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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan

Jan 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 24,944 Views 15 Comments

Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Liam Jegou makes history with World Cup gold medal
# Slalom Success
# Slalom Success

Liam Jegou makes history with World Cup gold medal

Nov 8th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,186 Views 1 Comment

The canoeist today earned Ireland’s first-ever World Cup gold medal in the C1 class.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Sep 24th 2020, 1:43 PM 4,197 Views 2 Comments

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
# Choppy
# Choppy

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

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 8:35 AM 30,022 Views 2 Comments

‘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
# Athletics
# Athletics

Olympic marathon qualifier Scullion reconsiders 'rash' retirement announcement

Jul 19th 2020, 4:40 PM 6,695 Views 1 Comment

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
# Switch
# Switch

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain

May 13th 2020, 1:06 PM 5,859 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 4,406 Views 0 Comments

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
# Olympic Dream
# Olympic Dream

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

Mar 27th 2020, 11:31 AM 939 Views 0 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 4:17 PM 19,257 Views 7 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 2:20 PM 31,645 Views 22 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable

Mar 23rd 2020, 9:23 PM 1,966 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Mar 23rd 2020, 8:05 AM 14,494 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,575 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

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

Mar 20th 2020, 8:06 PM 2,821 Views 1 Comment

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
# Irish Interest
# Irish Interest

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

Mar 19th 2020, 9:55 PM 1,730 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

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

Mar 19th 2020, 9:20 PM 17,767 Views 11 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Mar 17th 2020, 11:12 AM 3,348 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Concern
# Concern

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

Mar 17th 2020, 9:51 AM 16,028 Views 1 Comment

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
# Omnishambles
# Omnishambles

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

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 6:50 PM 3,554 Views 1 Comment

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
# Road To Tokyo
# Road To Tokyo

Delfine Persoon suffers defeat in first round of Olympic boxing qualifiers

Mar 14th 2020, 1:19 PM 12,542 Views 7 Comments

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
# Box On
# Box On

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

Mar 10th 2020, 6:41 PM 2,288 Views 1 Comment

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
# Improvement
# Improvement

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

Mar 7th 2020, 8:30 AM 5,797 Views 1 Comment

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:28 PM 9,567 Views 10 Comments

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
# Progress
# Progress

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Mar 1st 2020, 6:46 PM 2,895 Views 2 Comments

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
# Road To Tokyo
# Road To Tokyo

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

Feb 26th 2020, 12:20 PM 2,215 Views 2 Comments

‘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
# Shipping Up
# Shipping Up

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

Feb 26th 2020, 11:06 AM 2,073 Views 0 Comments

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
# Into The Storm
# Into The Storm

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

Feb 25th 2020, 6:09 PM 3,174 Views 1 Comment

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
# Countdown Clock
# Countdown Clock

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

Feb 25th 2020, 4:15 PM 2,052 Views 0 Comments

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
# Road To Tokyo
# Road To Tokyo

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 7,154 Views 6 Comments

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
# Shock
# Shock

2019 European medallist Regan Buckley retires from boxing aged 22

Feb 21st 2020, 9:46 AM 6,671 Views 5 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Feb 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 2,187 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Sport's Tainted Sole
# Sport's Tainted Sole

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

Feb 4th 2020, 7:38 PM 23,962 Views 11 Comments

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
# Tennis
# Tennis

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

Updated Jan 26th 2020, 1:34 PM 11,702 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bound For Tokyo
# Bound For Tokyo

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

Jan 20th 2020, 9:57 AM 3,643 Views 4 Comments

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
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Jan 19th 2020, 9:30 AM 3,822 Views 1 Comment

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
# One Step At A Time
# One Step At A Time

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

Dec 29th 2019, 10:00 AM 13,635 Views 3 Comments

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''
# The Accidental Dream
# The Accidental Dream

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

Dec 29th 2019, 5:00 AM 5,917 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 24th 2019, 7:01 AM 28,619 Views 6 Comments

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
# Jack's The Lad
# Jack's The Lad

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

Dec 21st 2019, 10:17 AM 14,514 Views 12 Comments

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
# Dominant Force
# Dominant Force

World champion Sanita Puspure crowned Irish Sportswoman of the Year

Dec 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 32,476 Views 50 Comments

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

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