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'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'
# Fighting Back
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# Fighting Back

'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 3:00 PM 39,042 Views 5 Comments

Olympic hero Kenny Egan opens up about winning his battle against personal demons.

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut
# Trailblazer
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# Trailblazer

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut

Jul 22nd 2021, 10:59 AM 6,841 Views 3 Comments

The 53-year-old, working in Japan as an analyst for NBC, skated on the sidelines of the Japanese and American teams’ training sessions.

USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener
# Upset
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# Upset

USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener

Jul 21st 2021, 11:40 AM 12,604 Views 5 Comments

The four-time Olympic champions crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Sweden.

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,272 Views 1 Comment

Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.

Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games
# Take-up
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# Take-up

Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games

Jul 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 1,560 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Olympic CMO, Dr Jim O’Donovan, says timing, personal reasons and competitive concerns may deter a small minority of athletes from receiving the jab.

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision

Jul 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 2,595 Views 0 Comments

The Irish swimmer is eligible to be nominated by Swim Ireland to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Tokyo Games.

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
# Allowance
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# Allowance

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,401 Views 0 Comments

The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
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# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 8:01 PM 34,056 Views 78 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

Sensational second half sees Ireland Men's Sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympics
# Next Stop Tokyo
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# Next Stop Tokyo

Sensational second half sees Ireland Men's Sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Jun 20th 2021, 6:34 PM 51,602 Views 40 Comments

Ireland beat France 28-19 in the final of the Olympic qualification repechage.

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid

Jun 19th 2021, 10:47 PM 12,191 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old, who is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title, finished fourth in Saturday’s race.

Successful morning for Irish rowing as another two boats secure Olympic qualification
# The Joy Of Six
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# The Joy Of Six

Successful morning for Irish rowing as another two boats secure Olympic qualification

May 16th 2021, 12:02 PM 4,519 Views 5 Comments

Mission accomplished for the women’s four and lightweight women’s double at the Lucerne regatta.

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot
# Frustration
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# Frustration

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot

May 8th 2021, 11:36 PM 4,937 Views 3 Comments

A 24th-place finish with a time of 88.58 at the event saw him just fall short.

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
# Vote
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# Vote

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 2,444 Views 4 Comments

The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.

World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics
# Opting Out
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# Opting Out

World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics

Mar 14th 2021, 2:21 PM 3,894 Views 1 Comment

The reigning Masters champion said last year he would not have played in the Japan Games had they been staged as planned in 2020.

IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women
# Say No Mori
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# Say No Mori

IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women

Feb 9th 2021, 11:28 AM 2,703 Views 3 Comments

However, the International Olympics Committee hasn’t asked for the resignation of the 83-year-old.

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?
# Tokyo 2021
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# Tokyo 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?

Feb 4th 2021, 8:53 AM 28,025 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns the Olympic Games may not go ahead this year in Tokyo given the situation in many countries due to Covid-19.

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,195 Views 10 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020/21
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# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,291 Views 1 Comment

The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief

Sep 24th 2020, 1:43 PM 4,223 Views 2 Comments

Tour de France “showed to the world that we can organise safe sport events even without a vaccine”, says Thomas Bach.

Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled
# Tokyo 2020 /21
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# Tokyo 2020 /21

Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:26 AM 2,420 Views 0 Comments

Officials say they are mindful of the need to cater for athletes and spectators with a range of health requirements.

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

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

May 22nd 2020, 10:59 AM 2,279 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain

May 13th 2020, 1:06 PM 5,953 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:11 PM 2,108 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,584 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2020, 4:21 PM 2,059 Views 4 Comments

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

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
# Criticism
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# Criticism

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

Mar 20th 2020, 8:11 AM 2,031 Views 4 Comments

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

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:28 PM 9,577 Views 10 Comments

Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion
# History Maker
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# History Maker

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

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 9:42 AM 32,401 Views 10 Comments

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
# Comeback
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# Comeback

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nov 29th 2019, 11:57 AM 3,603 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:38 PM 5,738 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 33,963 Views 17 Comments

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.

'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
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# 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'

Oct 20th 2019, 11:39 AM 32,277 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:29 AM 22,414 Views 42 Comments

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

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

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

Aug 20th 2019, 1:56 PM 8,999 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 28th 2019, 12:51 PM 8,565 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 21st 2019, 11:22 AM 4,979 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 4,301 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2019, 11:22 AM 4,767 Views 1 Comment

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

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 4,178 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

May 31st 2019, 11:26 AM 3,697 Views 2 Comments

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

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