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#Olympics

# olympics - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

# olympics - Friday 17 February, 2017

It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy

Ross admitted on his return that Pat Hickey ‘ate him for breakfast’

# olympics - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

From The42 Balancing 30+ hours of training a week and a full-time college degree: Ireland's most promising triathlete Fitness

# olympics - Monday 13 February, 2017

New OCI president hopes €800,000 spent on Rio ticketing scandal will be "investment"

Sarah Keane was elected as president of the OCI last Thursday.

# olympics - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI OCI

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI

The CEO of Swim Ireland will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who replaced Pat Hickey last summer.

# olympics - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

From The42 Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals Not So Fast

Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals

Antonina Krivoshapka has been disqualified from the London Olympics.

From The42 OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections Reversal

OCI reverse decision to ban media from presidential elections

The Olympic Council of Ireland elections have traditionally been open to the press.

# olympics - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

From The42 Boxing legend De la Hoya arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Problems

Boxing legend De la Hoya arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

The star was pulled over around 2 a.m. in Pasadena, northeast of downtown Los Angeles

From The42 Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold after Jamaica team-mate tests positive Doping

Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold after Jamaica team-mate tests positive

Nesta Carter was caught after the re-testing of blood and urine samples from the Beijing Games.

# olympics - Monday 23 January, 2017

From The42 British double Olympic champion follows Katie Taylor into pro boxing Switch Hitting

British double Olympic champion follows Katie Taylor into pro boxing

Nicola Adams will make her debut in April.

# olympics - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From The42 Rory McIlroy admits he is unlikely to compete at the 2020 Olympics Olympics

Rory McIlroy admits he is unlikely to compete at the 2020 Olympics

The 27-year-old did not travel to the Rio Olympics earlier this year.

# olympics - Friday 6 January, 2017

From The42 Irish Olympic sailor Saskia Tidey switches to Team GB ahead of Tokyo 2020 Jumping Ship

Irish Olympic sailor Saskia Tidey switches to Team GB ahead of Tokyo 2020

Having represented Ireland at Rio, she qualifies to race for Britain through her father.

# olympics - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes O'donovan Brothers

'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes

The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.

# olympics - Friday 30 December, 2016

Moments that made you glad to call Ireland home this year

It might have been a tough year, but here’s some things to make you smile.

From The42 Euro 2016, Mourinho and what is the time in Rio: Ireland's most Googled sports searches in 2016 Google It

Euro 2016, Mourinho and what is the time in Rio: Ireland's most Googled sports searches in 2016

What is COYBIG and Ireland vs New Zealand were also popular searches.

# olympics - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 Russian Anti-Doping Agency claim official was misquoted over doping cover-up 'admission' Statement

Russian Anti-Doping Agency claim official was misquoted over doping cover-up 'admission'

The New York Times article was published yesterday.

From The42 Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age? Better Way

Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age?

Irish Olympian Scott Evans believes a better system could promote more talent.

# olympics - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From The42 The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold Joy To Despair

The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold

Scottish athlete Eric Liddell led an extraordinary life, as this extract illustrates.

# olympics - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The42 Michael Conlan hit with maximum fine by boxing chiefs for Rio rant Rio 2016

Michael Conlan hit with maximum fine by boxing chiefs for Rio rant

The Belfast fighter was controversially adjudged to have lost to a Russian.

Pat Hickey is back in Ireland and is 'delighted' to be home for Christmas

The former OCI boss arrived in Dublin last night after spending time with family in the UK.

# olympics - Monday 12 December, 2016

It's looking very much like Pat Hickey could be home for Christmas

He could have his passport back later today.

# olympics - Friday 9 December, 2016

From The42 Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement Report

Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement

The widespread doping alleged by the McLaren report was not the result of a state initiative, according to Russia’s Ministry of Sport.

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

# olympics - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Robbie Keane and Olympic heroes honoured as People of the Year

The list also includes some extraordinary acts of heroism.

# olympics - Friday 2 December, 2016

Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received

The ANOC said it was giving Hickey a temporary loan.

# olympics - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

# olympics - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From The42 Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games Guilty

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games

Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.

# olympics - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Pat Hickey is getting his Irish passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil

Hickey has been detained in Brazil since August.

# olympics - Sunday 13 November, 2016

From The42 Usain Bolt set to train with Bundesliga club as he considers football career Bolt From The Blue

Usain Bolt set to train with Bundesliga club as he considers football career

The nine-time Olympic champion is a high-profile Manchester United fan and has made no secret of his love for football.

# olympics - Friday 11 November, 2016

Families and friends who applied for Rio 2016 tickets are being asked to contact inquiry

The Moran Inquiry is looking at the Olympics ticketing scandal.

# olympics - Saturday 5 November, 2016

From The42 Rob Heffernan's brilliant tale of being caught smuggling dodgy DVDs to fund his training Late Late This post contains videos

Rob Heffernan's brilliant tale of being caught smuggling dodgy DVDs to fund his training

But Rob’s Rentals didn’t last long in business.

# olympics - Thursday 3 November, 2016

From The42 Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns Another Departure

Head of the OCI's Crisis Management Committee resigns

Ciarán Ó Catháin stepped down after last night’s meeting.

# olympics - Friday 28 October, 2016

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

# olympics - Monday 24 October, 2016

From The42 Katie Taylor denies reports she's back training in father's gym As You Were

Katie Taylor denies reports she's back training in father's gym

The Irish boxer has rejected claims she’s returning to Bray Boxing Club.

# olympics - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

From The42 Another scandal for Russian sport as IOC strips weightlifter of London silver Positive Test

Another scandal for Russian sport as IOC strips weightlifter of London silver

Apti Aukhadov finished second in the men’s 85kg event four years ago.

From The42 Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade Imposters This post contains videos

Two lads with fake medals blag their way onto Team GB's Olympic 'Heroes' parade

The cheeky pair got past security and onto the women’s hockey team’s float.

# olympics - Monday 17 October, 2016

Three men arrested after fatal shooting of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter

Trinity Gay was shot dead in Kentucky yesterday.

# olympics - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish Olympian received the most adorable fan letter from a little girl Well Played

# olympics - Sunday 2 October, 2016

From The42 Facing reality after Rio: Natalya Coyle riding the crest of the Olympic wave Interview

Facing reality after Rio: Natalya Coyle riding the crest of the Olympic wave

Six weeks after the performance of her life, the modern pentathlete is still on cloud nine as she has seen her profile elevated to new levels.

# olympics - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The42 Rome's mayor has pulled the plug on 'irresponsible' 2024 Olympics bid Rome Rule

Rome's mayor has pulled the plug on 'irresponsible' 2024 Olympics bid

Virginia Raggi said she could not ask the people of Italy to shoulder the debts of hosting the Games.

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