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From TheJournal.ie Up to 175 years in jail for disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Jailed

Up to 175 years in jail for disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor

More than 100 women and girls accused Nassar of a pattern of serial abuse.

From The42 'I didn't want to be alive' - Michael Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression Deep End

'I didn't want to be alive' - Michael Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

“After every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression,” the 32-year-old Phelps said.

From TheJournal.ie Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics Unity

Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

From The42 Olympic champion Simone Biles reveals she was sexually abused by ex-US team doctor Metoo

Olympic champion Simone Biles reveals she was sexually abused by ex-US team doctor

Larry Nassar was last month jailed for 60 years for child porn charges.

From The42 ‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’ Highs And Lows

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’

Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.

From The42 Why calls to include eSports in the Olympics have been met with a mixed reaction Split This post contains videos

Why calls to include eSports in the Olympics have been met with a mixed reaction

Many professional gamers believe becoming an Olympic sport would be a step in the wrong direction.

From The42 Gold-medal bobsledder Zubkov stripped of Olympic titles Bites The Dust

Gold-medal bobsledder Zubkov stripped of Olympic titles

Four more Russian athletes have been banned from competing due to anti-doping rule violations.

From TheJournal.ie USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to molesting young gymnasts Child Abuse

USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to molesting young gymnasts

Dr Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas said they were among his victims.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation Welcome Development

Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation

In August it emerged that the OCI was locked into a “pretty watertight” contract with THG.

From The42 Olympian representative calls for athletes to be chipped to combat doping A Dog's Life

Olympian representative calls for athletes to be chipped to combat doping

WOA boss Mike Miller wants the imminent technology advancement put to use.

From The42 Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank Secret Stash

Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank

Carlos Nuzman is alleged to have paid off colleagues in return for them voting in favour of the Brazilian city being Olympic host.

From The42 Russia issues arrest warrant for whistleblower who exposed state-sponsored doping Wanted

Russia issues arrest warrant for whistleblower who exposed state-sponsored doping

Grigory Rodchenkov fled to the US where he revealed the extent of the drug problem in Russian sports.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing Starter's Orders This post contains videos

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing

‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.

From The42 The host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics have been revealed The Five Rings

The host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics have been revealed

Paris will host the 2024 Games, while Los Angeles will stage the 2028 edition.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016 Withheld Funds

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016

The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey resigns from the IOC's executive board 'with immediate effect' Olympics Board

Pat Hickey resigns from the IOC's executive board 'with immediate effect'

The news follows confirmation of a November date for his Brazil trial earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's trial date in Brazil set for November Rio Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey's trial date in Brazil set for November

Prosecutors said that if Hickey doesn’t attend the trial, he would forfeit the €400,000 bond he paid.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story Lilywhite Lightning

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story

Eric Donovan never achieved his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following his journey towards redemption.

From The42 Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story

Eric Donovan never achieved his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following his journey towards redemption.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe

The 226-page report into the ticketing scandal has been published online this afternoon.

From The42 Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete Indignation This post contains videos

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair' 2016 Olympics

Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'

A report on the ticket scandal is due to be published today.

From The42 Olympic swimmer who was involved in false robbery claims returns to the pool after 10-month ban Back In The Water

Olympic swimmer who was involved in false robbery claims returns to the pool after 10-month ban

Ryan Lochte was at the centre of a scandal during the Rio Games last year.

From The42 Paris set for 2024 Olympics as LA agrees to wait until 2028 Get In Line

Paris set for 2024 Olympics as LA agrees to wait until 2028

It will be the first Olympic Games in the US since the Salt Lake City hosted the winter edition in 2002.

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career

The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.

From The42 RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and the Euros Media And Arts

RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and the Euros

The public broadcaster said it was a ‘challenging’ financial period.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and 1916 commemorations No Cash In The Static

RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and 1916 commemorations

The public broadcaster said it was a ‘challenging’ financial period.

From The42 Olympic gold medalist ingested banned substance from kissing his girlfriend Bad Kisses

Olympic gold medalist ingested banned substance from kissing his girlfriend

American athlete Gil Roberts was cleared of doping after kissing his girlfriend.

From TheJournal.ie 'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics Minister For The Olympics

'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics

Meanwhile, Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said Ireland should look into hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

From The42 Mixed-gender events approved for 2020 Olympic Games Equality

Mixed-gender events approved for 2020 Olympic Games

Men and women will compete together in the 4x400m relay, swimming, archery, judo and cycling in Tokyo.

From The42 Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal Rio 2016

Lochte considered suicide after Rio Olympics scandal

The Olympic swimmer said he hit his lowest point in the wake of the controversy.

From The42 From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer

Eric “Lilywhite Lightning” Donovan has set his sights on being European champion.

From TheJournal.ie Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals Rusting

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.

From The42 Men and women competing in the same event at the Olympics could soon be a reality Idea

Men and women competing in the same event at the Olympics could soon be a reality

The initiative is reportedly being considered to ramp up interest in athletics.

From TheJournal.ie 'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB' Green Blood

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

From The42 One of Ireland's greatest-ever athletes on 'never retiring' Addiction

One of Ireland's greatest-ever athletes on 'never retiring'

Catherina McKiernan tells The42 about how running has shaped her life since childhood.

From The42 'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB' Green Blood

'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'

Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.

From The42 Doping should be made a criminal offence - Paula Radcliffe Drastic Action

Doping should be made a criminal offence - Paula Radcliffe

The former Olympian outlined her reasons for the proposed action on BBC radio.

From The42 ‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’ Interview

‘I’d built up so much pride off the Olympics and then here I was… Like a complete novice!’

Irish rower Claire Lambe chats to The42 about helping Cambridge win the Boat Race and getting used to life after Rio 2016.