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#Commonwealth Games

The English Commonwealth gold medalist who has switched to Ireland ahead of the Tokyo Olympics
# Switching Sides
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# Switching Sides

The English Commonwealth gold medalist who has switched to Ireland ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

Jun 30th 2018, 7:15 AM 7,063 Views 3 Comments

Megan Fletcher switched allegiance to Ireland in late 2016 and has received funding to help her reach the 2020 games.

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney
# Asylum
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# Asylum

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney

May 15th 2018, 9:06 AM 27,719 Views 22 Comments

More than a dozen athletes from four African nations have been missing since the games on the Gold Coast last month.

'He did not taste like tandoori chicken' - Indian wrestler in Games bite row
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'He did not taste like tandoori chicken' - Indian wrestler in Games bite row

Apr 14th 2018, 4:54 PM 4,172 Views 3 Comments

Sumit Malik won Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 125kg freestyle class on Saturday

'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'
# Taking A Stand
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# Taking A Stand

'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'

Updated Apr 13th 2018, 3:00 PM 35,741 Views 7 Comments

Tom Daley has urged a number of nations to relax their anti-gay stance.

Five of seven Irish boxers win Friday's semis to claim at least Commonwealth silver
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# Baxin'

Five of seven Irish boxers win Friday's semis to claim at least Commonwealth silver

Apr 13th 2018, 2:19 PM 3,342 Views 4 Comments

Six of 12 boxers from Team Northern Ireland have made it to Saturday’s finals.

Sean McComb given full backing as 'innocent victim' of nightclub disturbance
# Friendly Games
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# Friendly Games

Sean McComb given full backing as 'innocent victim' of nightclub disturbance

Apr 12th 2018, 10:29 AM 4,076 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Ireland boxer was fined over the incident.

Australian athletes wait nearly four minutes to hug the last-place finisher in the 10,000m
# Friendly Games
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# Friendly Games

Australian athletes wait nearly four minutes to hug the last-place finisher in the 10,000m

Apr 10th 2018, 10:05 AM 9,273 Views 6 Comments

The Commonwealth Games really lived up to their ‘Friendly Games’ billing.

Alice Kinsella, daughter of ex-Ireland midfielder Mark, strikes gymnastics gold for England
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# Commonwealth Games

Alice Kinsella, daughter of ex-Ireland midfielder Mark, strikes gymnastics gold for England

Apr 9th 2018, 11:52 AM 29,914 Views 31 Comments

The 17-year-old won the women’s balance beam event.

'You don't replace Muhammad Ali' - Coe blasts Usain Bolt 'obsession'
# Irreplaceable
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# Irreplaceable

'You don't replace Muhammad Ali' - Coe blasts Usain Bolt 'obsession'

Apr 8th 2018, 10:21 AM 19,143 Views 9 Comments

Sebastian Coe insisted life will go on without the Jamaican as the 2018 Commonwealth Games take place.

'I don’t want to go and just take part in the competitions'
# Your Flexible Friend
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# Your Flexible Friend

'I don’t want to go and just take part in the competitions'

Apr 7th 2018, 12:10 AM 5,451 Views 0 Comments

Co. Down native Rhys McClenaghan is gunning for medals in Australia this weekend.

Commonwealth Games boxing champ claims he was bitten in opening fight
# Bit Of Bite
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# Bit Of Bite

Commonwealth Games boxing champ claims he was bitten in opening fight

Apr 6th 2018, 10:40 AM 5,109 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, Ballymena’s Stephen Donnelly got his Games off to a winning start in the middleweight division.

'It's hard to describe. It was very surreal and a great, great honour to be there'
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# Representing

'It's hard to describe. It was very surreal and a great, great honour to be there'

Apr 4th 2018, 7:21 PM 4,436 Views 1 Comment

Armagh’s Caroline O’Hanlon and Tyrone’s Neamh Woods are teammates on the NI netball side at the Commonwealth Games.

Indian boxing official says syringes found in athletes village were for for vitamin injections
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# Commonwealth Games

Indian boxing official says syringes found in athletes village were for for vitamin injections

Apr 3rd 2018, 4:55 PM 2,472 Views 3 Comments

An Indian boxer was unwell and received a vitamin boost from a doctor, said the country’s boxing chief.

