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#Olympics

# 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 4,625 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
From The42
# Athletics

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

Jun 25th 2021, 10:57 PM 8,019 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
From The42
# Like A Fine Wine

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

Jun 25th 2021, 12:28 PM 4,513 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
From The42
# Disappointment

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

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:59 PM 4,690 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
From The42
# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:01 PM 34,240 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
From The42
# Speed

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

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:39 AM 34,475 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 8,584 Views 0 Comments

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

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

Jun 21st 2021, 10:15 AM 42,482 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
From The42
# Tokyo

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

Jun 21st 2021, 9:50 AM 6,883 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
From The42
# End Of The Road

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

Jun 19th 2021, 6:04 PM 12,285 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 13,179 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 4,611 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
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

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

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:37 PM 3,174 Views 1 Comment

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

# olympics - Friday 28 May, 2021

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
# 2021 Games
From The42
# 2021 Games

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,276 Views 1 Comment

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

# olympics - Sunday 23 May, 2021

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians

May 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 29,499 Views 2 Comments

Chris O’Donnell was a part of the mixed 4x400m relay team that sealed Ireland’s qualification earlier this month.

# olympics - Monday 17 May, 2021

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer
# Tokyo Rift
From The42
# Tokyo Rift

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer

May 17th 2021, 8:26 AM 6,975 Views 8 Comments

There’s less than 10 weeks to go to the virus-postponed Tokyo Games.

# olympics - Sunday 16 May, 2021

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'
# Old-fashioned Trolling
From The42
# Old-fashioned Trolling

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'

May 16th 2021, 9:00 AM 13,668 Views 0 Comments

Derval O’Rourke on why it is important to show respect to all Irish athletes who compete at the Olympics.

# olympics - Thursday 13 May, 2021

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
# Unacceptable
From The42
# Unacceptable

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'

Updated May 13th 2021, 12:21 PM 36,252 Views 38 Comments

Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.

# olympics - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official
# Full Steam Ahead
From The42
# Full Steam Ahead

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official

May 8th 2021, 10:10 AM 6,864 Views 5 Comments

The Tokyo Games are due to start on 23 July, though polls show that most Japanese people support cancellation or another delay.

# olympics - Thursday 6 May, 2021

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
# Historic
From The42
# Historic

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

May 6th 2021, 8:02 AM 10,774 Views 21 Comments

Laurel Hubbard is on the verge of reaching the Tokyo Olympics under coronavirus-enforced new qualifying rules.

# olympics - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams
# Tokyo Games
From The42
# Tokyo Games

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams

Apr 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 2,090 Views 0 Comments

Cities and towns in Japan are reconsidering whether to accommodate teams over Covid-19 measures.

# olympics - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
# Aoife Cooke
From The42
# Aoife Cooke

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo

Apr 25th 2021, 2:22 PM 4,862 Views 3 Comments

Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.

# olympics - Friday 16 April, 2021

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
# Ruled Out
From The42
# Ruled Out

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics

Apr 16th 2021, 12:28 PM 4,159 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.

# olympics - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region

Apr 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,569 Views 5 Comments

Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.

# olympics - Thursday 25 March, 2021

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,809 Views 3 Comments

Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.

# olympics - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'
# AIM
From The42
# AIM

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'

Mar 23rd 2021, 2:53 PM 5,080 Views 1 Comment

After a fantastic season, Nadia Power feels there is plenty more work to be done.

# olympics - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
# Shut Out
From The42
# Shut Out

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media

Mar 4th 2021, 8:45 AM 1,232 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.

# olympics - Friday 26 February, 2021

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

Feb 26th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,282 Views 3 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

# olympics - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics
# Going Back Down Under
From The42
# Going Back Down Under

Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics

Feb 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 2,112 Views 0 Comments

The IOC have given the Australian city the status of preferred bidder, with no other cities currently in the process.

# olympics - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,322 Views 2 Comments

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.

# olympics - Friday 12 February, 2021

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture

Feb 12th 2021, 7:23 AM 14,637 Views 18 Comments

One of just two women in Japan’s cabinet has been mooted as a possible successor.

# olympics - Friday 5 February, 2021

'Speechless': Anger grows over Tokyo 2020 chief's sexist comments
# Gold Medal For Sexism
From The42
# Gold Medal For Sexism

'Speechless': Anger grows over Tokyo 2020 chief's sexist comments

Feb 5th 2021, 9:34 AM 3,651 Views 2 Comments

Olympic medallists, Japanese sports officials and local volunteers have lambasted the former prime minister’s comments about women.

# olympics - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?
# Tokyo 2021
# Tokyo 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?

Feb 4th 2021, 8:53 AM 28,067 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns the Olympic Games may not go ahead this year in Tokyo given the situation in many countries due to Covid-19.

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments
# Yoshiro Mori
# Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments

Feb 4th 2021, 7:20 AM 31,058 Views 24 Comments

Yoshiro Mori prompted outrage in Japan for saying that women speak too much in meetings.

# olympics - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined
# PlayBook
From The42
# PlayBook

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:50 AM 2,952 Views 0 Comments

All visitors to Tokyo will be required to present proof of a recent negative test upon arrival, but vaccination will not be a condition of entry.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
# Optimistic
From The42
# Optimistic

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah

Jan 26th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,443 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.

# olympics - Friday 22 January, 2021

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,227 Views 10 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

# olympics - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?

Jan 19th 2021, 9:46 PM 1,968 Views 1 Comment

A London 2012 chief reckons it’s ‘unlikely,’ while the World Athletics president believes a very different Games will take place.

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
# Thinking It Over
From The42
# Thinking It Over

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'

Jan 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,896 Views 2 Comments

Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.

# olympics - Thursday 14 January, 2021

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters

Jan 14th 2021, 8:25 AM 68,870 Views 21 Comments

Klete Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the Capitol after violent protesters broke through.