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From The42 'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes Black Lives Matter

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

From The42 Postponement of Tokyo Olympics to cost 'several hundred million dollars' Financial Hit

Postponement of Tokyo Olympics to cost 'several hundred million dollars'

IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted the Games will have to make some adjustments to meet the new reality.

From The42 Could the Olympics be cancelled outright? 'I think there is a chance. Let's be realistic' Uncertainty

Could the Olympics be cancelled outright? 'I think there is a chance. Let's be realistic'

Olympian and current secretary of the European Olympic Committee Athletes Commission, David Harte, speaks to The42.

From The42 'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics 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.

From The42 Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies' 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.

From The42 Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan Looking Ahead

Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan

The upcoming AIBA-run world championships in Russia in September and October will not, as is usually the case, offer places to the event.

From The42 IOC pledge €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024 Olympics

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

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

From The42 'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020 IOC

'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020

The Dundalk boxer was speaking to Game On about the future of amateur boxing.

From The42 'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland Drugs In Sport

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018

Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics

The military has stepped in as 41 hospitalised with norovirus.

From The42 IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping Pyeongchang 2018

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping

But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.

From The42 Russia accuses whistleblower Rodchenkov of distributing drugs Sochi

Russia accuses whistleblower Rodchenkov of distributing drugs

Next week, the IOC will decide whether Russia can compete at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 Paris and LA both win right to host Olympic Games, US city expected to wait until 2028 Long-range Forecast

Paris and LA both win right to host Olympic Games, US city expected to wait until 2028

“It truly is a tale of two great Olympic cities,” said an IOC report that opted against naming one clear winner.

From The42 Olympics: Paris and LA interested in 2024 Games only Five Ring Circus

Olympics: Paris and LA interested in 2024 Games only

The consolation prize of the 2028 Olympic Games is of no interest to Paris and Los Angeles.

From The42 Russian Anti-Doping Agency claim official was misquoted over doping cover-up 'admission' Statement

Russian Anti-Doping Agency claim official was misquoted over doping cover-up 'admission'

The New York Times article was published yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland Rio De Janeiro

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

From TheJournal.ie The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil Rio Games

The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil

Separately, charity boss Jonathan Irwin has defended Hickey. “I’m a bit like the rabbit who is absolutely entranced by the snake,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie "This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges Olympic Council Of Ireland

"This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges

On Friday night Hickey, who has temporarily stepped aside as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was charged with criminal organisation, ticket touting, ambush marketing, larceny, money laundering, and tax evasion.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Rio seeking arrest of another OCI director Martin Burke

Police in Rio seeking arrest of another OCI director

Rio police are seeking the arrest of OCI sports director Martin Burke, though he is not named on the same charges as Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon.

From TheJournal.ie Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games Against The Rules

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

From TheJournal.ie OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace" Rio 2016

OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"

The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.

From The42 Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal Olympics

Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal

Disappointment in the boxing ring but, overall, Ireland’s athletes punched above their weight as chaos raged around them.

From The42 International Paralympic Committee issues outright ban on Russian athletes for this month's Games Contrast

International Paralympic Committee issues outright ban on Russian athletes for this month's Games

It represents a complete contrast to the International Olympic Committee’s heavily-criticised decision.

From The42 IOC panel to have final say on Russian Rio participation CONFIRMED

IOC panel to have final say on Russian Rio participation

Ugur Erdener, Claudia Bokel and Juan Antonio Samaranch will make a decision “in the coming days”.

WADA chief has framed photo of him shaking hands with Vladimir Putin in his house

The Financial Times paid a visit to his Glasgow home and certainly got more than they asked for.

From The42 Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics Response

Russian doping whistle-blower hits back after being barred from the Olympics

The 30-year-old said that the move would discourage future whistle-blowers from coming forward.

From The42 Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics Controversy

Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics

An IOC statement released today said it “was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport”.

From The42 4-year-old GAA analysts and Limerick donkey derbies: It's Comments of the Week You Said It

4-year-old GAA analysts and Limerick donkey derbies: It's Comments of the Week

Our readers have little time for Russian playacting while they’re experts at GAA directions.

From The42 IOC to 'explore legal options' for Rio ban on all Russian athletes Hard Line

IOC to 'explore legal options' for Rio ban on all Russian athletes

The governing body has promised to impose ‘the toughest sanctions available’ in the wake of the McLaren report.

From The42 Defiant Putin questions legitimacy of damning McLaren report Pointing Fingers

Defiant Putin questions legitimacy of damning McLaren report

The Russian president is questioning the integrity of Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblowe whose evidence was a key part of the Wada-requested study.

From The42 Up to 10 athletes to represent Team Refugee at Rio Olympics 2016 Games

Up to 10 athletes to represent Team Refugee at Rio Olympics

‘We want to send a message of hope,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.

From The42 Ski chief fears impact of winter World Cup on 2022 Olympics FIFA

Ski chief fears impact of winter World Cup on 2022 Olympics

A 2022 football World Cup in Qatar could detract from the traditional quadrennial winter Games.

From The42 Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We're still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy Lance Armstrong

Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We're still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy

IOC still working to recover Armstrong’s time-trial medal from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

From The42 Tokyo's Olympic win impacts Germany's Euro bid Development

Tokyo's Olympic win impacts Germany's Euro bid

The Germans are set to miss out on their chance to host the final of the competition.

From The42 Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote Decision Made

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote

The Japanese City was preferred to Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.

From TheJournal.ie Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak Fukushima

Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak

A costly untested subterranean ice wall be constructed in a desperate step to stop the leaks after repeated failures by the plant’s operator.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia LGBT Rights

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia

The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.

From The42 'I'd rather not talk about it until I have to decide what to do' - McIlroy on Olympics choice Choice

'I'd rather not talk about it until I have to decide what to do' - McIlroy on Olympics choice

Meanwhile, the Northern Irishman is currently three shots behind leader Phil Mickelson at Quail Hollow.

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