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#Olympics

# olympics - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister
# Coronavirus
From The42
# Coronavirus

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:28 PM 9,597 Views 10 Comments

Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.

# olympics - Sunday 1 March, 2020

The melancholy of the former distance runner
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

Mar 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 28,047 Views 2 Comments

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Mar 1st 2020, 6:46 PM 2,966 Views 2 Comments

It’s been a day to remember for Felix English and Mark Downey.

# olympics - Saturday 29 February, 2020

More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution
# Rubber Sole
From The42
# Rubber Sole

More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution

Feb 29th 2020, 3:10 PM 24,139 Views 16 Comments

The Alphaflys will make their debut at the US Olympic trials this weekend, exposing the weak leadership of World Athletics.

# olympics - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya
# Road To Tokyo
From The42
# Road To Tokyo

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

Feb 26th 2020, 12:20 PM 2,295 Views 2 Comments

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May
# Under Threat
From The42
# Under Threat

Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May

Feb 25th 2020, 8:04 PM 4,283 Views 9 Comments

Games under threat as more than 2,600 deaths, 77,000 infections linked to fast-spreading virus.

# olympics - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up
# Staying At Home
From The42
# Staying At Home

Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up

Feb 4th 2020, 8:58 AM 6,373 Views 0 Comments

The winger was left disappointed after the Gunners decided to keep him out of a pre-Olympic tournament.

# olympics - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end
# Tennis
From The42
# Tennis

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Updated Jan 26th 2020, 1:34 PM 11,731 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

# olympics - Sunday 19 January, 2020

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Jan 19th 2020, 9:30 AM 3,999 Views 1 Comment

Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s 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 23,675 Views 19 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 32,879 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 13,667 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 6,176 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 14,631 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 5,528 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 5,904 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 26,263 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 72,639 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 21,850 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 21,967 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 8,410 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 20,412 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 5,345 Views 1 Comment

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 37,972 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 21,519 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 29,747 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 3,528 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 67,462 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 7,034 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 2,189 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 4,569 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 2,747 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 48,219 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 22,465 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 23,302 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 10,750 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 10,873 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 42,164 Views 55 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 8,419 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 54,519 Views 67 Comments

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