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Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
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Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter

Updated 21 hours ago 115,749 Views 53 Comments

Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.

'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak
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'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak

Sun 5:25 PM 6,017 Views 6 Comments

‘It feels like the beginning of something very special,’ says the 22-year-old, with his ‘head held higher than ever’.

Barshim and Tamberi on a high in rare Olympic athletics share of gold
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Barshim and Tamberi on a high in rare Olympic athletics share of gold

Sun 2:29 PM 37,192 Views 12 Comments

It is the first time since 1912 that an Olympic track and field event gold has been shared.

The brains behind Irish rowing glory, the vet leading Tyrone and the week's best sportswriting
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# Good Reads

The brains behind Irish rowing glory, the vet leading Tyrone and the week's best sportswriting

Sun 11:40 AM 4,998 Views 0 Comments

Stick the kettle on, take a seat and get stuck into this lot.

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history

Sun 11:25 AM 10,275 Views 2 Comments

The American machine earned the title of world’s fastest swimmer.

'I was told I would need surgery. It would be three or four months until I walk again'
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# Misfortune

'I was told I would need surgery. It would be three or four months until I walk again'

Sat 5:32 PM 10,942 Views 0 Comments

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith opened up about her heartbreaking injury after her exit from the Olympics 100m.

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics
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# Best Buddies

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics

Sat 10:41 AM 13,027 Views 5 Comments

The Irish pair are targeting medals after excellent third rounds.

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot
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# Hard Luck

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot

Sat 9:57 AM 6,954 Views 6 Comments

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are in 13th place overall in the men’s 49er class.

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals
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# Relief

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals

Fri 2:16 PM 7,943 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast boxer suffered a ‘slight strain’ to his ankle after his quarter-final victory.

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics
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# Swimming

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics

Fri 1:16 PM 9,718 Views 12 Comments

Danielle Hill was also in action in the 50m freestyle heats at the Tokyo Games.

'I will always be proud of what I achieved': Michelle Smith congratulates rowers on success
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'I will always be proud of what I achieved': Michelle Smith congratulates rowers on success

Fri 8:19 AM 45,610 Views 0 Comments

Michelle Smith won three gold medals in the 1996 games.

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics
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# Tokyo 2020

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics

Fri 7:51 AM 7,179 Views 4 Comments

The four-time defending Olympic champion pulled out of the team final and the individual all-around final.

Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics
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# State Of Emergency

Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics

Fri 7:33 AM 11,734 Views 5 Comments

“We need to send a strong message,” said Japan’s Health Minister Norihisa Tamura.

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness
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# Unfortunate

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness

Thu 6:24 PM 14,960 Views 3 Comments

The 39-year-old says she had not been feeling well over the past few days.

Richarlison fires Brazil into Olympics quarter-finals and Germany exit tournament
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Richarlison fires Brazil into Olympics quarter-finals and Germany exit tournament

Wed 4:09 PM 5,014 Views 1 Comment

Hosts Japan progressed with a thrashing of France.

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
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Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

Wed 2:33 PM 26,104 Views 25 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s
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Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s

Wed 12:15 PM 9,491 Views 11 Comments

The union has launched a ’7s Legacy Strategy’ as it targets further Olympic qualification.

Daniel Wiffen breaks Irish record to win 800m heat in Tokyo
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# Big Impression

Daniel Wiffen breaks Irish record to win 800m heat in Tokyo

Jul 27th 2021, 1:49 PM 8,297 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old fails to progress to the final however.

'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final
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# Family Pride

'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final

Jul 27th 2021, 11:38 AM 4,626 Views 0 Comments

The Sligo native finished in eighth place in the final of the 100m Breaststroke.

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video
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# Off The Chain

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video

Jul 27th 2021, 9:00 AM 12,095 Views 11 Comments

Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle at the Olympics.

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
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# Concern

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 8:18 AM 3,299 Views 3 Comments

Irish 49er sailing duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are experiencing a delay as a result.

'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut
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# Badminton

'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut

Jul 26th 2021, 1:07 PM 39,309 Views 11 Comments

The 21-year-old made a winning start to his first Games and dedicated the victory to his family.

Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?
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# Your Say

Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?

Jul 26th 2021, 9:25 AM 29,468 Views 58 Comments

This year’s Games kicked off on Friday.

Momiji Nishiya wins first Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold aged just 13
# SKATER GIRL
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# SKATER GIRL

Momiji Nishiya wins first Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold aged just 13

Jul 26th 2021, 8:38 AM 5,572 Views 3 Comments

Japan’s Nishiya finished ahead of Brazil’s Rayssa Leal – also aged 13.

'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors
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# Canoe Slalom

'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors

Jul 26th 2021, 8:32 AM 5,707 Views 1 Comment

“Maybe I had the final in my mind and you can’t be doing that,” he said.

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
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# Second Best

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut

Jul 26th 2021, 3:37 AM 14,841 Views 10 Comments

Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
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# Balineen Bullet

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 AM 41,869 Views 12 Comments

Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
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# Back On Track

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020

Jul 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 6,978 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat
# Heartbreak
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# Heartbreak

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat

Jul 24th 2021, 9:50 AM 15,919 Views 3 Comments

The Dubliner’s gold medal hopes ended cruelly early this morning.

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics
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# Bullseye

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

Jul 24th 2021, 4:11 AM 2,447 Views 1 Comment

A last shot mistake opened the door for Yang to claim the opening medal of the Games.

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
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'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium

Jul 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 10,713 Views 7 Comments

Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
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# Kentaro Kobayashi

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 AM 39,801 Views 48 Comments

Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’
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# Family Affair

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’

Jul 21st 2021, 4:02 PM 6,425 Views 9 Comments

The duo will line up in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday.

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm
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# Brizzie

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm

Jul 21st 2021, 10:56 AM 15,283 Views 15 Comments

The decision means the IOC has now secured hosts for the next three Summer Olympics.

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
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# Out Of Sorts

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics

Jul 19th 2021, 8:44 AM 7,043 Views 10 Comments

The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19
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# Ruled Out

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19

Jul 18th 2021, 10:08 PM 4,503 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old was due to represent the USA in the Tokyo games.

Two South African athletes become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village
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# Olympics

Two South African athletes become the first to test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village

Updated Jul 18th 2021, 12:44 PM 4,171 Views 3 Comments

Football players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, are among 10 new Games-related cases.

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health
# Athletics
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# Athletics

Irish marathon runner Scullion withdraws from Olympics to focus on mental health

Jul 10th 2021, 8:41 PM 14,784 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Games last year.

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
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# Olympics

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,837 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
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# Covid-19

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,272 Views 1 Comment

Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.

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