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# Olympics

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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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm
The decision means the IOC has now secured hosts for the next three Summer Olympics.
'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.
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.
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.
Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.
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.
Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
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'
‘There was a pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, ‘A man can never fall in the same river twice.”
Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.
'The fanbase was a few 100. Look on Twitter now and it's gone absolutely mad'
Ian Fitzpatrick is one of the ‘originals’ in the Ireland 7s squad who are heading for the Olympics.
US sprint sensation could miss Olympics after testing positive for marijuana - report
Sha’Carri Richardson became sixth-fastest woman ever recently when she completed the 100m in 10.72 seconds.
Simone Biles qualifies for Olympics after easy victory in St Louis
The 24-year-old Biles will be the oldest American women’s gymnast at the Games since 2004.
Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics
The 39-year-old has four Olympic gold medals and made her debut at the Sydney Games in 2000.
Mo Farah will not defend 10,000m title after failing to qualify for Olympics
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
Equestrian Anthony Hoy was named on the Australian team on Friday.
Injury prompts Ireland's Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe to 'pass my place onto another athlete' at Olympics
The pentathlete has a hip issue and says that ‘to travel and not represent myself or my country to the fullest would be dishonourable’.
McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.
'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'
Jordan Conroy made a big contribution towards Ireland 7s qualifying for the Olympics.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
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
Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.
The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
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
The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres
Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.
Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'
The Waterford man on all things Tokyo as uncertainty reigns over the rescheduled Games.
Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians
Chris O’Donnell was a part of the mixed 4x400m relay team that sealed Ireland’s qualification earlier this month.
Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer
There’s less than 10 weeks to go to the virus-postponed Tokyo Games.
'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'
Derval O’Rourke on why it is important to show respect to all Irish athletes who compete at the Olympics.
'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.
Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official
The Tokyo Games are due to start on 23 July, though polls show that most Japanese people support cancellation or another delay.
New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
Laurel Hubbard is on the verge of reaching the Tokyo Olympics under coronavirus-enforced new qualifying rules.