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Olive Loughnane World Championship Medal Presentation

Podium Presentation and Anthem for Olive Loughnane

Olive Loughnane Berlin 2009 BBC photo

Olive Loughnane is to be presented with her World Championship Gold Medal, from the 12th World Championships, Berlin, in 2009.  The full ceremony, complete with podium presentation and the Irish National Anthem, will take place on Wednesday next, July 6th, in Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium, during the European Athletics Championships.

The presentation is scheduled to take place around 20:00, local time (19:00, Irish time)and will be made by Sebastian Coe, President of the IAAF.  Also being presented with Gold is Norway's Trond Nymark, 50km Racewalk Champion, also from 2009.

Olive Loughnane's IAAF Profile

Olive Loughnane Honours


Olive is being presented with the Gold medal following the banning of Russian Olga Kaniskina for irregularities in her biological passport.  Originally banned by the IAAF, Kaniskina, along with ARAF, the Russian Federation,  appealed the decision to C.A.S., the Court of Arbitration in Sport, however this appeal was rejected by CAS

"Olga Kaniskina

All competitive results obtained by Ms Olga Kaniskina from 15 August 2009 to 15 October 2012 are disqualified."

Media Coverage

It is unclear whether RTE2 will be covering the presentation Live.  While the TV station will be covering much of the Championships on Wednesday, from 10:00am to 18:50pm, when it changes sports, to cover the European Soccer Championships Semi-Final, the presentation is due to take place pretty much around the time of the changeover.

If the presentation is not covered live on RTE, there are plenty of other opportunities to see it live, as per European Athletics Release below

European Athletics is pleased to announce strong broadcast intentions have been received for the Amsterdam 2016 European Athletics Championships.

With just two days to go, broadcasters in at least 32 European countries have already submitted their intentions for the 23rd edition of the championships. In addition, pan-European channel Eurosport plans to show the majority of the championships live across its 54 territories.

According to the latest figures received by European Athletics, there will be more than 900 hours of television coverage over the five days of the championships, including more than 800 hours of live coverage.

"The expected television coverage confirms the value broadcasters attach to a European Athletics Championships held during the Olympic year," said European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen.

"The number of hours are higher than we expected considering the more compact five-day format instead of six and with no race walks or marathon (half marathon has been added) in the programme."

European Athletics will also stream the event live on homepage with English-language commentary, meaning athletics fans around the world will be able to watch the championships live in their entirety. The live streaming platform is provided in partnership with European Athletics' principal sponsor SPAR.

With the streaming of the individual feeds on platform, fans will also be able to follow the live streaming of specific events in their entirety.

As usual, Live Results will be available at

We also invite fans to follow all the latest news on Twitter @EuroAthletics, Facebook, InstagramYouTube. They can also share reactions via #ECH2016.

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