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#Olympics

# olympics - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'
# Golden Years
From The42
# Golden Years

'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'

Jan 18th 2020, 8:43 AM 23,578 Views 21 Comments

Ronnie Delany’s gold at the Melbourne Olympics changed the way the world looked at Ireland.

# olympics - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 9:42 AM 32,692 Views 10 Comments

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

# olympics - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking
# One Step At A Time
From The42
# One Step At A Time

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking

Dec 29th 2019, 10:00 AM 13,657 Views 3 Comments

Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''
# The Accidental Dream
From The42
# The Accidental Dream

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''

Dec 29th 2019, 5:00 AM 6,154 Views 3 Comments

Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo
# Jack's The Lad
From The42
# Jack's The Lad

Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo

Dec 21st 2019, 10:17 AM 14,615 Views 12 Comments

Dubliner makes history as the first Irish taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Overnight alarms to be set as Ireland learn 2020 Olympic hockey schedule
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Overnight alarms to be set as Ireland learn 2020 Olympic hockey schedule

Dec 17th 2019, 11:59 AM 5,492 Views 1 Comment

The Green Army open their bid in Tokyo against South Africa.

# olympics - Friday 13 December, 2019

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80

Dec 13th 2019, 10:12 PM 5,891 Views 3 Comments

Peter Snell was the first male athlete to win the 800m-1500m double at an Olympics since 1920.

# olympics - Monday 9 December, 2019

Russia banned for four years from global sporting events including the Olympics
# Doping
From The42
# Doping

Russia banned for four years from global sporting events including the Olympics

Dec 9th 2019, 10:40 AM 26,247 Views 60 Comments

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced the suspension this morning.

# olympics - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'
# Next Generation
From The42
# Next Generation

'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'

Dec 4th 2019, 8:00 AM 72,429 Views 7 Comments

Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend
# Family Matters
From The42
# Family Matters

Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:31 PM 21,722 Views 5 Comments

‘I think my mother is still genuinely waiting for her to get a real job.’

# olympics - Monday 25 November, 2019

'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics'
# Home Girl
From The42
# Home Girl

'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics'

Nov 25th 2019, 8:30 AM 21,889 Views 10 Comments

The42 takes a visit to Cobh, the hometown of Irish sporting legend, Sonia O’Sullivan.

# olympics - Monday 18 November, 2019

Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics
# Accommodation
From The42
# Accommodation

Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics

Nov 18th 2019, 4:05 PM 8,380 Views 2 Comments

IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.

# olympics - Monday 4 November, 2019

'We weren’t going to give up this again' - Ireland hero rejoices after scoring in sudden death drama
# Ticket To Tokyo
From The42
# Ticket To Tokyo

'We weren’t going to give up this again' - Ireland hero rejoices after scoring in sudden death drama

Nov 4th 2019, 9:00 AM 20,392 Views 12 Comments

Chloe Watkins showed nerves of steel to help her side secure Olympic qualification.

# olympics - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure
# Speechless
From The42
# Speechless

'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure

Nov 3rd 2019, 11:02 PM 5,324 Views 2 Comments

The Green Army secured their place at the Olympics after a two-legged battle with Canada.

# olympics - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance

Nov 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 37,945 Views 32 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side were unable to break the deadlock at a very wet Energia Park.

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'
# Looking Forward
From The42
# Looking Forward

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 21,469 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.

# olympics - Friday 1 November, 2019

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier
# Like Father Like Daughter
From The42
# Like Father Like Daughter

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier

Nov 1st 2019, 3:00 PM 29,672 Views 9 Comments

Philip Matthews, father of hockey star Hannah Matthews, is among those who are getting Energia Park in order for this weekend.

# olympics - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'
# Transparency
From The42
# Transparency

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'

Oct 29th 2019, 6:35 PM 3,518 Views 2 Comments

Judges will press a button when they mark blows and their decisions will be immediately shown on a screen.

# olympics - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I would want her out of the game. I'm hoping this is her last fight' - Irish Olympic champion on Taylor
# Advice
From The42
# Advice

'I would want her out of the game. I'm hoping this is her last fight' - Irish Olympic champion on Taylor

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 8:24 PM 67,435 Views 11 Comments

Michael Carruth believes that the world champion should hang up her gloves while she’s at the top.

Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada
# Away Win
From The42
# Away Win

Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada

Oct 27th 2019, 12:08 AM 7,017 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s men ran out 5-3 winners in Vancouver on Saturday.

