Olympic Games

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The palm cockatoo should be Brisbane Olympics mascot – imagine a stadium full of big crested hats and drumming on seats | Andrew Stafford
Games recognition could spur conservation action for the birds lovingly known as ‘rockatoos’ for their punk mohawks, vocal dexterity and percussive talents

Andrew Stafford

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Ireland’s Tailteann games: forgotten Gaelic ‘Olympics’ that shaped a democracy
A century ago as the country emerged from civil war, an event that rivalled the 1924 Paris Games helped establish a viable nation

Rory Carroll, Ireland Correspondent

25, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Legacy of London 2012 is one that has sold Britain’s fitness short | Barney Ronay
The 2012 Games were over budget while existing stadiums like Crystal Palace have been allowed to become dilapidated relics

Barney Ronay

18, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Reece Prescod becomes first Team GB athlete to forgive CJ Ujah publicly
The sprinter Reece Prescod has become the first British athlete to forgive CJ Ujah publicly for failing a drugs test and costing Team GB a 4x100m relay silver medal at last year’s Tokyo Olympics

Sean Ingle

19, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Afghan Olympian Farzad Mansouri: ‘I couldn’t allow the camp to affect me’
GB Taekwondo is helping Mansouri settle in Manchester after the trauma of the Kabul airlift and eight months in an Abu Dhabi refugee camp

Matt Kynaston

16, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Science, stopwatch, and a bit of art’: GB rowers’ mission to rekindle magic
Athletes seeking to restore the days of serial Olympic success have endured a testing transition to the post-Gröbler era

Greg Wood

15, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Modern pentathlon to trial ‘James Bond meets Krypton Factor’ 45-minute race
The new format is designed to help the sport grow in the US market and Joël Bouzou, the vice-president of the sport’s governing body, said it will be ‘exciting and successful’

Exclusive by Sean Ingle

03, May, 2022 @4:36 PM

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Modern pentathlon confirms obstacle racing will replace equestrian from 2024
The governing body of modern pentathlon has approved the historic change despite fierce opposition from athletes

Sean Ingle

02, May, 2022 @7:32 PM

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Modern pentathlon faces civil war over plans to introduce obstacle race
A plan to replace show jumping with obstacle-course racing as part of the five-sport modern pentathlon programme has met with fierce resistance from athletes

Exclusive by Sean Ingle

01, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Sydney Olympics were bought ‘to a large extent’, said Australian official John Coates
Comments by leading IOC official made in 2008 interview about payments were permitted under Olympic rules at the time

Exclusive by Ed Aarons and Romain Molina

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Uniquely qualified’: John Coates drafted letter of praise for himself to Brisbane Olympics organisers
Outgoing president of Australian Olympic Committee drafted gushing compliments for his own work

Exclusive by Ed Aarons and Romain Molina

30, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Gymnastics coach was pulled from GB squad over mistreatment allegations
Liz Kincaid was removed from the coaching team just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics due to an investigation into her treatment of an athlete

Tumaini Carayol

25, Apr, 2022 @7:50 PM

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