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# olympics - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sports fan who attacked man with baseball bat in row over Olympic sailing avoids prison sentence

Patrick O’Reilly became enraged when other drinkers in a Dublin pub began jeering him over his defence of the sport.

# olympics - Saturday 21 April, 2018

From The42 'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food' Interview This post contains videos

'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food'

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on battling Crohn’s disease, funding her dream and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.

# olympics - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From The42 Russia's Olympic ban has been lifted after 'the most difficult months in the history of Russian sports' In The Clear

Russia's Olympic ban has been lifted after 'the most difficult months in the history of Russian sports'

The IOC has deemed the nation compliant after the remaining drug tests from the Winter Olympics were negative.

# olympics - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From The42 The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment Winter Olympics

The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment

Vonn’s last race in South Korea ended without a medal as Michelle Gisin won Alpine combined gold in Pyeongchang.

# olympics - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Just 12 tweets for anyone who has become unexpectedly bet into the Winter Olympics Obsessed

Just 12 tweets for anyone who has become unexpectedly bet into the Winter Olympics

You didn’t love figure skating until right now.

# olympics - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The42 'Love is love': Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics Romance

'Love is love': Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics

It has been hailed by some as a landmark moment in Games history and the footage went viral on social media.

# olympics - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Sally Field tried to set her son up with Olympian Adam Rippon via Twitter Hon The Mammies

# olympics - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From The42 The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of the Olympics Hairpin

The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of the Olympics

The curve is a 45-degree turn that turns athletes to the right before making them adjust to the left coming out of it.

# olympics - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics

The military has stepped in as 41 hospitalised with norovirus.

# olympics - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

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.

# olympics - Saturday 20 January, 2018

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.

# olympics - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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”.

# olympics - Monday 15 January, 2018

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.

# olympics - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

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.

# olympics - Friday 24 November, 2017

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.

# olympics - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

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.

# olympics - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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.

# olympics - Friday 6 October, 2017

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.

# olympics - Thursday 28 September, 2017

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.

# olympics - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'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.

# olympics - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

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.

# olympics - Sunday 10 September, 2017

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

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.

# olympics - Sunday 27 August, 2017

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.

# olympics - Friday 25 August, 2017

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.

# olympics - Thursday 17 August, 2017

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.

# olympics - Monday 14 August, 2017

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’.

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

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

# olympics - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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.

# olympics - Monday 31 July, 2017

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'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.

# olympics - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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.

# olympics - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

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

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

# olympics - Saturday 15 July, 2017

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.

# olympics - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'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.

# olympics - Friday 9 June, 2017

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.

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