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#Athletes

# athletes - Friday 30 April, 2021

Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
# Health And Safety
From The42
# Health And Safety

Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief

Apr 30th 2021, 1:38 PM 1,014 Views 0 Comments

Peter Sherrard says the measures are about trying to minimise risk for those travelling to Japan.

# athletes - Monday 23 October, 2017

Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s
# Drugs In Sport
From The42
# Drugs In Sport

Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s

Oct 23rd 2017, 12:00 PM 19,625 Views 21 Comments

Doctor Xue Yinxian says all medals won during the period should be handed back.

# athletes - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Quiz: Can you match the professional athletes with the songs they released?
# Music
From The42
# Music

Quiz: Can you match the professional athletes with the songs they released?

Oct 13th 2016, 5:00 PM 8,121 Views 13 Comments

We’ve got some Premier League, golf, NBA and boxing legends in here.

# athletes - Thursday 30 June, 2016

New video shows the reaction to girls playing sport
# Like A Girl
# Like A Girl

New video shows the reaction to girls playing sport

Jun 30th 2016, 10:55 AM 19,482 Views 59 Comments

The video by Always is the second attempt to explain what the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ actually means.

# athletes - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players
# Fracture
# Fracture

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players

Mar 8th 2016, 7:29 AM 20,734 Views 15 Comments

The ‘acetabular fracture’ affects the socket of the hip bone.

# athletes - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Alberto Salazar denies allegations: ‘I will never permit doping’
# Response
From The42
# Response

Alberto Salazar denies allegations: ‘I will never permit doping’

Jun 25th 2015, 10:20 AM 5,667 Views 5 Comments

Mo Farah’s coach has vehemently denied what he describes as “false statements”.

# athletes - Saturday 25 October, 2014

10 last-minute marathon panics every runner has
# APPREHENSION
From The42
# APPREHENSION

10 last-minute marathon panics every runner has

Oct 25th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,254 Views 1 Comment

With the Dublin Marathon taking place on Monday, here are some feelings that every amateur athlete will relate to.

# athletes - Friday 22 August, 2014

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study
# Noooooooooo
# Noooooooooo

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

Aug 22nd 2014, 8:11 PM 14,431 Views 58 Comments

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

# athletes - Sunday 15 June, 2014

2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick
# Games
From The42
# Games

2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick

Jun 15th 2014, 5:34 PM 9,511 Views 12 Comments

Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.

# athletes - Sunday 4 May, 2014

18 of the best pics from today's Great Limerick Run as Kenyan runner emerges triumphant
# Slideshow
From The42
# Slideshow

18 of the best pics from today's Great Limerick Run as Kenyan runner emerges triumphant

May 4th 2014, 7:12 PM 18,168 Views 16 Comments

It was another successful year, with roughly 12,000 people believed to have taken part in the event.

# athletes - Monday 21 April, 2014

Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge
# DNA
From The42
# DNA

Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge

Apr 21st 2014, 9:00 AM 11,344 Views 6 Comments

Joesph Dalton explains how his company’s DNA tests can help clubs and athletes at all levels to train smarter.

# athletes - Sunday 20 April, 2014

'This is a market people seriously need to look at' - US rugby combine a success
# Crossover
From The42
# Crossover

'This is a market people seriously need to look at' - US rugby combine a success

Apr 20th 2014, 9:30 AM 15,343 Views 5 Comments

The NFRL hosted its inaugural rugby combine event in Minneapolis two weekends ago, with a number of former NFL players attending.

# athletes - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense
# Points For Sports
# Points For Sports

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense

Mar 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,723 Views 52 Comments

We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.

# athletes - Monday 5 August, 2013

Irish team returns from World Transplant Games with 34 medals
# South Africa
# South Africa

Irish team returns from World Transplant Games with 34 medals

Aug 5th 2013, 4:07 PM 5,504 Views 22 Comments

In total, the team members won an impressive 12 gold medals, 10 silver and 12 bronze.

# athletes - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

16 photos that will give you some perspective on how big NBA players really are
# Big Lads
From The42
# Big Lads

16 photos that will give you some perspective on how big NBA players really are

Jun 11th 2013, 7:14 PM 7,055 Views 5 Comments

Pretty big, I guess.

# athletes - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Pick the country's sexiest sportsman from these 18 studs, Ireland
# Dreamboats
From The42
# Dreamboats

Pick the country's sexiest sportsman from these 18 studs, Ireland

Apr 16th 2013, 1:24 PM 10,372 Views 12 Comments

Paul Green can’t talk his way into this squad.

# athletes - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered
# Road To Rio
From The42
# Road To Rio

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered

Feb 28th 2013, 5:28 PM 908 Views 1 Comment

Despite qualifying two athletes for London 2012, the Sports Council of Ireland may reduce backing for the sporting hopefuls.

# athletes - Monday 17 December, 2012

Olympians live longer than the rest of us
# Longer Lifespan
# Longer Lifespan

Olympians live longer than the rest of us

Dec 17th 2012, 1:27 PM 5,441 Views 14 Comments

On average Olympic athletes live 2.8 years longer than non-Olympians.

# athletes - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Current Affairs
From The Daily Edge
# Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

Oct 6th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,893 Views 4 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?