Ciara Mageean named Northern Ireland athletics captain for Commonwealth Games
# Leading The Charge
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# Leading The Charge

Ciara Mageean named Northern Ireland athletics captain for Commonwealth Games

Apr 3rd 2018, 9:24 AM 4,954 Views 4 Comments

All eyes on Australia’s Gold Coast from tomorrow.

Tonga bans girls from playing rugby, boxing
# Ruling
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# Ruling

Tonga bans girls from playing rugby, boxing

Mar 21st 2018, 10:30 AM 5,911 Views 6 Comments

The government edict came to light last week when a team of girls from Tonga High School were pulled from a touch rugby tournament.

Poll: Should Ireland consider hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Jul 13th 2017, 8:51 AM 25,716 Views 109 Comments

Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan put forward the idea yesterday.

'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics
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# 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 14,390 Views 98 Comments

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

'It's always great to have fun with the fans' - Bolt praises Commonwealth Games
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# Superstar

'It's always great to have fun with the fans' - Bolt praises Commonwealth Games

Aug 3rd 2014, 11:04 AM 3,267 Views 2 Comments

The Jamaican helped his country to gold in the 100m relay last night.

VIDEO: Unstoppable Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica to relay gold
# Legend
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# Legend

VIDEO: Unstoppable Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica to relay gold

Aug 2nd 2014, 10:37 PM 6,313 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has also won six Olympic gold medals and eight world titles.

Paddy Barnes wasn't impressed with the anthem after winning gold
# Podium
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# Podium

Paddy Barnes wasn't impressed with the anthem after winning gold

Aug 2nd 2014, 5:17 PM 32,706 Views 36 Comments

The 27-year-old beat Devandro Laishram in Glasgow this afternoon.

Barnes and Conlan win Commonwealth gold as Walsh feels 'cheated' after silver
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# Boxing

Barnes and Conlan win Commonwealth gold as Walsh feels 'cheated' after silver

Aug 2nd 2014, 4:15 PM 20,597 Views 17 Comments

There was a further silver for Team Northern Ireland’s Joe Fitzpatrick.

Former world champion Montsho fails drugs test at Commonwealth Games
# Suspended
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# Suspended

Former world champion Montsho fails drugs test at Commonwealth Games

Aug 2nd 2014, 3:39 PM 3,217 Views 3 Comments

The banned stimulant methylhexaneamine was present in the 31-year-old’s ‘A’ Sample.

Bolt makes long-awaited comeback in front of raucous Glasgow crowd
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# Superstar

Bolt makes long-awaited comeback in front of raucous Glasgow crowd

Aug 2nd 2014, 10:45 AM 4,842 Views 2 Comments

The Jamaican sprinter anchored his country into the final of the 100m relay.

Conlan, Barnes, Walsh and Fitzpatrick set up gold medal showdowns in Glasgow
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# Winning

Conlan, Barnes, Walsh and Fitzpatrick set up gold medal showdowns in Glasgow

Aug 1st 2014, 11:59 PM 6,673 Views 3 Comments

However, there was disappointment elsewhere, as Alanna Audley-Murphy, Sean Duffy and Sean McGlinchy crashed out.

We'll leave it there so: Sweet success in Paris, more glory in Glasgow and all today's sport
# Friday
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# Friday

We'll leave it there so: Sweet success in Paris, more glory in Glasgow and all today's sport

Aug 1st 2014, 8:10 PM 7,645 Views 1 Comment

Thrills, spills and strikes made up an absorbing helter-skelter sports day.

Northern Ireland look for golden return from nine boxers
# Crunch Time
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# Crunch Time

Northern Ireland look for golden return from nine boxers

Jul 31st 2014, 10:12 PM 4,775 Views 9 Comments

Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes and Michaela Walsh are among those in action in the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

Northern Irish quartet all secure medals at Commonwealth Games
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# Winning

Northern Irish quartet all secure medals at Commonwealth Games

Jul 30th 2014, 7:31 PM 4,028 Views 0 Comments

The quartet are all through to the semi-finals of their respective events.

