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# olympics - Monday 15 January, 2018

Olympic champion Simone Biles reveals she was sexually abused by ex-US team doctor
# Metoo
From The42
# Metoo

Olympic champion Simone Biles reveals she was sexually abused by ex-US team doctor

Jan 15th 2018, 10:06 PM 29,839 Views 26 Comments

Larry Nassar was last month jailed for 60 years for child porn charges.

# olympics - Saturday 23 December, 2017

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’

Dec 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 50,020 Views 9 Comments

Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Why calls to include eSports in the Olympics have been met with a mixed reaction
# Split
From The42
# Split

Why calls to include eSports in the Olympics have been met with a mixed reaction

Dec 5th 2017, 4:11 PM 4,180 Views 10 Comments

Many professional gamers believe becoming an Olympic sport would be a step in the wrong direction.

# olympics - Friday 24 November, 2017

Gold-medal bobsledder Zubkov stripped of Olympic titles
# Bites The Dust
From The42
# Bites The Dust

Gold-medal bobsledder Zubkov stripped of Olympic titles

Nov 24th 2017, 3:46 PM 3,938 Views 5 Comments

Four more Russian athletes have been banned from competing due to anti-doping rule violations.

# olympics - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to molesting young gymnasts
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to molesting young gymnasts

Nov 22nd 2017, 4:07 PM 16,699 Views 19 Comments

Dr Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas said they were among his victims.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation
# Welcome Development
# Welcome Development

Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation

Oct 17th 2017, 8:31 PM 23,410 Views 0 Comments

In August it emerged that the OCI was locked into a “pretty watertight” contract with THG.

# olympics - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Olympian representative calls for athletes to be chipped to combat doping
# A Dog's Life
From The42
# A Dog's Life

Olympian representative calls for athletes to be chipped to combat doping

Oct 11th 2017, 2:59 PM 2,756 Views 2 Comments

WOA boss Mike Miller wants the imminent technology advancement put to use.

# olympics - Friday 6 October, 2017

Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank
# Secret Stash
From The42
# Secret Stash

Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank

Oct 6th 2017, 5:47 PM 3,230 Views 3 Comments

Carlos Nuzman is alleged to have paid off colleagues in return for them voting in favour of the Brazilian city being Olympic host.

# olympics - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Russia issues arrest warrant for whistleblower who exposed state-sponsored doping
# Wanted
From The42
# Wanted

Russia issues arrest warrant for whistleblower who exposed state-sponsored doping

Sep 28th 2017, 10:53 AM 5,752 Views 9 Comments

Grigory Rodchenkov fled to the US where he revealed the extent of the drug problem in Russian sports.

# olympics - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:40 AM 7,593 Views 5 Comments

‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.

# olympics - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

The host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics have been revealed
# The Five Rings
From The42
# The Five Rings

The host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics have been revealed

Sep 13th 2017, 7:34 PM 9,301 Views 12 Comments

Paris will host the 2024 Games, while Los Angeles will stage the 2028 edition.

# olympics - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016
# Withheld Funds
# Withheld Funds

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016

Sep 12th 2017, 7:56 PM 14,672 Views 0 Comments

The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.

# olympics - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Pat Hickey resigns from the IOC's executive board 'with immediate effect'
# Olympics Board
# Olympics Board

Pat Hickey resigns from the IOC's executive board 'with immediate effect'

Sep 10th 2017, 9:41 AM 19,971 Views 0 Comments

The news follows confirmation of a November date for his Brazil trial earlier this week.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Pat Hickey's trial date in Brazil set for November
# Rio Ticketing Scandal
# Rio Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey's trial date in Brazil set for November

Sep 5th 2017, 4:42 PM 8,703 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors said that if Hickey doesn’t attend the trial, he would forfeit the €400,000 bond he paid.

# olympics - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story
# Lilywhite Lightning
# Lilywhite Lightning

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story

Aug 27th 2017, 5:00 PM 7,699 Views 2 Comments

Eric Donovan never achieved his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following his journey towards redemption.

# olympics - Friday 25 August, 2017

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story
# Lilywhite Lightning
From The42
# Lilywhite Lightning

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story

Aug 25th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,363 Views 9 Comments

Eric Donovan never achieved his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following his journey towards redemption.

# olympics - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
# Ticket Problems
# Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Aug 17th 2017, 2:20 PM 22,683 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# olympics - Monday 14 August, 2017

Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe
# Ticketing Scandal
# Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe

Aug 14th 2017, 3:40 PM 18,586 Views 0 Comments

The 226-page report into the ticketing scandal has been published online this afternoon.

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete
# Indignation
From The42
# Indignation

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

Aug 14th 2017, 2:33 PM 5,764 Views 16 Comments

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'
# 2016 Olympics
# 2016 Olympics

Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'

Aug 14th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,839 Views 0 Comments

A report on the ticket scandal is due to be published today.

