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'I’m American when in the US and Chinese when in China', says Eileen Gu 1:57

San Francisco born teenager Eileen Gu has won Olympic gold for China in the women's freeski big air event at the Beijing Games. Gu gave up her US citi(...)

Bonfires, banners and open-top buses -  Olympic heroes are welcomed home 1:20

Ireland's six Olympic medal winners were welcomed home last night. Fiona Murtagh was met with bonfires in Galway as team-mate Eimear Lambe was driven (...)

Belarus athlete in protective custody and seeking asylum 1:57

The Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who alleges she was taken against her will by Olympic team officials to Tokyo airport, is being protected(...)

Emotional scenes at Dublin Airport as Irish Olympic rowers return from Tokyo 2:04

Ireland's rowing team has returned from the Olympics in Tokyo including six medallists, gold medallists Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy and bronze(...)

Journalists covering Olympics observe strict quarantine rules in hotels 1:46

Non Japanese journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics have to quarantine while observing very strict Covid-19 rules. Irish photographer James Crombie o(...)

  New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete against cisgender  women at the Olympic Games. Photograph:   Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

We’ve been trying to educate ourselves this week by listening to sports scientist Ross Tucker. Tucker has worked with World Rugby and other organisati(...)

This week it was announced that golfers Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry will be among Ireland’s medal hopefuls this year as they were confirmed as competitors in Tokyo. File photograph: Getty

A target of winning of up 10 medals at each future staging of the Olympics Games is being set in a Government strategy for funding sport. The plan se(...)

 Irish middleweight boxer Michael O’Reilly in action in Baku in 2015. An investigation into O’Reilly’s failed doping test  at the Rio Games may not be completed for months. File photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

An investigation into the failed doping test by Irish middleweight boxer Michael O’Reilly at the Rio Games may not be completed for months, according (...)

The three Olympic Council of Ireland of Ireland (OCI) officials whose passports were seized month have had them returned, the lawyer for two of the me(...)

Pat Hickey:  heartened and humbled by the “outpouring of support, letters, texts and emails from the thousands of people in Ireland”. Photograph: Humberto Ohana/Getty Images

Pat Hickey has said he intends to fight the charges laid against him in a Brazilian court in relation to alleged ticket touting during the Olympic Ga(...)

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