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Committee Member Says Tokyo Olympics Will Be Postponed

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An established International Olympic Committee member has said that the Tokyo Olympics set to take place this summer will be postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The committee confirmed on Sunday that they will make an official decision on the games in the next four weeks and will announce details should it be postponed. However, speaking to USA Today, Canadian …

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Jason Smyth Breaks Own Record En Route To Eighth World Title

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Jason Smyth is the 100m World Champion for the eighth time in his illustrious career after a scintillating run at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.  Smyth broke his own record, set in 2013, with a time of 10.54 seconds as he completely blitzed his way through the competition in today’s final. The 32-year-old adds an eighth gold medal …

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Watch: Unbeaten Smyth Storms To Gold At Para European Championships

Jason Smyth has secured Ireland’s second gold medal of the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin this evening, easing to victory in the Men’s 200m T13 race. He clocked a time of  21.44, breaking the previous European Championship record that he set 13 years ago. The result means that the Derry native maintains his unbeaten record at this competition. …

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Nicole Turner Wins Silver In 50m Butterfly At European Championships

Nicole Turner managed to take home silver in today’s 50m butterfly s6 in Dublin’s European Championships. What an achievement for the 16-year-old from Portarlington! After finishing second in her heat earlier on today, Turner managed to replicate the feat – but this time in doing so, she brought home a coveted silver medal, only falling short of Great Britain’s Eleanor …

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“My Parents Didn’t Want To Treat Me Differently” – Ellen Keane

Ellen Keane was selected as the Pundit Arena Sportswoman of the Month for April. Life doesn’t stop for 23-year-old Clontarf native Ellen Keane.  The impressive bronze Paralympic medalist currently has the unenviable task of balancing life as a high-performance swimmer, a student in her final year at DIT and a spokeswoman for promoting various campaigns including her sport, positive body …

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