# olympics - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships
# Success
From The42
# Success

Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships

Sep 28th 2019, 5:58 PM 2,175 Views 3 Comments

The 21-year-old was first up and last to qualify today.

# olympics - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign

Sep 25th 2019, 7:17 PM 4,558 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the discipline.

# olympics - Monday 23 September, 2019

Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'
# Doping
From The42
# Doping

Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:43 PM 2,730 Views 1 Comment

In another blow, the IAAF maintained a ban on the Russian athletics federation.

# olympics - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain
# Blanca Fernández Ochoa
# Blanca Fernández Ochoa

Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain

Sep 5th 2019, 11:03 PM 48,203 Views 2 Comments

Blanca Fernández Ochoa was last seen on 24 August.

# olympics - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:29 AM 22,452 Views 42 Comments

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

# olympics - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

Aug 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 23,274 Views 41 Comments

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?

Aug 21st 2019, 8:59 AM 10,712 Views 16 Comments

How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.

# olympics - Thursday 15 August, 2019

British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together
# Disaster
From The42
# Disaster

British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together

Aug 15th 2019, 11:50 AM 10,850 Views 5 Comments

Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown won’t be doing this again.

# olympics - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Britain to mint 'millions' of commemorative 50p Brexit coins ahead of 31 October
# Coining It
# Coining It

Britain to mint 'millions' of commemorative 50p Brexit coins ahead of 31 October

Aug 11th 2019, 10:20 AM 42,138 Views 54 Comments

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Sajid Javid wants production ramped up.

# olympics - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist slams 'racist and a misogynist' Trump and backs equal pay in sport
# Gender Parity
From The42
# Gender Parity

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist slams 'racist and a misogynist' Trump and backs equal pay in sport

Aug 8th 2019, 6:26 PM 8,404 Views 23 Comments

Carl Lewis also supports the USA women’s soccer team who filed a discrimination lawsuit this year.

# olympics - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret

Jul 17th 2019, 9:38 PM 54,504 Views 67 Comments

The Northern Irishman is on home soil for this week’s 148th Open Championship.

# olympics - Monday 15 July, 2019

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short
# One Last Chance
From The42
# One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Jul 15th 2019, 1:10 PM 5,412 Views 7 Comments

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# olympics - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Ireland 7s Olympic dream remains intact after men's side secure 2020 World Repechage place
# Still Standing
From The42
# Still Standing

Ireland 7s Olympic dream remains intact after men's side secure 2020 World Repechage place

Updated Jul 14th 2019, 5:14 PM 14,293 Views 7 Comments

The women’s side crashed out this morning after defeat to England.

# olympics - Monday 17 June, 2019

The gold and silver medalists from the Rio 2016 women's marathon have now been banned for doping
# Joke
From The42
# Joke

The gold and silver medalists from the Rio 2016 women's marathon have now been banned for doping

Jun 17th 2019, 1:43 PM 4,183 Views 3 Comments

Silver medalist Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa has today been suspended for four years having been provisionally banned since last month.

# olympics - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain

Jun 9th 2019, 2:56 PM 4,220 Views 2 Comments

The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.

# olympics - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome
# Athletics
From The42
# Athletics

Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome

Jun 6th 2019, 8:07 PM 3,480 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford native missed out on a podium place, but improved on his performance in Stockholm last week.

# olympics - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'The IAAF will not drug me' - Semenya lodges appeal over gender ruling to top Switzerland court
# Not Giving Up
From The42
# Not Giving Up

'The IAAF will not drug me' - Semenya lodges appeal over gender ruling to top Switzerland court

May 29th 2019, 8:49 PM 2,908 Views 9 Comments

The double Olympic 800m champion lost her case against controversial IAAF rules forcing her to lower her testosterone levels.

# olympics - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

May 28th 2019, 2:13 PM 5,886 Views 5 Comments

The outcome has been hailed as a step in the right direction for the sport.

# olympics - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body
# And Still?
From The42
# And Still?

Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body

May 22nd 2019, 5:40 PM 14,089 Views 16 Comments

‘Today’s decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing,’ IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.

Olympic swimming champion retires at 22 after missing 3 doping tests
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Olympic swimming champion retires at 22 after missing 3 doping tests

May 22nd 2019, 12:15 PM 31,103 Views 17 Comments

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte is ending her career in the sport.