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# olympics - Thursday 13 May, 2021

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
# Unacceptable
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# Unacceptable

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'

Updated Thu 12:21 PM 34,353 Views 38 Comments

Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.

# olympics - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official
# Full Steam Ahead
From The42
# Full Steam Ahead

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official

May 8th 2021, 10:10 AM 6,767 Views 5 Comments

The Tokyo Games are due to start on 23 July, though polls show that most Japanese people support cancellation or another delay.

# olympics - Thursday 6 May, 2021

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
# Historic
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# Historic

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

May 6th 2021, 8:02 AM 10,603 Views 21 Comments

Laurel Hubbard is on the verge of reaching the Tokyo Olympics under coronavirus-enforced new qualifying rules.

# olympics - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams
# Tokyo Games
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# Tokyo Games

No change for Irish camp as hundreds of Japanese cities rethink plans to host Olympic teams

Apr 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 2,038 Views 0 Comments

Cities and towns in Japan are reconsidering whether to accommodate teams over Covid-19 measures.

# olympics - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
# Aoife Cooke
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# Aoife Cooke

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo

Apr 25th 2021, 2:22 PM 4,612 Views 3 Comments

Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.

# olympics - Friday 16 April, 2021

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
# Ruled Out
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# Ruled Out

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics

Apr 16th 2021, 12:28 PM 4,117 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.

# olympics - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region

Apr 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,539 Views 5 Comments

Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.

# olympics - Thursday 25 March, 2021

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,786 Views 3 Comments

Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.

# olympics - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'
# AIM
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# AIM

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'

Mar 23rd 2021, 2:53 PM 4,962 Views 1 Comment

After a fantastic season, Nadia Power feels there is plenty more work to be done.

# olympics - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
# Shut Out
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# Shut Out

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media

Mar 4th 2021, 8:45 AM 1,194 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.

# olympics - Friday 26 February, 2021

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

Feb 26th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,256 Views 3 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

# olympics - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics
# Going Back Down Under
From The42
# Going Back Down Under

Brisbane the frontrunner to host 2032 Olympics

Feb 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 2,090 Views 0 Comments

The IOC have given the Australian city the status of preferred bidder, with no other cities currently in the process.

# olympics - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
# Problems
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# Problems

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,285 Views 2 Comments

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.

# olympics - Friday 12 February, 2021

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture

Feb 12th 2021, 7:23 AM 14,607 Views 18 Comments

One of just two women in Japan’s cabinet has been mooted as a possible successor.

# olympics - Friday 5 February, 2021

'Speechless': Anger grows over Tokyo 2020 chief's sexist comments
# Gold Medal For Sexism
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# Gold Medal For Sexism

'Speechless': Anger grows over Tokyo 2020 chief's sexist comments

Feb 5th 2021, 9:34 AM 3,638 Views 2 Comments

Olympic medallists, Japanese sports officials and local volunteers have lambasted the former prime minister’s comments about women.

# olympics - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?
# Tokyo 2021
# Tokyo 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?

Feb 4th 2021, 8:53 AM 28,018 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns the Olympic Games may not go ahead this year in Tokyo given the situation in many countries due to Covid-19.

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments
# Yoshiro Mori
# Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments

Feb 4th 2021, 7:20 AM 31,006 Views 24 Comments

Yoshiro Mori prompted outrage in Japan for saying that women speak too much in meetings.

# olympics - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined
# PlayBook
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# PlayBook

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:50 AM 2,933 Views 0 Comments

All visitors to Tokyo will be required to present proof of a recent negative test upon arrival, but vaccination will not be a condition of entry.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
# Optimistic
From The42
# Optimistic

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah

Jan 26th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,411 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.

# olympics - Friday 22 January, 2021

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,188 Views 10 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

# olympics - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?

Jan 19th 2021, 9:46 PM 1,921 Views 1 Comment

A London 2012 chief reckons it’s ‘unlikely,’ while the World Athletics president believes a very different Games will take place.

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
# Thinking It Over
From The42
# Thinking It Over

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'

Jan 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,844 Views 2 Comments

Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.

# olympics - Thursday 14 January, 2021

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters

Jan 14th 2021, 8:25 AM 68,827 Views 21 Comments

Klete Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the Capitol after violent protesters broke through.

# olympics - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan

Jan 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 24,965 Views 15 Comments

Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.

# olympics - Friday 11 December, 2020

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020/21
From The42
# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,285 Views 1 Comment

The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.

# olympics - Monday 16 November, 2020

Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans

Nov 16th 2020, 7:58 AM 2,419 Views 1 Comment

The Games are scheduled to start on 23 July next year.

# olympics - Thursday 12 November, 2020

The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team
# Twist Of Fate
From The42
# Twist Of Fate

The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team

Nov 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,862 Views 0 Comments

Nicci Daly worked with the Juncos Racing team for two years.

# olympics - Monday 9 November, 2020

Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown

Nov 9th 2020, 10:53 PM 8,186 Views 8 Comments

The athlete is set to take part in British TV reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.

# olympics - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban
# Order
From The42
# Order

World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban

Oct 27th 2020, 6:42 PM 8,420 Views 5 Comments

The American is set to miss next year’s Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,971 Views 5 Comments

Kellie Harrington is ‘training like an animal’ as she targets an Olympic spot next year.

Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession
# Danger
From The42
# Danger

Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession

Aug 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,900 Views 2 Comments

The experienced 400m sprinter missed out narrowly on reaching the 2012 and 2016 Games.

# olympics - Monday 24 August, 2020

8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test

Aug 24th 2020, 8:29 PM 5,672 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.

# olympics - Monday 20 July, 2020

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Jul 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 2,078 Views 2 Comments

Most of those backing a delay or cancellation said they simply didn’t believe the pandemic could be contained in time for the Games.

# olympics - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

Jul 1st 2020, 5:20 PM 4,131 Views 1 Comment

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

# olympics - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,309 Views 8 Comments

Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.

# olympics - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,561 Views 2 Comments

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# olympics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
# Dreams
From The42
# Dreams

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,316 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.

# olympics - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official

May 16th 2020, 1:17 PM 1,706 Views 1 Comment

IOC president, Thomas Bach, admitted this morning the road ahead remains uncertain.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
# Thomas Barr
From The42
# Thomas Barr

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 21,001 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.

# olympics - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief

Apr 28th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,596 Views 4 Comments

The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.

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