The defrocked Irish priest who sabotaged the Olympic Marathon vowed today that his illegal stunt days are over.
Tue, 31 Aug, 2004
Fine Gael has called on Irish Olympic chiefs to honour Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima at a special ceremony in Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day.
Britain's golden girl Kelly Holmes revealed today that she will not be competing at the next Olympics in Beijing in 2008.
Irish gold medallist Cian O’Connor arrived back in Dublin today to a rapturous welcome.
Mon, 30 Aug, 2004
A member of the US Olympic volleyball team was charged with assault today after he allegedly hit a pregnant woman during an early morning scuffle
Disgraced Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris was questioned today by a prosecutor investigating a missed doping test and motorbike accident that resulted in the runner’s withdrawal from the Olympics.
Relatives of the former Irish priest who disrupted the Olympic marathon in Athens yesterday have said they were hurt and upset by his actions.
Irish ex-priest Cornelius ('Neil') Horan was given a 12-month suspended sentence today for disrupting the men’s Olympic marathon in Athens.
A 57-year-old former Irish priest remains in police custody in Greece today after disrupting the men’s marathon at the Olympic Games in Athens yesterday.
Gold medal winner Cian O’Connor leads the homecoming today for a 39-strong Irish Olympic team.
IOC president Jacques Rogge has told the athletes of the world to reassemble in Beijing in four years’ time having promoted the message of clean sport.
A total of 10,500 athletes took part in the most expensive, most security-conscious Olympic Games in history.
Irishman Cornelius Horan, from County Kerry, was tonight named by Greek police as the man who attacked Brazilian Vanderlei de Lima during the men’s marathon race in Athens.
Sun, 29 Aug, 2004
The man who disrupted the Olympic marathon was Irishman Cornelius Horan, 47, who also disrupted the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July last year, Greek police said tonight.
Brazilian Vanderlei de Lima was tonight involved in the first high-profile security breach of the Olympic Games as a spectator watching the men’s marathon accosted the long-time race leader.
Stefano Baldini of Italy has won the men's marathon at the Athens Olympics.
IOC president Jacques Rogge has vowed that a record number of doping tests will be carried out at the Beijing Olympics in an effort to fight the war he admits will never be won.
Hungarian hammer thrower Adrian Annus has become the third track and field gold medallist to be kicked out of the Olympics.
Colombian cyclist Maria Lusa Calle Williams has become the latest Olympic medallist to be thrown out for failing a drugs test.
British sprinter Abi Oyepitan aimed a cheeky taunt at Maurice Greene after Britain’s 4x100metres relay quartet had pulled off a stunning victory over the USA.
Teenage star Amir Khan today failed in his bid to become the youngest British boxer to win an Olympic gold as defending champion Mario Kindelan proved once again he is the world’s top lightweight.
IOC president Jacques Rogge has picked out Paula Radcliffe’s tearful marathon exit as one of the most moving moments of the entire Olympics.
Yelena Slesarenko upset red-hot favourite Hestrie Cloete in the high jump as the Russian added Olympic gold to her World Indoor title.
Sat, 28 Aug, 2004
Ireland’s Alistair Cragg had to settle for 12th place in tonight’s thrilling 5,000metres final in Athens.
Royal Cork club mates Mark Mansfield and Killian brought their disappointing Athens campaign to an end today at the Agios Kosmas sailing centre, finishing 15th in the eleventh and final race.
Great Britain’s men’s 4x100metres relay squad pulled off a sensational gold medal-winning performance in Athens tonight.
Hicham El Guerrouj completed a second golden double of the night as victory in the men’s 5,000metres final created his own piece of history.
Ireland's Alastair Cragg had a disappointing race in the men's 5000metres final, finishing 12th in a time of 13:43.06.
Russia’s Yuriy Borzakovskiy won the men’s 800metres final tonight despite a season’s best performance from South African Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.
Kelly Holmes has won her second gold medal for Great Britain in the women’s 1500metres final.
Ireland’s Olympic star Cian O’Connor is today facing a hero’s welcome when he returns home with his gold medal – and a state reception.
Hammer gold medallist Adrian Annus will return to Athens to testify before an International Olympic Committee disciplinary hearing tomorrow, according to a Hungarian official.
Eleven-time national champion Robin Seymour placed 30th of 43 finishers in this morning's 26.9-mile Mountain Biking Cross Country Olympic race at Metochi's Parnitha complex.
Ireland’s Alistair Cragg will compete in the 5,000metres final in Athens tonight.
The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has added his congratulations to Cian O'Connor after his performance last night won him an Olympic Gold Medal in showjumping.
Cian O’Connor made Irish eyes smile all over Athens last night after clinching Ireland’s first gold medal of the Olympics on his Games debut, but then revealed he could lose the horse he won it on.
Olympic gold medallist Cian O'Connor has revealed that he only planned on keeping his Athens champion gelding 'Waterford Crystal' until after his debut Games.
Fri, 27 Aug, 2004
Ireland's Marie Davenport finished 14th in tonight's women's 10,000m in at time of 31:50.49.
Cian O'Connor, the grandson of Irish rugby great Dr Karl Mullen, choked back the tears as Amhran na bhFiann rang out around the Markopoulo centre tonight, singling the end of Ireland's Athens medal drought.
Osleidys Menendez shattered the Olympic record to win the women’s javelin title in Athens tonight.
The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has congratulated Ireland's Cian O'Connor on winning the gold medal for individual showjumping at the Olympic Games in Athens this evening.
Paula Radcliffe’s gamble to run in the 10,000metres final tonight backfired as she dropped out of the race with eight laps to go.
Tatyana Lebedeva tonight won Olympic long jump gold with a leap of 7.07metres as Marion Jones failed to capture even a minor medal.
Liu Xiang of China equalled Colin Jackson’s 11-year-old world record by clocking 12.91 seconds to power to Olympic gold in the 110metres hurdles.
Cian O’Connor crowned a superb Olympic debut tonight by clinching the Ireland’s first gold medal of the Athens Olympics with victory in the individual show jumping final.
Ireland are at guaranteed at least one Olympic medal after Cian O'Connor jumped a clear round in the individual show jumping event in Athens.
Ireland's Cian O'Connor and Waterford Crystal have jumped into the lead in the individual equestrian event in Athens with a clear round in tonight's final.
Jessica Kuerten will be the second last to compete in this evening's individual show jumping final at Athens' Markopoulo centre after a stunning clear round on ten-year-old mare Castle Forbes Maike earlier.
Unlucky Irish walker Jamie Costin is hoping to be back competing as an international athlete within the next two years.
Jessica Kuerten sits joint-first ahead of this evening's individual show jumping final at Athens' Markopoulo centre after a stunning clear round on ten-year-old mare Castle Forbes Maike.
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