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#Olympic Games

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Paris Olympics will have beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower Grande For Some

The Paris Olympics will have beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower

The International Olympic Committee this week named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

From The42 'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"' Swim Ireland

'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"'

Pennsylvania-born Olympian Shane Ryan won gold for Ireland at the 2017 University Games two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics Ticket Problems

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026 OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

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 Britain's Natasha Jonas on another collision course with Katie Taylor after turning professional Old Enemies

Britain's Natasha Jonas on another collision course with Katie Taylor after turning professional

The Liverpudlian was beaten by the Olympic gold medallist at London 2012.

From The42 Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost Upgrade

Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost

The modern pentathlete has retrospectively been awarded a sixth-place finish at the Rio Games.

From The42 American Olympic skater banned for 4 years after doping with fertility drug USADA

American Olympic skater banned for 4 years after doping with fertility drug

Speed skater Chris Creveling was caught with the substance which boosts testosterone levels in the body.

From The42 LA hits back at Paris accusations of buying Facebook likes to aid Olympic bid Thumbs Down

LA hits back at Paris accusations of buying Facebook likes to aid Olympic bid

A report picked up by several media documented a sudden boost in fans on the LA 2024 Facebook page.

From The42 Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned Drugs

Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned

800m winner Maria Savinova has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

From The42 From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise Interview

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

From The42 Irish Olympian Nolan retires from boxing to 'enjoy a few years of hurling' Wave Goodbye

Irish Olympian Nolan retires from boxing to 'enjoy a few years of hurling'

The 29-year-old plays GAA with Oulart the Ballagh.

From The42 38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016 Interview

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

From The42 ‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’ Legend This post contains videos

‘If he were alive now, he wouldn’t go anywhere near an Olympic Games’

Duncan Hamilton speaks to The42 about his new book on the life of Eric Liddell.

From The42 Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games History

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games

David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.

From The42 Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking Looking Back

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

From The42 ‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’ Doubt

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.

From The42 'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years Pitchside Perspective This post contains videos

'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years

The RTÉ reporter has been at the centre of many of the national team’s highs and lows in recent memory.

From The42 83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016 Review

83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016

We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland Rio Tickets

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

From The42 Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team Cool Runnings

Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team

The 34-year-old is joined by fellow Olympic runner Ryan Bailey.

From TheJournal.ie Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around Team Ireland At The áras

Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around

He also had some strong words for Ireland’s sporting bosses. .

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