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#Olympics

# 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.

# olympics - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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.

# olympics - Friday 26 May, 2017

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.

# olympics - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

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

# olympics - Thursday 4 May, 2017

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.

# olympics - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'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.

# olympics - Thursday 13 April, 2017

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.

# olympics - Sunday 9 April, 2017

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.

# olympics - Thursday 6 April, 2017

From The42 IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme Tokyo 2020

IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme

The international governing body are reviewing its athletics programme in London next week.

# olympics - Saturday 25 March, 2017

From The42 Wiggins vows to 'shock a few people' over doping claims Claim

Wiggins vows to 'shock a few people' over doping claims

The former Team Sky rider added he would have “a lot to say” when UK Anti-Doping finished its investigation.

From The42 'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret' Pull Like A Dog

'We didn't achieve what we had set out to do - we'd like to win in Tokyo, it's not a big secret'

The O’Donovan brothers talk the Rio and the past, how they feel about their media portrayal and what’s coming up next.

# olympics - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From The42 Olympics: Paris and LA interested in 2024 Games only Five Ring Circus

Olympics: Paris and LA interested in 2024 Games only

The consolation prize of the 2028 Olympic Games is of no interest to Paris and Los Angeles.

# olympics - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

From The42 Wada welcomes Putin's comments on Russia anti-doping system Softening

Wada welcomes Putin's comments on Russia anti-doping system

The Russian president says they must heed the demands of the McLaren report.

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