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

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

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

From The42 The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists? Podium Finishers This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity' On Ice

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

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

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

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021

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

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

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable

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'

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

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

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

The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.

From The42 'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk' Tokyo 2020

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

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

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

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

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

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

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

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

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

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

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

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

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

The organisers released a statement this afternoon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled' Against The Tide

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'

In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.

From The42 'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics Improvement

'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics

It’s been a week to remember for track cyclist Lydia Gurley and her team-mate Lydia Boylan, following their success at the World Championships.

From The42 IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland 7s

IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland

The union had concerns over the costs of bringing the crucial repechage onto home soil.

From The42 Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister Coronavirus

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister

Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.

From The42 The melancholy of the former distance runner Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

From The42 Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics Progress

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics

It’s been a day to remember for Felix English and Mark Downey.

From The42 More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution Rubber Sole

More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution

The Alphaflys will make their debut at the US Olympic trials this weekend, exposing the weak leadership of World Athletics.

From The42 Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya Road To Tokyo

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

From The42 Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May Under Threat

Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May

Games under threat as more than 2,600 deaths, 77,000 infections linked to fast-spreading virus.

From The42 Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up Staying At Home

Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up

The winger was left disappointed after the Gunners decided to keep him out of a pre-Olympic tournament.

From The42 Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end Tennis

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

From The42 The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions Looking Ahead

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.

From The42 'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong' Golden Years

'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'

Ronnie Delany’s gold at the Melbourne Olympics changed the way the world looked at Ireland.

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