# athletes - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London

Sep 25th 2012, 11:15 AM 687 Views 0 Comments

In your weekly triathlon round-up, the Irish Junior squad excel in London and more than 200 people brave the waters at Blacksod, Co Mayo.

# athletes - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Pro sports more gay-friendly as athletes speak out
# Modern Times
From The42
# Modern Times

Pro sports more gay-friendly as athletes speak out

Sep 15th 2012, 10:03 PM 13,591 Views 11 Comments

Several stars have called for a change in attitudes as regards homosexuality in sport.

# athletes - Thursday 30 August, 2012

11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony
# Paralympics
From The Daily Edge
# Paralympics

11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony

Aug 30th 2012, 10:33 AM 6,871 Views 9 Comments

Fireworks? Check. Flying wheelchairs? Check. Queen Elizabeth II wearing red earplugs? Check.

# athletes - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance
# At All Costs
From The42
# At All Costs

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:43 PM 1,619 Views 3 Comments

The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.

# athletes - Monday 13 August, 2012

VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians

Aug 13th 2012, 9:45 PM 6,317 Views 9 Comments

Featuring interviews with Katie Taylor, John Joe Nevin and Cian O’Connor, among others.

Poll: Are you now more likely to watch the Paralympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you now more likely to watch the Paralympics?

Aug 13th 2012, 9:53 AM 5,592 Views 35 Comments

The London 2012 Olympics have been haired as one of the most successful Games in modern history – but are you going to watch the Paralympics when it kicks off?

# athletes - Sunday 12 August, 2012

In pictures: London 2012, Day 16
# Final Day
From The42
# Final Day

In pictures: London 2012, Day 16

Aug 12th 2012, 8:27 PM 6,026 Views 1 Comment

The final medals were handed out as Great Britain prepared for a huge send-off.

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians
# NBC
From The Daily Edge
# NBC

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians

Aug 12th 2012, 5:14 PM 22,869 Views 51 Comments

Seriously… what were they thinking?

Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes
# What's Happening
# What's Happening

Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes

Aug 12th 2012, 4:07 PM 13,747 Views 72 Comments

There will be no official event for Team Ireland when they arrive back tomorrow afternoon – but no-one is quite sure why.

# athletes - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap

Jul 28th 2012, 10:23 PM 8,973 Views 8 Comments

A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.

# athletes - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?

Jul 26th 2012, 10:22 AM 3,487 Views 33 Comments

A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?

# athletes - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Say cheese! The headshots on the Olympics website are pretty awkward
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Say cheese! The headshots on the Olympics website are pretty awkward

Jul 24th 2012, 1:07 PM 2,389 Views 4 Comments

Don’t you just hate getting your passport picture taken?

# athletes - Monday 9 July, 2012

Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials

Jul 9th 2012, 12:20 PM 1,161 Views 0 Comments

We might make a similar face if we were dive-bombing a pool from 10 metres.

# athletes - Thursday 5 July, 2012

In pictures: Ireland's Olympic hopefuls get set for London
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

In pictures: Ireland's Olympic hopefuls get set for London

Jul 5th 2012, 8:41 AM 833 Views 0 Comments

The gang’s all here…

# athletes - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Poll: Does having the Olympic flame in Ireland cheer you up?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does having the Olympic flame in Ireland cheer you up?

Jun 6th 2012, 11:03 AM 3,619 Views 49 Comments

The flame is here as part of the relay leading up to the opening ceremony of London 2012. Did having it here this morning affect your mood?

# athletes - Thursday 31 May, 2012

P Diddy's son lands $54,000 college scholarship
# DESERVE IT?
From The Daily Edge
# DESERVE IT?

P Diddy's son lands $54,000 college scholarship

May 31st 2012, 8:30 PM 9,905 Views 27 Comments

UCLA defends athletic scholarship for millionaire Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ son.

# athletes - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Saudi Arabia may not send women to the Olympics
# London 2012
# London 2012

Saudi Arabia may not send women to the Olympics

Apr 5th 2012, 9:15 PM 5,301 Views 42 Comments

The country has never before included women on its Olympic team but the International Olympic Committee had been hopeful it would happen this year.

# athletes - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Carrying a torch: Paul McGrath in pole position to carry Olympic flame
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Carrying a torch: Paul McGrath in pole position to carry Olympic flame

Mar 28th 2012, 1:31 PM 2,080 Views 9 Comments

The Black Pearl of Inchicore has emerged as the favourite to carry the Olympic torch through Dublin and fly the flag for Irish football.

# athletes - Saturday 18 February, 2012

The Simpsons at 500: here are our 9 favourite sporting cameos from Springfield
# Happy Birthday
From The42
# Happy Birthday

The Simpsons at 500: here are our 9 favourite sporting cameos from Springfield

Feb 18th 2012, 9:00 AM 1,926 Views 0 Comments

As Springfield’s finest celebrate their milestone, we look back at some sporting greats who have appeared alongside them.

# athletes - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

Athlete housing 'not fit for humans'
# Commonwealth Games
From The42
# Commonwealth Games

Athlete housing 'not fit for humans'

Sep 21st 2010, 11:28 AM 191 Views 0 Comments

Team Scotland say that athlete’s accommodation needs serious improvement before Games start on 3 October.