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#Olympics

# olympics - Monday 15 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 15th 2019, 1:10 PM 5,443 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 14,315 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 4,197 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 4,240 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
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# Athletics

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

Jun 6th 2019, 8:07 PM 3,513 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
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# 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 2,921 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 5,952 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 14,101 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 31,156 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
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# Diamond League

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

May 18th 2019, 2:40 PM 5,152 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 28,736 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 5,380 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
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# Craic Agus Ceol

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

Apr 25th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,294 Views 0 Comments

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

# olympics - Thursday 18 April, 2019

IOC pledge €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024
# Olympics
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# Olympics

IOC pledge €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024

Apr 18th 2019, 3:29 PM 6,955 Views 17 Comments

The Olympics take place in the French city in five years time.

# olympics - Monday 15 April, 2019

Tickets on sale as Ireland's World Cup heroes set for Tokyo 2020 qualifiers on home soil
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Tickets on sale as Ireland's World Cup heroes set for Tokyo 2020 qualifiers on home soil

Apr 15th 2019, 9:01 PM 3,566 Views 3 Comments

A brilliant opportunity to support the national hockey team this summer.

# olympics - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta
# Sailing Along Nicely
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# Sailing Along Nicely

Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta

Apr 6th 2019, 4:55 PM 1,752 Views 0 Comments

The Carlow native narrowly missed out on a podium place after an impressive performance.

# olympics - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Japan's Olympic Committee chief to step down amid corruption probe
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Japan's Olympic Committee chief to step down amid corruption probe

Mar 19th 2019, 10:19 AM 1,931 Views 4 Comments

Tsunekazu Takeda said the decision has ‘nothing to do with the investigation’ and will quit in June.

# olympics - Sunday 10 March, 2019

United States Cycling Olympic silver medallist Catlin dies aged 23
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

United States Cycling Olympic silver medallist Catlin dies aged 23

Mar 10th 2019, 10:41 PM 15,432 Views 4 Comments

Olympic silver medallist and three-time world champion Kelly Catlin has died, USA Cycling has confirmed.

# olympics - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever'
# Adventure
From The42
# Adventure

'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever'

Feb 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 90,590 Views 18 Comments

Irish marathon runner David Flynn on life in Morocco and his obsession with making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 6,752 Views 3 Comments

The Irish squad achieved a best-ever finish on the Series in Sydney a fortnight ago.

# olympics - Friday 15 February, 2019

Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline

Updated Feb 15th 2019, 7:50 PM 8,324 Views 3 Comments

Caradh O’Donovan, Shauna Mullaney, Lauren Duffy and Paul Brennan are among those who could suffer.

# olympics - Friday 8 February, 2019

All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers
# Sustainable
From The42
# Sustainable

All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers

Feb 8th 2019, 6:25 PM 5,548 Views 5 Comments

For the 2016 Olympics in Rio, some 30 percent of the silver and bronze in medals came from recycled materials.

# olympics - Friday 1 February, 2019

London Olympic champion among 12 Russian athletes banned by CAS
# Disqualified
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# Disqualified

London Olympic champion among 12 Russian athletes banned by CAS

Feb 1st 2019, 8:01 PM 6,054 Views 7 Comments

CAS sanctioned a dozen Russian athletes, including an Olympic gold medallist and a two-time world champion.

# olympics - Thursday 6 December, 2018

After missing his Olympic dream, Ray Moylette tried the ‘big, bad world’ for two months
# Not For Him
From The42
# Not For Him

After missing his Olympic dream, Ray Moylette tried the ‘big, bad world’ for two months

Dec 6th 2018, 4:30 PM 7,001 Views 1 Comment

The Mayo man is now 11-0 as a pro and is bringing a title fight to his hometown tomorrow night.

# olympics - Thursday 29 November, 2018

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'

Nov 29th 2018, 2:52 PM 13,487 Views 18 Comments

The 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series gets underway in Dubai this weekend.

# olympics - Monday 29 October, 2018

'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training'

Oct 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,809 Views 1 Comment

Aifric Keogh speaks to The42 about the surge of success in Irish rowing.

