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#Olympic Games

From The42 'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games 2021

'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games

John Coates hopes that plans can be put in place if the pandemic is contained by October.

From The42 Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain Switch

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain

The cyclist was born near Aylesbury but her family moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was 18 months old.

From The42 IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks Pressure

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks

The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.

From The42 'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk' Tokyo 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

From The42 Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement

Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement

It would be the ‘right and responsible thing to do’ they say.

From The42 'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief Criticism

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.

From The42 Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister 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.

From The42 Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion 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.

From The42 Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Comeback

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The star has come under intense scrutiny for his cooperation with US coach Alberto Salazar.

From The42 Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics Ready To Go

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics

Sean Dancer’s side are set to face the Netherlands among others.

From The42 'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret The Middle Distance

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret

In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub four-minute miles.

From The42 'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down' Dedication

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'

Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

From The42 Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever Happy Days This post contains videos

Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever

Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K scored a brilliant 76.351% to help book their spot.

From The42 Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification Record Breakers

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification

The Irish men’s medley team set a new record on the final day of the FINA World Swimming Championships.

From The42 Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020

Greene’s time in South Korea pre-validates him for the 2020 Games in Tokyo next summer.

From The42 'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy' Interview

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'

Chloe Magee speaks to The42 off the back of her European Games success alongside brother Sam.

From The42 Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory Venue

Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory

The Sea Forest Waterway was unveiled on Sunday as Japan’s venue for the Olympic rowing’s eight-day programme.

From The42 Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain Tokyo 2020

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain

The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.

From The42 Ireland's World Cup heroes name squad for Olympic qualifiers on home soil Green Army

Ireland's World Cup heroes name squad for Olympic qualifiers on home soil

An 18-strong squad has been announced for next week’s qualifying tournament in Banbridge.

From The42 Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday Olympics

Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday

The Olympic champion is fighting regulations imposed by the IAAF that compel hyperandrogenic athletes.

From The42 Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced Home Advantage

Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced

Graham Shaw’s side will begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign against Malaysia in June.

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

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

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

From The42 'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake' Tokyo 2020

'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'

Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director Jon Rudd talks about the changes to Irish swimming since his appointment after the Rio Olympics.

From The42 'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change' Tokyo 2020

'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'

Rhys McClenaghan tells The42 about his medal success in 2018, falling short at the World Championships and why the Irish mentality toward international competition has to change.

From The42 Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold Worrying Times

Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold

John Treacy said the current situation ‘creates great uncertainty for the outstanding athletes within Ireland’s boxing high performance programme’.

From The42 Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts Beat The Heat

Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts

Health officials in Japan are calling for the race to start at 5.30am instead of 7am to avoid potential deaths due to soaring temperatures.

From The42 'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training' Tokyo 2020

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

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

From The42 The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent Katie Trailer This post contains videos

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

‘KATIE’ hits Irish cinemas on 26 October.

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together Elation Once Again

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

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

From The42 "Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'" Dreams

"Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'"

Irish pentathlete Sive Brassil on the long, arduous road towards the top of her sport.

From The42 ‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’ Aftermath

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’

Claire Lambe on representing Ireland at the 2016 Olympics and transitioning to normal life thereafter.

From The42 Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation Punishment

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation

The ban is backdated to when he failed the test, which means he will be eligible to box again after 10 July 2020.

From The42 American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze Teary-eyed

American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze

‘I gave it all and to come away with a medal is a dream come true.’

From The42 'Extremely worried' Olympic organisers threaten to axe boxing from Tokyo 2020 Knock Out Blow

'Extremely worried' Olympic organisers threaten to axe boxing from Tokyo 2020

The IOC has launched an investigationinto the sport’s controversial governing body amid over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

From The42 'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink Disgraced

'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink

The Japan Anti-doping Agency have banned Yasuhiro Suzuki for eight years.

From The42 'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse Trauma

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

McKayla Maroney is one of more than 100 victims to have accused Larry Nassar of sexual assault.

From The42 ‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’ Pain

‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’

Caradh O’Donovan chats to The42 about her battle with Crohn’s disease and hopes of representing Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey court case over Rio ticket touting allegations suspended Brazil

Pat Hickey court case over Rio ticket touting allegations suspended

Both Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon were due to appear at a local court in Rio de Janeiro on the afternoon of 29 November.

From The42 'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats' Security

'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'

Jurgen Stock was speaking at a security conference in Doha.

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