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#Olympics

# olympics - Saturday 21 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 21st 2019, 10:17 AM 14,608 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
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# Tokyo Drift

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

Dec 17th 2019, 11:59 AM 5,487 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
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# 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
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# Doping

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

Dec 9th 2019, 10:40 AM 26,246 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
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# 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 72,365 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 21,685 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 21,858 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 8,375 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
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# 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
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# Speechless

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 11:02 PM 5,319 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
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# Green Army

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 37,939 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
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# 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 21,461 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
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# 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 29,624 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
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# Transparency

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'

Oct 29th 2019, 6:35 PM 3,513 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
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# 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 67,431 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 7,015 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 2,173 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
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# Changes

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

Sep 25th 2019, 7:17 PM 4,553 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 2,727 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 48,202 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 22,449 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 23,262 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 10,705 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 10,849 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 42,136 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 8,402 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 54,502 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 5,405 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
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# Still Standing

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

Updated Jul 14th 2019, 5:14 PM 14,291 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
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# 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
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# Tokyo 2020

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

Jun 9th 2019, 2:56 PM 4,218 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 3,476 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 2,904 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
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# Controversy

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

May 28th 2019, 2:13 PM 5,864 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 14,084 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 31,098 Views 17 Comments

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

# olympics - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'I’m very happy with that': Thomas Barr records fastest-ever season opener in China
# Diamond League
From The42
# Diamond League

'I’m very happy with that': Thomas Barr records fastest-ever season opener in China

May 18th 2019, 2:40 PM 5,137 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old now turns his attention to the IAAF World Championships at the end of September.

# olympics - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

May 14th 2019, 6:29 PM 28,722 Views 80 Comments

The 30-year-old was speaking ahead of the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park on Tuesday.

# olympics - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday

Apr 30th 2019, 6:32 PM 5,363 Views 7 Comments

The Olympic champion is fighting regulations imposed by the IAAF that compel hyperandrogenic athletes.

# olympics - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'
# Craic Agus Ceol
From The42
# Craic Agus Ceol

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'

Apr 25th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,237 Views 0 Comments

Louise Galvin feels the seven-player code is on the cusp of something big.