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Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
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# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
# Olympics
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# Olympics

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

16 hours ago 38,742 Views 82 Comments

Kiwi officials made a groundbreaking call on ‘a highly sensitive and complex issue.’

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
# Tokyo
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# Tokyo

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal

17 hours ago 6,297 Views 3 Comments

Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over

Sat 6:04 PM 12,119 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Lochte’s bid to make a fifth Games ended in an emotional 200m medley defeat.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
# Slow Vaccine Rollout
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# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Sat 11:26 AM 13,085 Views 5 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
# Opting Out
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# Opting Out

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics

Thu 8:49 PM 4,526 Views 4 Comments

The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'
# Tokyo Drift
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# Tokyo Drift

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:37 PM 2,552 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man on all things Tokyo as uncertainty reigns over the rescheduled Games.

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
# 2021 Games
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# 2021 Games

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,240 Views 0 Comments

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians

May 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 28,668 Views 2 Comments

Chris O’Donnell was a part of the mixed 4x400m relay team that sealed Ireland’s qualification earlier this month.

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer
# Tokyo Rift
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# Tokyo Rift

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer

May 17th 2021, 8:26 AM 6,928 Views 8 Comments

There’s less than 10 weeks to go to the virus-postponed Tokyo Games.

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'
# Old-fashioned Trolling
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# Old-fashioned Trolling

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'

May 16th 2021, 9:00 AM 13,529 Views 0 Comments

Derval O’Rourke on why it is important to show respect to all Irish athletes who compete at the Olympics.

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
# Unacceptable
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# Unacceptable

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'

Updated May 13th 2021, 12:21 PM 35,524 Views 38 Comments

Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official
# Full Steam Ahead
From The42
# Full Steam Ahead

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official

May 8th 2021, 10:10 AM 6,782 Views 5 Comments

The Tokyo Games are due to start on 23 July, though polls show that most Japanese people support cancellation or another delay.

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
# Historic
From The42
# Historic

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

May 6th 2021, 8:02 AM 10,660 Views 21 Comments

Laurel Hubbard is on the verge of reaching the Tokyo Olympics under coronavirus-enforced new qualifying rules.

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams
# Tokyo Games
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# Tokyo Games

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams

Apr 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 2,051 Views 0 Comments

Cities and towns in Japan are reconsidering whether to accommodate teams over Covid-19 measures.

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
# Aoife Cooke
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# Aoife Cooke

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo

Apr 25th 2021, 2:22 PM 4,702 Views 3 Comments

Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
# Ruled Out
From The42
# Ruled Out

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics

Apr 16th 2021, 12:28 PM 4,125 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
# Tokyo
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# Tokyo

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region

Apr 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,541 Views 5 Comments

Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
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# Tokyo

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,788 Views 3 Comments

Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'
# AIM
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# AIM

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'

Mar 23rd 2021, 2:53 PM 4,971 Views 1 Comment

After a fantastic season, Nadia Power feels there is plenty more work to be done.

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
# Shut Out
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# Shut Out

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media

Mar 4th 2021, 8:45 AM 1,200 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
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# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

Feb 26th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,260 Views 3 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics
# Going Back Down Under
From The42
# Going Back Down Under

Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics

Feb 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 2,093 Views 0 Comments

The IOC have given the Australian city the status of preferred bidder, with no other cities currently in the process.

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
# Problems
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# Problems

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,289 Views 2 Comments

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture

Feb 12th 2021, 7:23 AM 14,613 Views 18 Comments

One of just two women in Japan’s cabinet has been mooted as a possible successor.

'Speechless': Anger grows over Tokyo 2020 chief's sexist comments
# Gold Medal For Sexism
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# Gold Medal For Sexism

'Speechless': Anger grows over Tokyo 2020 chief's sexist comments

Feb 5th 2021, 9:34 AM 3,639 Views 2 Comments

Olympic medallists, Japanese sports officials and local volunteers have lambasted the former prime minister’s comments about women.

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 28,021 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.

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments
# Yoshiro Mori
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# Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments

Feb 4th 2021, 7:20 AM 31,009 Views 24 Comments

Yoshiro Mori prompted outrage in Japan for saying that women speak too much in meetings.

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined
# PlayBook
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# PlayBook

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:50 AM 2,935 Views 0 Comments

All visitors to Tokyo will be required to present proof of a recent negative test upon arrival, but vaccination will not be a condition of entry.

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
# Optimistic
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# Optimistic

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah

Jan 26th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,417 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.

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 9,193 Views 10 Comments

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

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?

Jan 19th 2021, 9:46 PM 1,924 Views 1 Comment

A London 2012 chief reckons it’s ‘unlikely,’ while the World Athletics president believes a very different Games will take place.

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
# Thinking It Over
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# Thinking It Over

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'

Jan 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,865 Views 2 Comments

Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters
# Investigation
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# Investigation

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters

Jan 14th 2021, 8:25 AM 68,835 Views 21 Comments

Klete Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the Capitol after violent protesters broke through.

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan

Jan 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 24,968 Views 15 Comments

Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020/21
From The42
# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,287 Views 1 Comment

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

Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans

Nov 16th 2020, 7:58 AM 2,421 Views 1 Comment

The Games are scheduled to start on 23 July next year.

The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team
# Twist Of Fate
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# Twist Of Fate

The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team

Nov 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,871 Views 0 Comments

Nicci Daly worked with the Juncos Racing team for two years.

Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown

Nov 9th 2020, 10:53 PM 8,188 Views 8 Comments

The athlete is set to take part in British TV reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban
# Order
From The42
# Order

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban

Oct 27th 2020, 6:42 PM 8,422 Views 5 Comments

The American is set to miss next year’s Olympics.

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