# olympics - Friday 26 October, 2018

Andy Keogh says Usain Bolt's first touch is 'like a trampoline' after arrival in Australia
# Bounce Bounce
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# Bounce Bounce

Andy Keogh says Usain Bolt's first touch is 'like a trampoline' after arrival in Australia

Oct 26th 2018, 8:22 PM 12,569 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland striker said the Olympic gold medalist’s presence in the A-League was ‘like a kick in the teeth’.

# olympics - Thursday 18 October, 2018

The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent
# Katie Trailer
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# Katie Trailer

The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent

Oct 18th 2018, 5:05 PM 20,749 Views 14 Comments

‘KATIE’ hits Irish cinemas on 26 October.

# olympics - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland
# Drugs In Sport
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# Drugs In Sport

'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland

Sep 20th 2018, 6:23 PM 8,500 Views 24 Comments

John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.

# olympics - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together
# Elation Once Again
# Elation Once Again

North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together

Sep 19th 2018, 8:38 AM 12,662 Views 36 Comments

It’s an unprecedented plan that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

# olympics - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Tiger's twilight, farewell Captain Cook and all the week's best sportswriting
# Alastair Cook
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# Alastair Cook

Tiger's twilight, farewell Captain Cook and all the week's best sportswriting

Sep 16th 2018, 8:30 AM 3,960 Views 0 Comments

Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite sports articles from this week.

# olympics - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'I could have been dead, I was damn lucky,' says Olympic champion left paralysed after accident
# Crash
From The42
# Crash

'I could have been dead, I was damn lucky,' says Olympic champion left paralysed after accident

Sep 12th 2018, 5:15 PM 9,776 Views 2 Comments

Kristina Vogel has made her first public appearance since an accident in June that left her paralysed.

# olympics - Friday 7 September, 2018

2016 Olympic champion cyclist left paralysed after crash during training
# Tragic
From The42
# Tragic

2016 Olympic champion cyclist left paralysed after crash during training

Sep 7th 2018, 8:14 PM 64,058 Views 14 Comments

Germany’s Kristina Vogel says she is slowly coming to terms with her condition after suffering spinal injuries.

# olympics - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Michael Phelps
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Michael Phelps

Aug 18th 2018, 4:29 PM 6,290 Views 1 Comment

The US swimmer has spoken before of falling into depression after each Olympics.

# olympics - Monday 13 August, 2018

Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup

Aug 13th 2018, 3:09 PM 8,553 Views 21 Comments

The organisation received the highest allocation of funding earmarked for 17 different sports bodies.

# olympics - Monday 23 July, 2018

12-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte slapped with 14-month ban for doping violation
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

12-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte slapped with 14-month ban for doping violation

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:01 PM 29,095 Views 17 Comments

The US swimmer has been suspended over ‘use of a prohibited method’.

# olympics - Sunday 8 July, 2018

The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps

Jul 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 31,162 Views 2 Comments

19-year-old Aoife Hopkins on her dream of representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From 100m gold to English Paper 1: Meet the Irish teenage sprint star on track for glory
# High Flyer
From The42
# High Flyer

From 100m gold to English Paper 1: Meet the Irish teenage sprint star on track for glory

Jul 3rd 2018, 9:58 AM 10,335 Views 2 Comments

Emerging talent Ciara Neville speaks to The42 about balancing her time between training and study as she continues her rise in athletics.

# olympics - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Two-time Olympic champion Vogel stable after undergoing emergency spinal surgery
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

Two-time Olympic champion Vogel stable after undergoing emergency spinal surgery

Jun 28th 2018, 11:39 AM 6,524 Views 1 Comment

The German remains in intensive care in Berlin.

# olympics - Thursday 31 May, 2018

CAS dismisses Nesta Carter appeal, Jamaica remain stripped of Beijing 4x100m relay gold
# Anti-doping
From The42
# Anti-doping

CAS dismisses Nesta Carter appeal, Jamaica remain stripped of Beijing 4x100m relay gold

May 31st 2018, 5:47 PM 3,466 Views 0 Comments

Jamaica’s 4×100 metre relay team will not get their 2008 Olympic gold medals back after Nesta Carter’s appeal was dismissed by CAS.