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Kiernan sparks row over ‘B grade’ Irish Olympians

The Olympic Council of Ireland and former Olympian and RTE pundit Jerry Kiernan are embroiled in a war of words over the inclusion of a number of ‘B grade’ athletes in the Irish squad for the Beijing Olympics, which end today.

23rd August, 2008

The Olympic Council of Ireland and former Olympian and RTE pundit Jerry Kiernan are embroiled in a war of words over the inclusion of a number of ‘B grade’ athletes in the Irish squad for the Beijing Olympics, which end today.

Kiernan has claimed that some B grade athletes - who had not met qualifying standards for the A grade in the lead-up to the Beijing games - were included in the Irish...

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