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

Wed 10:00 PM 9,515 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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'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,779 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'
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'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'

Mar 23rd 2021, 2:53 PM 4,949 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
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# Shut Out

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

Mar 4th 2021, 8:45 AM 1,193 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
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Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

Feb 26th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,256 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
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# Going Back Down Under

Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics

Feb 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 2,085 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
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Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,283 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 14,599 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
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# Gold Medal For Sexism

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

Feb 5th 2021, 9:34 AM 3,636 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 28,010 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
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# Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments

Feb 4th 2021, 7:20 AM 30,998 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
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# PlayBook

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:50 AM 2,931 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
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# Optimistic

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

Jan 26th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,408 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
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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 9,184 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?
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# Uncertainty

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?

Jan 19th 2021, 9:46 PM 1,920 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'
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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 18,829 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
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US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters

Jan 14th 2021, 8:25 AM 68,822 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
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Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan

Jan 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 24,965 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
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# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,283 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
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# Tokyo Drift

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

Nov 16th 2020, 7:58 AM 2,417 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 7,855 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
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# Challenge

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

Nov 9th 2020, 10:53 PM 8,182 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
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# Order

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban

Oct 27th 2020, 6:42 PM 8,414 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'
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'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,969 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
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# Danger

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

Aug 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,884 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
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# Concern

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

Aug 24th 2020, 8:29 PM 5,671 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.

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

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Jul 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 2,076 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
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# 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 4,128 Views 1 Comment

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

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
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The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,297 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
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# Challenge

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

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,555 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
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# 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 7,288 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
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# Waiting Game

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

May 16th 2020, 1:17 PM 1,706 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'
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# Thomas Barr

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

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 20,995 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
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# Tokyo Drift

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

Apr 28th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,596 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
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# 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 5,511 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''
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'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 12,210 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?
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# Podium Finishers

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

Apr 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,655 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
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# 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 19,455 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
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# 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 4,419 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
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# 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.

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