Bolt denies reports he called Glasgow 2014 'a bit s**t'
# Dismissal
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# Dismissal

Bolt denies reports he called Glasgow 2014 'a bit s**t'

Jul 30th 2014, 2:06 PM 5,550 Views 5 Comments

“The atmosphere in and around the stadiums has been absolutely fantastic,” his manager added.

16-year-old weightlifter banned after testing positive for doping at Commonwealth Games
# A Sample
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# A Sample

16-year-old weightlifter banned after testing positive for doping at Commonwealth Games

Jul 29th 2014, 11:40 AM 16,641 Views 42 Comments

Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha became the youngest ever gold medallist in the event this week.

A Jamaican not named Usain Bolt won 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games last night
# Glasgow 2014
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# Glasgow 2014

A Jamaican not named Usain Bolt won 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games last night

Jul 29th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,875 Views 8 Comments

Kemar Bailey-Cole, this is your night.

Britain's royal family is on a photobombing rampage at the Commonwealth Games
# One Has The Lols
# One Has The Lols

Britain's royal family is on a photobombing rampage at the Commonwealth Games

Jul 29th 2014, 8:33 AM 4,338 Views 1 Comment

Out of control.

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan on brink of Commonwealth Games medals
# Glasgow 2014
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# Glasgow 2014

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan on brink of Commonwealth Games medals

Jul 28th 2014, 8:18 PM 4,736 Views 5 Comments

The Belfast boxers are both a fight away from earning medals.

We’ll leave it there so: Galway Races begin, Southampton exodus continues and all today’s sport
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# Monday

We’ll leave it there so: Galway Races begin, Southampton exodus continues and all today’s sport

Jul 28th 2014, 8:17 PM 9,365 Views 4 Comments

There were also wins for a couple of Irish Olympic boxers while Dan Carter is back in the New Zealand squad.

Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant
# So Close
# So Close

Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant

Jul 28th 2014, 7:47 AM 8,485 Views 6 Comments

He ALMOST won.

Martyn Irvine back on track in the Commonwealth Games today
# Pedigree
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# Pedigree

Martyn Irvine back on track in the Commonwealth Games today

Jul 26th 2014, 7:19 AM 1,898 Views 0 Comments

And Chad Le Clos is hoping to butterfly his way to gold. What’s not to like?

'I'm going to take a gold', promises Conlan as he eyes tough challenge ahead in Glasgow
# Drive
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# Drive

'I'm going to take a gold', promises Conlan as he eyes tough challenge ahead in Glasgow

Jul 25th 2014, 3:52 PM 2,341 Views 3 Comments

On Monday, the Olympic medalist faces world number three Shiva Thapa.

Michael Conlan is itching to fight in the Commonwealth Games today
# Glasgow 2014
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# Glasgow 2014

Michael Conlan is itching to fight in the Commonwealth Games today

Jul 25th 2014, 6:54 AM 3,379 Views 12 Comments

The Olympic bronze medallist should have no trouble advancing when he enters the ring at lunchtime today.

We'll leave it there so: Bronze medals, Gareth Bale's doppelganger and all today's sport
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# Thursday

We'll leave it there so: Bronze medals, Gareth Bale's doppelganger and all today's sport

Jul 24th 2014, 8:00 PM 11,984 Views 5 Comments

A smorgasbord of sporting delights, all meticulously packaged and presented for your pleasure.

Lisa Kearney secures bronze on world record-breaking day at Commonwealth Games
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# Medal Trail

Lisa Kearney secures bronze on world record-breaking day at Commonwealth Games

Jul 24th 2014, 7:20 PM 4,294 Views 2 Comments

Australian swimmers cut the best part of a second off the previous world record in the women’s 100m freestyle relay.

The Queen photobombed a selfie with a big grin at the Commonwealth Games
# Her Majeselfie
# Her Majeselfie

The Queen photobombed a selfie with a big grin at the Commonwealth Games

Jul 24th 2014, 1:45 PM 31,222 Views 50 Comments

From behind a fence. #sneaky

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