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Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
# Public Screening
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# Public Screening

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem

Jul 31st 2021, 3:45 PM 14,977 Views 35 Comments

Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier
# Rethink
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# Rethink

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier

Mar 20th 2020, 2:47 PM 2,247 Views 1 Comment

The uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games means that the June repechage tournament for 7s rugby remains under review.

Wada recommends Russia ban from Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020
# Statement
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# Statement

Wada recommends Russia ban from Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020

Nov 25th 2019, 10:55 PM 17,740 Views 31 Comments

A decision over Russia’s suspension is set to be made on 9 December.

Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea
# Road To Tokyo
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# Road To Tokyo

Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea

Jun 22nd 2019, 4:45 PM 5,014 Views 2 Comments

Three goals in a three-minute spell either side of half time saw Alexander Cox’s men through.

Semenya vows court decision won't hold her back
# Unbowed
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# Unbowed

Semenya vows court decision won't hold her back

May 1st 2019, 7:40 PM 4,859 Views 3 Comments

The South African athlete has 30 days to appeal the decision, a challenge that would be heard by the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'
# Sports Psychology
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# Sports Psychology

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'

Apr 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 20,764 Views 1 Comment

Olympic medallist Annie Vernon chats about her new book ‘Mind Games’.

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls
# 2020 Vision
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# 2020 Vision

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls

Sep 17th 2018, 2:18 PM 5,013 Views 0 Comments

A European tournament or World Rugby repechage will serve as Ireland’s best chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.

WATCH: 'It's just a standard Monday night in Skibbereen' - the O'Donovans are welcomed home
# Skibb
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# Skibb

WATCH: 'It's just a standard Monday night in Skibbereen' - the O'Donovans are welcomed home

Aug 30th 2016, 12:21 AM 19,222 Views 18 Comments

There was only one place to be tonight.

Team Ireland visited the Áras today and there were smiles all around
# Team Ireland At The áras
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# Team Ireland At The áras

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

Aug 28th 2016, 2:03 PM 25,935 Views 36 Comments

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

Usain Bolt's mam didn't look all that impressed with another Olympic gold last night
# Playing It Cool
# Playing It Cool

Usain Bolt's mam didn't look all that impressed with another Olympic gold last night

Aug 19th 2016, 8:17 AM 5,555 Views 1 Comment

So used to it at this stage.

There's been a massive backlash against this very public Olympics proposal last night
# Not Here
# Not Here

There's been a massive backlash against this very public Olympics proposal last night

Aug 15th 2016, 11:20 AM 10,542 Views 5 Comments

Right beside the podium.

This man is one win away from being the first Olympic and UFC champion
# History
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# History

This man is one win away from being the first Olympic and UFC champion

Feb 11th 2016, 2:48 PM 7,418 Views 4 Comments

“I would hope the people would see me as probably the greatest combat athlete to compete in the sport.”

Pistorius set to remain in jail
# Parole
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# Parole

Pistorius set to remain in jail

Oct 5th 2015, 9:30 PM 17,047 Views 20 Comments

A decision on whether or not to grant the athlete parole has been delayed until Monday.

O'Mahony's try-saving tackle on Italy lock turned out to be a game-saver
# Overpowering Furno
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# Overpowering Furno

O'Mahony's try-saving tackle on Italy lock turned out to be a game-saver

Oct 4th 2015, 8:10 PM 3,093 Views 9 Comments

There weren’t many other highlights from Ireland’s win over the Azzurri.

'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time
# Steady As She Goes
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# Steady As She Goes

'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

Aug 1st 2015, 6:00 PM 5,324 Views 1 Comment

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

This week’s vital property news: Repaying bailouts and Bertie Ahern political HQ
# Shovel Ready
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# Shovel Ready

This week’s vital property news: Repaying bailouts and Bertie Ahern political HQ

Mar 13th 2015, 9:41 AM 3,014 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

Michael Phelps handed six-month ban for drink driving
# Dropped
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# Dropped

Michael Phelps handed six-month ban for drink driving

Oct 6th 2014, 9:51 PM 3,204 Views 5 Comments

The 18-time Olympic swim champion has been dropped from the 2015 world championships roster.

Column: Don't turn up your nose at 'celebrity candidates' like Kenny Egan
# Ready To Rumble
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# Ready To Rumble

Column: Don't turn up your nose at 'celebrity candidates' like Kenny Egan

Feb 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 35 Views 56 Comments

In Ireland ‘celebrity’ candidates are typically drawn from the sporting world – while in the US they’re often actors. Either way, don’t underestimate the potent blend of skills, experience and dynamism they bring to politics, writes Larry Donnelly.

