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#Olympic Games

# olympic-games - Sunday 19 April, 2015

# olympic-games - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream Olympian

Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream

The 25-year-old tweeted the bad news this evening.

# olympic-games - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Photos of the abandoned Olympic Village built for the 1936 games in Nazi Germany will give you chills

The International Olympic Committee granted Germany the right to host in 1931, just as Adolf Hitler was rising to power.

# olympic-games - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The42 ‘Captain Fantastic’ McGinley to lead Irish golf team at 2016 Olympics Mac's Back

‘Captain Fantastic’ McGinley to lead Irish golf team at 2016 Olympics

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport make €2m in funding available for Olympic preparations.

# olympic-games - Friday 28 November, 2014

From The42 Celebrate Sonia O’Sullivan’s birthday with a trip down memory lane The Special One

Celebrate Sonia O’Sullivan’s birthday with a trip down memory lane

One of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes provided us with a litany of standout moments.

# olympic-games - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Here’s what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

# olympic-games - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The42 The Winter Olympics are going to either Oslo, Beijing or Almaty in 2022 Short-list

# olympic-games - Monday 10 March, 2014

From The42 The pressure’s on Neymar at World Cup – Pele Interview

The pressure’s on Neymar at World Cup – Pele

The Brazilian legend is worried about the striker, who is carrying a nation’s hopes into the tournament

# olympic-games - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Shocking video shows Pussy Riot members being whipped and beaten in Sochi Russia This post contains videos

Shocking video shows Pussy Riot members being whipped and beaten in Sochi

The scuffles came a day after the protest punk band’s members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained by police in the Russian Black Sea resort

From The42 Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi Ice Cold

Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi

Finland stunned the hosts in Sochi this afternoon.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From The42 Winter Olympic Village: Day Five Round-Up

Winter Olympic Village: Day Five

History was made in women’s downhill, Germany continued their luge domination and Canada defeated the US in hockey.

# olympic-games - Friday 17 January, 2014

Putin says gay people at Olympics must ‘leave children alone’

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

# olympic-games - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The42 Jimmy Magee: ‘She was tested more often than Shergar’ Case For Defence

Jimmy Magee: ‘She was tested more often than Shergar’

The RTÉ commentator has launched another defence of Michelle Smith.

# olympic-games - Monday 9 September, 2013

From The42 Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We’re still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy Lance Armstrong

Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We’re still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy

IOC still working to recover Armstrong’s time-trial medal from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

# olympic-games - Saturday 7 September, 2013

From The42 Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote Decision Made

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games after landslide IOC vote

The Japanese City was preferred to Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.

# olympic-games - Friday 16 August, 2013

From The42 Rio 2016: RTÉ secure ‘extensive’ Olympic broadcast rights On The Box

Rio 2016: RTÉ secure ‘extensive’ Olympic broadcast rights

The national broadcaster will also host coverage of the Winter Olympics on RTÉ News Now.

# olympic-games - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The42 17 reasons why we’ll never forget Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold-winning performance One Year On

17 reasons why we’ll never forget Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold-winning performance

It’s one year since the Irish boxer’s Olympic triumph.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia

The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From The42 Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better Interview

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better

Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan on how life has changed since London 2012 and how he’s in a much better place as he sets off on the Road to Rio.

# olympic-games - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Pics: Thousands rally in Brazil – but it’s not the first time a sporting event sparks protests

The protests in Brazil this week against the huge costs of hosting the 2014 World Cup follows a tradition of major protests against the World Cup and Olympic Games.

# olympic-games - Friday 21 June, 2013

This video explains why a million Brazilians protested last night

More than one million people are reported to have taken to the streets last night for anti-government protests.

# olympic-games - Friday 22 March, 2013

From The42 Date set for Pistorius bail appeal in South African court Pending

Date set for Pistorius bail appeal in South African court

The athlete is set to learn his fate in relation to the decision on March 28.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

From The42 If the IOC board had looked at these 10 photos this morning, wrestling would be safe 2020 Olympics

If the IOC board had looked at these 10 photos this morning, wrestling would be safe

Officials voted to cut wrestling from the 2020 Olympics earlier today.

