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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Olympics

All time
# tokyo drift
'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics
The organisers released a statement this afternoon.
# tokyo 2020
'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics
Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan is in favour of the Games being rescheduled for 2021.
# Concern
'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'
Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.
# against the tide
'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'
In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.
# improvement
'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics
It’s been a week to remember for track cyclist Lydia Gurley and her team-mate Lydia Boylan, following their success at the World Championships.
# 7s
IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland
The union had concerns over the costs of bringing the crucial repechage onto home soil.
# Coronavirus
Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister
Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.
# Adaptation
The melancholy of the former distance runner
In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.
# Progress
Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics
It’s been a day to remember for Felix English and Mark Downey.
# rubber sole
More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution
The Alphaflys will make their debut at the US Olympic trials this weekend, exposing the weak leadership of World Athletics.
# Road to Tokyo
Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya
‘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.
# Under Threat
Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May
Games under threat as more than 2,600 deaths, 77,000 infections linked to fast-spreading virus.
# Staying at Home
Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up
The winger was left disappointed after the Gunners decided to keep him out of a pre-Olympic tournament.
# Tennis
Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.
# looking ahead
The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions
Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.
# golden years
'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'
Ronnie Delany’s gold at the Melbourne Olympics changed the way the world looked at Ireland.
# History Maker
Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion
As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.
# 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
Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.
# the accidental dream
'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''
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.
# Jack's The Lad
Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo
Dubliner makes history as the first Irish taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics.
# tokyo drift
Overnight alarms to be set as Ireland learn 2020 Olympic hockey schedule
The Green Army open their bid in Tokyo against South Africa.
Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80
Peter Snell was the first male athlete to win the 800m-1500m double at an Olympics since 1920.
# Doping
Russia banned for four years from global sporting events including the Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency announced the suspension this morning.
# Next generation
'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'
Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.
# family matters
Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend
‘I think my mother is still genuinely waiting for her to get a real job.’
# Home Girl
'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics'
The42 takes a visit to Cobh, the hometown of Irish sporting legend, Sonia O’Sullivan.
# Accommodation
Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.
# Ticket To Tokyo
'We weren’t going to give up this again' - Ireland hero rejoices after scoring in sudden death drama
Chloe Watkins showed nerves of steel to help her side secure Olympic qualification.
# speechless
'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure
The Green Army secured their place at the Olympics after a two-legged battle with Canada.
# Green army
Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance
Sean Dancer’s side were unable to break the deadlock at a very wet Energia Park.
# Looking Forward
'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'
The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.
# Like Father Like Daughter
5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier
Philip Matthews, father of hockey star Hannah Matthews, is among those who are getting Energia Park in order for this weekend.
# Transparency
Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'
Judges will press a button when they mark blows and their decisions will be immediately shown on a screen.
# Advice
'I would want her out of the game. I'm hoping this is her last fight' - Irish Olympic champion on Taylor
Michael Carruth believes that the world champion should hang up her gloves while she’s at the top.
# Away Win
Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada
Ireland’s men ran out 5-3 winners in Vancouver on Saturday.
# success
Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships
The 21-year-old was first up and last to qualify today.
# Changes
Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign
The Dubliner won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the discipline.
# Doping
Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'
In another blow, the IAAF maintained a ban on the Russian athletics federation.
# Blanca Fernández Ochoa
Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain
Blanca Fernández Ochoa was last seen on 24 August.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?
The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.