Jamaican bobsled team on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 Olympics
# Cool Runnings
# Cool Runnings

Jamaican bobsled team on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 Olympics

Jan 17th 2014, 4:32 PM 7,570 Views 12 Comments

Jamaica we have a bobsled team.

VIDEO: Without doubt the flukiest handball goal we've ever seen
# Bizarre
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# Bizarre

VIDEO: Without doubt the flukiest handball goal we've ever seen

Feb 23rd 2013, 10:04 AM 1,500 Views 1 Comment

A French goalkeeper accidentally scores on his opposite number with an outstretched leg.

Olympians live longer than the rest of us
# Longer Lifespan
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# Longer Lifespan

Olympians live longer than the rest of us

Dec 17th 2012, 1:27 PM 5,444 Views 14 Comments

On average Olympic athletes live 2.8 years longer than non-Olympians.

Olympics: India suspended from IOC - source
# Ruling
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# Ruling

Olympics: India suspended from IOC - source

Dec 4th 2012, 3:35 PM 615 Views 0 Comments

The suspension comes amid an ongoing row between the Indian Olympic Association and the organisation.

Olympic gold medallist Rudisha visits DCU as Irish missionary is honoured
# Recognition
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# Recognition

Olympic gold medallist Rudisha visits DCU as Irish missionary is honoured

Oct 19th 2012, 4:56 PM 1,335 Views 0 Comments

The Kenyan legend was in Dublin to attend an event for his mentor Brother Colm O’Connell.

Armstrong's Olympic medal facing scrutiny
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Armstrong's Olympic medal facing scrutiny

Oct 16th 2012, 7:12 PM 1,255 Views 0 Comments

The American cyclist has been urged to come clean over doping allegations by the International Olympic Committee’s vice president.

Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians

Sep 28th 2012, 6:50 PM 874 Views 0 Comments

Bronze Medal winner Cian O’Connor competes in China while triathlete Aileen Morrison is in Yokohama, Japan.

LOST: One iPhone belonging to Michael Conlan
# Appeal
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# Appeal

LOST: One iPhone belonging to Michael Conlan

Aug 16th 2012, 1:39 PM 5,830 Views 1 Comment

If you have it, we’d advise you to give it back before things get ugly.

Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win
# Katie Taylor
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# Katie Taylor

Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win

Aug 9th 2012, 9:06 PM 8,708 Views 18 Comments

A massive crowd gathered in the 26-year-old’s home town of Bray to watch the fight… and they weren’t disappointed.

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed
# Tumblr Of The Day
# Tumblr Of The Day

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed

Aug 9th 2012, 11:14 AM 14,781 Views 1 Comment

And nor should you be.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 2 From The42
Live Jul 29th 2012, 7:40 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 2

London tower block residents lose appeal against missiles on roof
# Missiles
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# Missiles

London tower block residents lose appeal against missiles on roof

Jul 10th 2012, 4:07 PM 5,359 Views 10 Comments

The missiles are to be placed on the roof of the complex for the duration of the Olympic Games.

'Robbie Keane can have my record', says Ireland's leading goalscorer
# Prolific
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# Prolific

'Robbie Keane can have my record', says Ireland's leading goalscorer

Jun 6th 2012, 12:33 PM 770 Views 0 Comments

Honoured torch-bearer Olivia O’Toole says she would be more than happy for her male counterpart to overhaul her tally.

Olympic torch starts five-day tour of Northern Ireland
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Olympic torch starts five-day tour of Northern Ireland

Jun 3rd 2012, 10:04 AM 1,922 Views 10 Comments

The flame will cross the border and tour Dublin on Wednesday morning.

Irish women's hockey team thrash Mexico in Olympics qualifier
# Winning
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# Winning

Irish women's hockey team thrash Mexico in Olympics qualifier

Mar 20th 2012, 6:28 PM 1,041 Views 0 Comments

Goals from Cliodhna Sargent, Audrey O’Flynn and Emma Smyth helped Gene Muller’s side to a straightforward victory.

Olympic Flame to burn bright in Ireland
# London2012
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# London2012

Olympic Flame to burn bright in Ireland

Mar 19th 2012, 1:13 PM 3,353 Views 4 Comments

The torch will visit Dublin on day 19 of its 70-day relay journey, on Wednesday 6 June this year. 8,000 volunteers will help it travel 8,000 miles across the UK and Ireland.

Sprinter secures sponsorship deal despite eBay collapse
# London Calling
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# London Calling

Sprinter secures sponsorship deal despite eBay collapse

Jan 18th 2012, 12:32 PM 451 Views 0 Comments

Olympic hopeful has finally found funding to fuel his dream of gold this summer.