olympic track and field event gold has been shared.
# good reads
The brains behind Irish rowing glory, the vet leading Tyrone and the week's best sportswriting
Stick the kettle on, take a seat and get stuck into this lot.
# Swimming
Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history
The American machine earned the title of world’s fastest swimmer.
# misfortune
'I was told I would need surgery. It would be three or four months until I walk again'
Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith opened up about her heartbreaking injury after her exit from the Olympics 100m.
# best buddies
'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics
The Irish pair are targeting medals after excellent third rounds.
# Hard Luck
Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are in 13th place overall in the men’s 49er class.
# Relief
'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals
The Belfast boxer suffered a ‘slight strain’ to his ankle after his quarter-final victory.
# Swimming
Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics
Danielle Hill was also in action in the 50m freestyle heats at the Tokyo Games.
# Gold
'I will always be proud of what I achieved': Michelle Smith congratulates rowers on success
Michelle Smith won three gold medals in the 1996 games.
# tokyo 2020
‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics
The four-time defending Olympic champion pulled out of the team final and the individual all-around final.
# State of Emergency
Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics
“We need to send a strong message,” said Japan’s Health Minister Norihisa Tamura.
# unfortunate
'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness
The 39-year-old says she had not been feeling well over the past few days.
# tokyo 2020
Richarlison fires Brazil into Olympics quarter-finals and Germany exit tournament
Hosts Japan progressed with a thrashing of France.
# tokyo 2020
Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.
# tokyo 2020
Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s
The union has launched a ’7s Legacy Strategy’ as it targets further Olympic qualification.
# Big impression
Daniel Wiffen breaks Irish record to win 800m heat in Tokyo
The 20-year-old fails to progress to the final however.
# Family Pride
'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final
The Sligo native finished in eighth place in the final of the 100m Breaststroke.
# Off The Chain
Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video
Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle at the Olympics.
# Concern
Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
Irish 49er sailing duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are experiencing a delay as a result.
# badminton
'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut
The 21-year-old made a winning start to his first Games and dedicated the victory to his family.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?
This year’s Games kicked off on Friday.
Momiji Nishiya wins first Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold aged just 13
Japan’s Nishiya finished ahead of Brazil’s Rayssa Leal – also aged 13.
# Canoe Slalom
'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors
“Maybe I had the final in my mind and you can’t be doing that,” he said.
# Second best
Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.
# balineen bullet
'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.
# back on track
USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.
# Heartbreak
'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat
The Dubliner’s gold medal hopes ended cruelly early this morning.
# Bullseye
Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics
A last shot mistake opened the door for Yang to claim the opening medal of the Games.
# tokyo 2020
'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.
# Kentaro Kobayashi
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.
# Family affair
Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’
The duo will line up in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday.
# brizzie
Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm
The decision means the IOC has now secured hosts for the next three Summer Olympics.
# out of sorts
'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.
# ruled out
Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19
The 17-year-old was due to represent the USA in the Tokyo games.
# Olympics
Two South African athletes become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village
Football players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, are among 10 new Games-related cases.
# Athletics
Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.
# Olympics
Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.