# olympics - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Olympic swimmer who was involved in false robbery claims returns to the pool after 10-month ban
# Back In The Water
From The42
# Back In The Water

Olympic swimmer who was involved in false robbery claims returns to the pool after 10-month ban

Aug 5th 2017, 7:51 PM 6,009 Views 8 Comments

Ryan Lochte was at the centre of a scandal during the Rio Games last year.

# olympics - Monday 31 July, 2017

Paris set for 2024 Olympics as LA agrees to wait until 2028
# Get In Line
From The42
# Get In Line

Paris set for 2024 Olympics as LA agrees to wait until 2028

Jul 31st 2017, 10:49 PM 4,317 Views 2 Comments

It will be the first Olympic Games in the US since the Salt Lake City hosted the winter edition in 2002.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career
# Waving The White Flag
From The42
# Waving The White Flag

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career

Jul 25th 2017, 11:55 AM 29,444 Views 9 Comments

The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.

# olympics - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and the Euros
# Media And Arts
From The42
# Media And Arts

RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and the Euros

Jul 19th 2017, 12:27 PM 4,286 Views 12 Comments

The public broadcaster said it was a ‘challenging’ financial period.

# olympics - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and 1916 commemorations
# No Cash In The Static
# No Cash In The Static

RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and 1916 commemorations

Jul 18th 2017, 4:40 PM 19,035 Views 89 Comments

The public broadcaster said it was a ‘challenging’ financial period.

# olympics - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Olympic gold medalist ingested banned substance from kissing his girlfriend
# Bad Kisses
From The42
# Bad Kisses

Olympic gold medalist ingested banned substance from kissing his girlfriend

Jul 15th 2017, 11:03 AM 32,495 Views 32 Comments

American athlete Gil Roberts was cleared of doping after kissing his girlfriend.

# olympics - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics
# Minister For The Olympics
# Minister For The Olympics

'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics

Jul 12th 2017, 2:03 PM 14,404 Views 98 Comments

Meanwhile, Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said Ireland should look into hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

# olympics - Friday 9 June, 2017

Mixed-gender events approved for 2020 Olympic Games
# Equality
From The42
# Equality

Mixed-gender events approved for 2020 Olympic Games

Jun 9th 2017, 5:45 PM 4,881 Views 13 Comments

Men and women will compete together in the 4x400m relay, swimming, archery, judo and cycling in Tokyo.

# olympics - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal

Jun 7th 2017, 8:13 AM 7,226 Views 5 Comments

The Olympic swimmer said he hit his lowest point in the wake of the controversy.

# olympics - Friday 26 May, 2017

From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer
# Lilywhite Lightning
From The42
# Lilywhite Lightning

From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer

May 26th 2017, 3:52 PM 2,415 Views 1 Comment

Eric “Lilywhite Lightning” Donovan has set his sights on being European champion.

# olympics - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals
# Rusting
# Rusting

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

May 25th 2017, 10:16 PM 72,983 Views 33 Comments

Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.

# olympics - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Men and women competing in the same event at the Olympics could soon be a reality
# Idea
From The42
# Idea

Men and women competing in the same event at the Olympics could soon be a reality

May 4th 2017, 8:46 PM 3,456 Views 9 Comments

The initiative is reportedly being considered to ramp up interest in athletics.

# olympics - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'
# Green Blood
# Green Blood

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Apr 15th 2017, 11:00 AM 23,658 Views 16 Comments

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

# olympics - Thursday 13 April, 2017

One of Ireland's greatest-ever athletes on 'never retiring'
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

One of Ireland's greatest-ever athletes on 'never retiring'

Apr 13th 2017, 8:31 PM 40,157 Views 7 Comments

Catherina McKiernan tells The42 about how running has shaped her life since childhood.

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'
# Green Blood
From The42
# Green Blood

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Apr 13th 2017, 11:28 AM 9,709 Views 11 Comments

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

# olympics - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Doping should be made a criminal offence - Paula Radcliffe
# Drastic Action
From The42
# Drastic Action

Doping should be made a criminal offence - Paula Radcliffe

Apr 9th 2017, 5:01 PM 3,281 Views 13 Comments

The former Olympian outlined her reasons for the proposed action on BBC radio.

‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’

Apr 9th 2017, 10:11 AM 35,065 Views 0 Comments

Irish rower Claire Lambe chats to The42 about helping Cambridge win the Boat Race and getting used to life after Rio 2016.

# olympics - Thursday 6 April, 2017

IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme

Apr 6th 2017, 11:50 AM 5,263 Views 7 Comments

The international governing body are reviewing its athletics programme in London next week.

# olympics - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Wiggins vows to 'shock a few people' over doping claims
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Wiggins vows to 'shock a few people' over doping claims

Mar 25th 2017, 4:26 PM 7,049 Views 7 Comments

The former Team Sky rider added he would have “a lot to say” when UK Anti-Doping finished its investigation.

'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret'
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret'

Mar 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,161 Views 0 Comments

The O’Donovan brothers talk the Rio and the past, how they feel about their media portrayal and what’s coming up next.