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#Olympics

# olympics - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From The42 Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion History Maker

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

# olympics - Sunday 29 December, 2019

From The42 'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking One Step At A Time

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking

Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''

Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 21 December, 2019

From The42 Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo Jack's The Lad

Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo

Dubliner makes history as the first Irish taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

From The42 Overnight alarms to be set as Ireland learn 2020 Olympic hockey schedule Tokyo Drift

Overnight alarms to be set as Ireland learn 2020 Olympic hockey schedule

The Green Army open their bid in Tokyo against South Africa.

# olympics - Friday 13 December, 2019

From The42 Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80 RIP

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80

Peter Snell was the first male athlete to win the 800m-1500m double at an Olympics since 1920.

# olympics - Monday 9 December, 2019

From The42 Russia banned for four years from global sporting events including the Olympics Doping

Russia banned for four years from global sporting events including the Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced the suspension this morning.

# olympics - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me' Next Generation

'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'

Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.

# olympics - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

From The42 Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend Family Matters

Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend

‘I think my mother is still genuinely waiting for her to get a real job.’

# olympics - Monday 25 November, 2019

From The42 'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics' Home Girl

'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics'

The42 takes a visit to Cobh, the hometown of Irish sporting legend, Sonia O’Sullivan.

# olympics - Monday 18 November, 2019

From The42 Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics Accommodation

Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.

# olympics - Monday 4 November, 2019

From The42 'We weren’t going to give up this again' - Ireland hero rejoices after scoring in sudden death drama Ticket To Tokyo

'We weren’t going to give up this again' - Ireland hero rejoices after scoring in sudden death drama

Chloe Watkins showed nerves of steel to help her side secure Olympic qualification.

# olympics - Sunday 3 November, 2019

From The42 'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure Speechless

'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure

The Green Army secured their place at the Olympics after a two-legged battle with Canada.

# olympics - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From The42 Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance Green Army

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance

Sean Dancer’s side were unable to break the deadlock at a very wet Energia Park.

From The42 'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address' Looking Forward

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'

The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.

# olympics - Friday 1 November, 2019

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier

Philip Matthews, father of hockey star Hannah Matthews, is among those who are getting Energia Park in order for this weekend.

# olympics - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

From The42 Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust' Transparency

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'

Judges will press a button when they mark blows and their decisions will be immediately shown on a screen.

# olympics - Sunday 27 October, 2019

From The42 'I would want her out of the game. I'm hoping this is her last fight' - Irish Olympic champion on Taylor Advice

'I would want her out of the game. I'm hoping this is her last fight' - Irish Olympic champion on Taylor

Michael Carruth believes that the world champion should hang up her gloves while she’s at the top.

From The42 Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada Away Win

Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada

Ireland’s men ran out 5-3 winners in Vancouver on Saturday.

# olympics - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From The42 Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships Success

Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships

The 21-year-old was first up and last to qualify today.

# olympics - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From The42 Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign Changes

Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign

The Dubliner won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the discipline.

# olympics - Monday 23 September, 2019

From The42 Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies' Doping

Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'

In another blow, the IAAF maintained a ban on the Russian athletics federation.

# olympics - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain

Blanca Fernández Ochoa was last seen on 24 August.

# olympics - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

# olympics - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?

How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.

# olympics - Thursday 15 August, 2019

From The42 British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together Disaster

British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together

Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown won’t be doing this again.

# olympics - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Britain to mint 'millions' of commemorative 50p Brexit coins ahead of 31 October

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Sajid Javid wants production ramped up.

# olympics - Thursday 8 August, 2019

From The42 Nine-time Olympic gold medalist slams 'racist and a misogynist' Trump and backs equal pay in sport Gender Parity

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist slams 'racist and a misogynist' Trump and backs equal pay in sport

Carl Lewis also supports the USA women’s soccer team who filed a discrimination lawsuit this year.

# olympics - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

From The42 McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret Tokyo 2020

McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret

The Northern Irishman is on home soil for this week’s 148th Open Championship.

# olympics - Monday 15 July, 2019

From The42 Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# olympics - Sunday 14 July, 2019

From The42 Ireland 7s Olympic dream remains intact after men's side secure 2020 World Repechage place Still Standing

Ireland 7s Olympic dream remains intact after men's side secure 2020 World Repechage place

The women’s side crashed out this morning after defeat to England.

# olympics - Monday 17 June, 2019

From The42 The gold and silver medalists from the Rio 2016 women's marathon have now been banned for doping Joke

The gold and silver medalists from the Rio 2016 women's marathon have now been banned for doping

Silver medalist Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa has today been suspended for four years having been provisionally banned since last month.

# olympics - Sunday 9 June, 2019

From The42 Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain Tokyo 2020

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain

The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.

# olympics - Thursday 6 June, 2019

From The42 Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome Athletics

Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome

The Waterford native missed out on a podium place, but improved on his performance in Stockholm last week.

# olympics - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

From The42 'The IAAF will not drug me' - Semenya lodges appeal over gender ruling to top Switzerland court Not Giving Up

'The IAAF will not drug me' - Semenya lodges appeal over gender ruling to top Switzerland court

The double Olympic 800m champion lost her case against controversial IAAF rules forcing her to lower her testosterone levels.

# olympics - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

From The42 The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved Controversy

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

The outcome has been hailed as a step in the right direction for the sport.

# olympics - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

From The42 Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body And Still?

Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body

‘Today’s decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing,’ IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.

From The42 Olympic swimming champion retires at 22 after missing 3 doping tests Wave Goodbye

Olympic swimming champion retires at 22 after missing 3 doping tests

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte is ending her career in the sport.

# olympics - Saturday 18 May, 2019

From The42 'I’m very happy with that': Thomas Barr records fastest-ever season opener in China Diamond League

'I’m very happy with that': Thomas Barr records fastest-ever season opener in China

The 26-year-old now turns his attention to the IAAF World Championships at the end of September.

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