#London Olympics

Leeside legend Rob Heffernan joins Cork football backroom

OLYMPIC medallist Rob Heffernan is set to join John Cleary’s Cork senior football backroom team as performance coach for the 2023 season. Heffernan will join Kevin Walsh (Galway), Ray Keane (MTU/St Finbarr’s), Barry Corkery (Éire Óg), James Loughrey (Mallow), and Mícheál Ó Cróinín (Naomh Abán), who have all been confirmed as selectors for the coming campaign.
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When kids can play with… radioactivity

The Gilbert U238 Atomic Energy Plant It was a sophisticated nuclear lab… for kids. the game” It was released in 1951 and cost about 500 euros, in today’s terms (It cost $49.50 at the time.) It contained three sources of what was described as “very low radiation”, instruments for measuring radioactivity, as well as four samples of uranium.
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Lewisham shot-putter had a summer to remember – with Paris Olympics a target

Shot put prospect Cleo Agyepong had a summer to remember. The 17-year-old South Londoner won a gold medal at the U18 European Athletics Championships in Jerusalem, Israel. She followed that up by competing two years above her age group to reach the finals of the U20 World Championships in Cali, Columbia.

Mhono blazes trails, helps others succeed

Jayne Mhono says that, as a young adult, mentorship was hard to come by. Growing up in a small village in Kenya, Mhono didn’t have anyone to help her navigate the education system. “Yes, I had parents who mentored me to become a good person,” she said. “But [not] when it came to having a person guide me through, like, ‘Hey, you finished high school. This is how you can go about going to college.’ Here, there are so many resources, grants. We don’t have the same over there.”

Princess Anne, have you ever seen her daughter? Who is the (beautiful) granddaughter of the late Queen Elizabeth

Have you ever seen Princess Anna’s daughter? Photo: LaPresse – newsby Who is Princess Anne’s daughter, Queen Elizabeth’s rarely talked about granddaughter? Very little is said about all those members of the Royal Family who revolve around the “pivotal” figures known to all, namely Kate, William, Harry and Meghan. In fact, if the children of ... Read more

Calais to host Olympic Flame as officials sign Paris 2024 agreement

Officials in Calais have confirmed that the Olympic Flame will pass through the French city in the run-up to the Paris 2024 Olympics. Thierry Rey, an Olympic judo champion who is a special advisor for Paris 2024, and Jean-Claude Leroy, head of the Department Council of Pas-de-Calais, revealed that the city will play a part in the Olympic Torch Relay after signing an agreement.

Top 5 all-time goalkeepers in hockey

Sreejesh has played a crucial role in India’s performance recently and also received FIH Goalkeeper of the Year in 2022. Goalkeepers play a vital role in hockey with most of the goals currently being scored from penalty corners making their role even more essential. During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Sreejesh saved a penalty corner in the last six seconds to win the bronze medal playoffs match against Germany. There are many more instances where goalkeepers have played a massive role in the team’s success. In this article let us look at the top 5 goalkeepers.

Exclusive: Despite Mitch Larkin’s Painful 12 Week Ordeal Post Shoulder Surgery, Aussie Backstroking Top Gun Has Paris In His Sights

DEEP STREAMING: Mitch Larkin and the shoulders that have carried him to some memorable moments in world swimming. Photo Courtesy: Wade Brennan Photography. Exclusive: Despite Mitch Larkin’s Painful 12 Week Ordeal Post Shoulder Surgery, Australia’s Backstroking Top Gun Has Paris In His Sights. Australia’s Olympic backstroking top gun...

Planning permissions include two schemes on 2012 Olympics site

Student housing by Henley Halebrown and a masterplan for Pudding Mill Lane have both been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation. Two more pieces of the post-2012 Olympic plans for east London fall into place with Gort Scott and Henley Halebrown schemes, while on the other side of the capital SPPARC tweaks a previous planning consent to convert a former multistorey car park into a school.

Crystal Palace Stadium: Former home of athletics 'managed to disrepair'

A stadium that was the home of British athletics for decades and where legends including Usain Bolt competed is being "managed into a state of disrepair". Crystal Palace Stadium in south London was closed Friday night over emergency safety concerns. Greenwich Leisure Limited, which operates the venue, said the concrete...

Area hockey on the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games

When to look at subject hockey through the Paris 2024 Olympics. Area hockey, additionally identified merely as “hockey,” has roots stretching again to historical instances. Trendy subject hockey originated in England within the mid-19th century and the game has grown in reputation over time. Gender stability is a elementary precept of this sport; Of the 30 million avid gamers worldwide, roughly 51% are girls and 49% are males.

Olympics 2024: the budget of the organizing committee will increase by 400 M€

Achieving a balanced budget on December 12, the date of the next Paris 2024 CA… This is the ambition of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (Cojo), launched several months ago in a vast budget review, as in 2020, so that a final review will take place six months before the event.

Irish boxers secure record haul of six medals at World Youth championships

Ireland is guaranteed a record haul of six medals at the World Youth boxing championships in La Nucia, Spain. In his fourth fight in the tournament, lightweight Lee McEvoy (Avona BC, Dublin) beat Carlos Jamil De Leon Castro from Puerto Rico 4-1 this afternoon to reach the last four and guarantee himself a bronze medal.

The Phrygian cap or the liberty cap

The origin of the Phrygian cap, also known as the liberty cap and bonnet rouge, is tied to the history of suppressed people. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “The Phrygian cap originated in the ancient country of Phrygia (in modern Turkey), and is represented in ancient Greek art as the type of headdress worn not only by Phrygians but by all inhabitants of Anatolia and of nations farther east.”