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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'I feel like my body is kind of falling apart' - Olympic superstar Biles to retire after Tokyo 2020

The all-conquering gymnast, 22, is the first woman to win four all-around world titles.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Japan's Olympic Committee chief to step down amid corruption probe

Tsunekazu Takeda said the decision has ‘nothing to do with the investigation’ and will quit in June.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced

Graham Shaw’s side will begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign against Malaysia in June.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever'

Irish marathon runner David Flynn on life in Morocco and his obsession with making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney

The Irish squad achieved a best-ever finish on the Series in Sydney a fortnight ago.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 15 February, 2019

Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline

Caradh O’Donovan, Shauna Mullaney, Lauren Duffy and Paul Brennan are among those who could suffer.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 8 February, 2019

All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers

For the 2016 Olympics in Rio, some 30 percent of the silver and bronze in medals came from recycled materials.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 19 January, 2019

'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'

Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director Jon Rudd talks about the changes to Irish swimming since his appointment after the Rio Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'I can't let him win an Olympic medal and I don't...that would just be really awful'

Modern pentathlete couple Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe have emerged as two of Ireland’s leading hopes for Tokyo 2020.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'

Rhys McClenaghan tells The42 about his medal success in 2018, falling short at the World Championships and why the Irish mentality toward international competition has to change.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 30 November, 2018

'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020 IOC

'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020

The Dundalk boxer was speaking to Game On about the future of amateur boxing.

Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold

John Treacy said the current situation ‘creates great uncertainty for the outstanding athletes within Ireland’s boxing high performance programme’.

IOC freeze preparations for boxing at next Olympics amid governing body mess

The Olympic organisers say they will ‘make all efforts’ to have boxing at Tokyo 2020, despite serious concerns about the AIBA.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 29 November, 2018

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'

The 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series gets underway in Dubai this weekend.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 2 November, 2018

Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts

Health officials in Japan are calling for the race to start at 5.30am instead of 7am to avoid potential deaths due to soaring temperatures.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on

The current controversy is threatening to derail Karate Ireland’s Tokyo 2020 ambitions.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 29 October, 2018

'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training'

Aifric Keogh speaks to The42 about the surge of success in Irish rowing.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Ireland's second fastest marathon runner ever on representing Australia and realising her potential at 41

Mayo native Sinead Diver reflects on her phenomenal Melbourne Marathon triumph.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 15 October, 2018

IRFU announce 11 full-time contracts as Women's Sevens team begin Olympic campaign

The World Series kicks off in Colorado this weekend.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 13 August, 2018

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Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup

The organisation received the highest allocation of funding earmarked for 17 different sports bodies.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 8 July, 2018

The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps

19-year-old Aoife Hopkins on her dream of representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 23 June, 2018

‘During the week the lads didn’t want to even be around me - I was that angry and that frustrated’

Irish track cyclist Mark Downey on shaking off Commonwealth Games disappointment and setting his sights on Tokyo 2020.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'I thought I could manage it myself without seeking any proper help and I just made things worse for myself’

Irish canoeist Liam Jegou is aiming towards Tokyo in 2020 after battling a serious injury last year.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 18 May, 2018

New sailing high performance centre to 'create medal potential' ahead of Tokyo 2020

The facility will be built in Dún Laoghaire at a cost of €300,000.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 21 April, 2018

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'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food'

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on battling Crohn’s disease, funding her dream and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 15 April, 2018

"Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'"

Irish pentathlete Sive Brassil on the long, arduous road towards the top of her sport.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'Extremely worried' Olympic organisers threaten to axe boxing from Tokyo 2020

The IOC has launched an investigationinto the sport’s controversial governing body amid over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 19 January, 2018

'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink

The Japan Anti-doping Agency have banned Yasuhiro Suzuki for eight years.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 14 January, 2018

‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’

Caradh O’Donovan chats to The42 about her battle with Crohn’s disease and hopes of representing Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 25 December, 2017

18 for 18: Gina Akpe-Moses is set to bring Irish sprinting into the fast lane

The U20 European champion has her sights on Tokyo 2020.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'

Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Lightweight rowing world champions from Skibbereen make switch to heavyweight

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan won World and European gold this year, but the lightweight pair is not an Olympic event.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 27 November, 2017

12 of Ireland's most promising athletes awarded funding scholarships for Tokyo 2020

And Hockey Ireland has received a separate allocation of funding for its men’s national team.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Shelving the 2020 dream for an around the world 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

We spoke to Ireland’s Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy as she prepares to set sail on the Volvo Ocean Race.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"'

Pennsylvania-born Olympian Shane Ryan won gold for Ireland at the 2017 University Games two weeks ago.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 9 June, 2017

Mixed-gender events approved for 2020 Olympic Games

Men and women will compete together in the 4x400m relay, swimming, archery, judo and cycling in Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 6 April, 2017

IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme

The international governing body are reviewing its athletics programme in London next week.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'There's that small fear in the back of your head: what happens if I'm really bad?'

Annalise Murphy on life after Rio and what’s next for the Olympic silver medallist.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 6 January, 2017

Irish Olympic sailor Saskia Tidey switches to Team GB ahead of Tokyo 2020

Having represented Ireland at Rio, she qualifies to race for Britain through her father.

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