From The42 And the loser is… IOC board want to axe wrestling from 2020 Olympics 2020 Vision

And the loser is… IOC board want to axe wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Associated Press reports that wrestling will be dropped by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee.

# olympic-games - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Pursuing Gold: China’s young athletes in training

These 18 amazing images have just been released by a Chinese photo agency.

# olympic-games - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Excited for Sochi? 13 amazing images of ski jumping over Innsbruck This post contains images

Excited for Sochi? 13 amazing images of ski jumping over Innsbruck

Missing London 2012? You’re not the only one.

# olympic-games - Monday 31 December, 2012

From The42 Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics Memories This post contains images

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics

Starring Katie Taylor, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and erm, Boris Johnson.

# olympic-games - Sunday 30 December, 2012

From The42 I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis’ hurdle victory at London 2012 2012 Highlights

I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis’ hurdle victory at London 2012

This was more than just a heptathlon event, it was the moment pressure would either crush or create an Olympic icon.

# olympic-games - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Olympic connections dominate Queen’s list of New Year honours

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.

# olympic-games - Saturday 8 December, 2012

From The42 Baku to host inaugural European Games Preparations

Baku to host inaugural European Games

EOC president Pat Hickey told AFP that the new event was not intended to rival the Olympic Games.

# olympic-games - Monday 26 November, 2012

From The42 Rory McIlroy gets a nod but Britain’s Olympians dominate BBC award shortlist Awards

Rory McIlroy gets a nod but Britain’s Olympians dominate BBC award shortlist

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is the bookmakers’ odds-on favourite.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

From The42 Smith confirmed as new coach of Women’s Irish Hockey team Appointment

Smith confirmed as new coach of Women’s Irish Hockey team

He previously served for six years as Assistant Coach of the New Zealand Men’s team.

# olympic-games - Thursday 8 November, 2012

From The42 Wiggins recovers but British coach injured Relief

Wiggins recovers but British coach injured

The cycling star has left hospital following his bike accident yesterday.

# olympic-games - Sunday 4 November, 2012

From The42 Sochi 2014: Organiser says he is ‘the happiest man in the world’ Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014: Organiser says he is ‘the happiest man in the world’

Dmitry Chernyshenko is hoping the Games, little over a year away, will herald the beginning of a bright new Russia.

# olympic-games - Sunday 21 October, 2012

From The42 54% want Rory McIlroy to declare for Ireland Decision 2016

54% want Rory McIlroy to declare for Ireland

A new poll has shown the majority of Irish people want the world’s best golfer to choose Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games.

# olympic-games - Thursday 4 October, 2012

From The42 And the women’s European athlete of the year is… Stand-out

And the women’s European athlete of the year is…

Jessica Ennis will be awarded the gong after shouldering the host nation’s medal hopes at the Olympic Games.

# olympic-games - Sunday 30 September, 2012

From The42 Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week Boxing

Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week

Another shot at Olympic gold or life as a pro? All will be revealed.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

From The42 Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup Planning

Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup

Hosting the competition in November would mean the club seasons would have to be postponed for over a month.

# olympic-games - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

From The42 Rory McIlroy set to ‘reconsider’ Olympics position Procrastination

Rory McIlroy set to ‘reconsider’ Olympics position

The golfer said the reaction to his suggestion that he feels “more British than Irish” left him with much to contemplate.

# olympic-games - Monday 10 September, 2012

From The42 Rory McIlroy: ‘I’ve always felt more British than Irish’ Rio 2016

Rory McIlroy: ‘I’ve always felt more British than Irish’

The newly-crowned BMW Championship winner will have to nail his colours to the mast ahead of golf’s debut at the Rio Olympics.

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