|Born||January 14, 1976|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
|Event(s)||20km Race Walk|
Olive Loughnane (born 14 January 1976) is a retired Irish race walker. She has competed in four Olympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012). Loughnane has represented Ireland at five consecutive editions of the World Championships in Athletics and she won a gold medal at the 2009 World Championships after the disqualification of the original gold medallist for a drug offence. Loughnane earned $60,000 in prize money from the IAAF for her gold medal. She failed to finish the walk at the 2010 European Athletics Championships.
Loughane was born in 1976 in County Cork, the eldest of seven children. She moved to Carrabane, County Galway with her family when she was a child. She currently lives in Coachford, Cork with her family. She is a graduate of NUI Galway.
She announced her retirement in February 2013.
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