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# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief

Tour de France “showed to the world that we can organise safe sport events even without a vaccine”, says Thomas Bach.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 24 July, 2020

Ryan happy to be back in the water after family's Covid battle in States

‘I had to sit here by myself, worrying my butt off about them making it through, that they were okay.’

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Olympic marathon qualifier Scullion reconsiders 'rash' retirement announcement

Scullion had announced his retirement with a short tweet on Saturday night.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain

The cyclist was born near Aylesbury but her family moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was 18 months old.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 27 March, 2020

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021

The Olympics have been pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise

Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021

Olympic Federation of Ireland says postponement is ‘the right call given the times that we are in’.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 23 March, 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable

Dick Pound says the IOC will postpone the Tokyo Olympics and then deal with the “immense” ramifications of putting the Games back.

Canada pulls out of Olympics, Japanese prime minister says delay may be 'inevitable'

The uncertainty amidst the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 22 March, 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 20 March, 2020

How are Ireland's Olympic hopefuls dealing with the coronavirus crisis?

Ayeisha McFerran and Judy Reynolds tell The42 about how their preparations for the Games have been disrupted.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed

The Olympic Federation of Ireland released a lengthy statement this evening.

Could the Olympics be cancelled outright? 'I think there is a chance. Let's be realistic'

Olympian and current secretary of the European Olympic Committee Athletes Commission, David Harte, speaks to The42.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics

Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan is in favour of the Games being rescheduled for 2021.

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'

Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 16 March, 2020

Olympic boxing qualifiers in London to be suspended after tonight's action

The decision comes less than 24 hours after the IOC’s Boxing Task Force moved the competition behind closed doors.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Delfine Persoon suffers defeat in first round of Olympic boxing qualifiers

Belgian was on the opposite side of the 60kg draw to Kellie Harrington.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Olympic boxing qualifiers, complete with Italian team, due to take place in London as scheduled

The IOC says its Boxing Task Force will continue to consult with its medical professionals and will adhere to any advice from relevant national health institutions.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics

It’s been a week to remember for track cyclist Lydia Gurley and her team-mate Lydia Boylan, following their success at the World Championships.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister

Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics

It’s been a day to remember for Felix English and Mark Downey.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet

A strong Wednesday saw Murphy break into the top five overall, with Howth’s Hopkins joining her in the Gold Fleet.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Annalise Murphy makes light of wild conditions to win Race Three of World Championships

The weather once again wreaked havoc on sailing in Melbourne, but it couldn’t stop the 2016 Olympic silver medallist.

'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020

The countdown is well and truly on to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Kevin Seaward runs second-fastest Irish marathon time ever to hit Olympic mark

Seaward joins Paul Pollock and Stephen Scullion as Tokyo 2020 qualifiers.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 21 February, 2020

2019 European medallist Regan Buckley retires from boxing aged 22

The Bray man cited financial reasons, and his not being selected for March’s Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, as cause to hang up his gloves.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Tokyo organisers 'extremely worried' about impact of coronavirus on 2020 Olympics

IOC officials say they have ‘full confidence’ that the situation can be addressed.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'World Athletics have let us down. I feel they were weak, and it makes me sad'

Irish Olympian Fionnuala McCormack vents her frustration as the governing body allow Nike’s controversial Vaporflys to be used in Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 20 January, 2020

Scullion secures Olympic qualification with 5th-placed finish in Houston

The 31-year-old Belfast man knocked nine seconds off his personal best to seal Tokyo qualification in Texas.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 19 January, 2020

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking

Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''

Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'

Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo

Dubliner makes history as the first Irish taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 20 December, 2019

World champion Sanita Puspure crowned Irish Sportswoman of the Year

The Latvian-born rower won her second successive World gold in the summer, and also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 29 November, 2019

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The star has come under intense scrutiny for his cooperation with US coach Alberto Salazar.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

'Where we see fit to create a box-off, there will definitely be box-offs' - Dunne

The IABA High Performance Director dismissed criticism after seven reigning champions missed November’s National Elite Championships.

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