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Golden moments

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Athletes and volunteers from Team Connacht during the parade at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick.

The man who almost sent Monty to his doom

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On the eve of taking up a world prestigious position no one had such a baptism of fire as Lord Michael Killanin in September 1972. He was to succeed the autocratic Avery Brundage as president of the International Olympic Committee, and was regarded as a breath of fresh air.

Tuam man appointed to top Olympic job

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Another Galwegian will be heading to the Olympic Games in two weeks. Athenry's Paul Hession and Loughrea's Olive Loughnane will be competing on the track, and a third local, Tuam’s Pierce O'Callaghan, has been appointed as an international technical official for athletics.

Westmeath athletes bound for Special Olympics World Summer Games

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Team Ireland, sponsored by eircom, boarded a flight for Greece on Monday morning ahead of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The games will take place in Athens from tomorrow, Saturday June 25 to Monday July 4.

Team Kilkenny in Athens for 2011 Special Olympics

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Three athletes from Kilkenny are among the 126 athletes to represent Ireland at prestigious world level competition

Race night

A race night will be held in the Sean Sheebeen, Abbey Street, Ballina this evening (Friday). The first race will kick off at 9.30pm.

Tuam native named lead planner for 2012 Olympics

The pinnacle of his career is how Tuam native Neil Carney describes the recent announcement that he will play a major role in orchestrating the biggest sporting event on the planet — the 2012 London Olympics.

China has its own Andrew Lloyd Webber (Week II)

A geological phenomenon in southwest China is more than 400 kilometres of towering limestone rocks covered in vegetation. It’s a spectacular landscape. Thousands of these hills soar into the sky, weathered and carved by the wind and rain, often taking on the shape of a man fishing, an elephant drinking water, or a woman feeding her baby, or eager friendly creatures looking down at you (the Chinese are wonderful for encouraging you to look at natural shapes in caves and mountains and say; ‘use your imagination, what do you see?’). These cone-shaped wonders become in effect a ‘forest of hills’, and their beauty is doubled as they are reflected in the River Li, which winds though them like a blue silk ribbon.


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