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

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?

20 minutes ago 189 Views 0 Comments

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
From The42
# Thinking It Over

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

2 hours ago 9,881 Views 1 Comment

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

Thu 8:25 AM 68,723 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 24,949 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 2,282 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 2,416 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 7,840 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 8,177 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 8,407 Views 5 Comments

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

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,961 Views 5 Comments

Kellie Harrington is ‘training like an animal’ as she targets an Olympic spot next year.

Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession
# Danger
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# Danger

Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession

Aug 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,832 Views 2 Comments

The experienced 400m sprinter missed out narrowly on reaching the 2012 and 2016 Games.

8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test

Aug 24th 2020, 8:29 PM 5,663 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Jul 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 2,071 Views 2 Comments

Most of those backing a delay or cancellation said they simply didn’t believe the pandemic could be contained in time for the Games.

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

Jul 1st 2020, 5:20 PM 4,118 Views 1 Comment

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,263 Views 8 Comments

Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,536 Views 2 Comments

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
# Dreams
From The42
# Dreams

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,232 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official

May 16th 2020, 1:17 PM 1,705 Views 1 Comment

IOC president, Thomas Bach, admitted this morning the road ahead remains uncertain.

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
# Thomas Barr
From The42
# Thomas Barr

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 20,984 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief

Apr 28th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,594 Views 4 Comments

The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.

'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:16 AM 5,378 Views 1 Comment

Paul and Gary O’Donovan are taking everything – from the Covid-19 crisis to Olympic uncertainty – in their stride.

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
# Column
From The42
# Column

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''

Apr 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,196 Views 5 Comments

Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?
# Podium Finishers
From The42
# Podium Finishers

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?

Apr 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,572 Views 5 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge of Ireland’s Olympic medalists.

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team
# Comeback Girl
From The42
# Comeback Girl

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 9:30 PM 19,410 Views 1 Comment

Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 4,406 Views 0 Comments

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics
# 2021 Vision
From The42
# 2021 Vision

Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics

Mar 31st 2020, 9:10 AM 5,685 Views 1 Comment

Ben Calveley says kick-off times will prevent sports lovers from missing any of the action.

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

Mar 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,231 Views 2 Comments

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 4:17 PM 19,258 Views 7 Comments

Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.

'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'
# On Ice
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# On Ice

'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'

Mar 24th 2020, 3:00 PM 3,206 Views 1 Comment

Katie Mullan, Sean Dancer and the Irish hockey team have had their Olympic dream put on hold.

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 2:20 PM 31,645 Views 22 Comments

Olympic Federation of Ireland says postponement is ‘the right call given the times that we are in’.

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable

Mar 23rd 2020, 9:23 PM 1,966 Views 1 Comment

Dick Pound says the IOC will postpone the Tokyo Olympics and then deal with the “immense” ramifications of putting the Games back.

'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'
# Life After The Olympics
From The42
# Life After The Olympics

'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'

Mar 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 9,107 Views 0 Comments

In part three of our series, Olympian Gavin Noble discusses his transition away from high-level sport.

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

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:11 PM 2,099 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
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,575 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”.

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

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

Mar 21st 2020, 4:21 PM 2,053 Views 4 Comments

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

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

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

Mar 20th 2020, 8:11 AM 2,029 Views 4 Comments

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

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed
# Irish Interest
From The42
# Irish Interest

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed

Mar 19th 2020, 9:55 PM 1,730 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic Federation of Ireland released a lengthy statement this evening.

'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics

Mar 17th 2020, 3:10 PM 1,616 Views 2 Comments

The organisers released a statement this afternoon.

'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics

Mar 17th 2020, 11:12 AM 3,348 Views 0 Comments

Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan is in favour of the Games being rescheduled for 2021.

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'

Mar 17th 2020, 9:51 AM 16,032 Views 1 Comment

Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.

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