# Tokyo Olympics

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# Suspension
British sprinter handed 22-month ban for failed drug test at Tokyo Olympics
Team GB lost their 4x100m silver medal when CJ Ujah tested positive for two prohibited substances.
# team ireland
O’Donovan and McCarthy to defend title as Ireland name squad for World Championships
The Ireland women’s four which took bronze in Tokyo have been reunited.
# Wantaway
Cuban boxing star caught trying to escape island
The FCB said it was a case of ‘serious indiscipline’ from Andy Cruz that would ‘generate corresponding assessments’ that would soon be published.
# team ireland
Ireland’s Daniel Wiffen finishes eighth in World 800m freestyle final
Wiffen touched in 7:50.63, his second fastest time ever.
All time
# Tokyo Olympics
Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.
# Tokyo Olympics
Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?
This year’s Games kicked off on Friday.
# big ben
‘Five months ago, I wondered if I’d walk again – now I’m at the Olympics’
Ben Fletcher’s Tokyo dream turned into a nightmare in February when he broke his leg in competition. The Irishman’s comeback to take his place at this year’s Games has stunned everyone.
# team ireland
‘We want that top spot’: The Co Down gymnast whose Olympic journey started in his back garden
Rhys McClenaghan, 22, will be unleashing his talent at the Tokyo Olympics. He’s the second focus in our new series with Indeed.
# Going For Gold
Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?
Over the next two weeks The42 will be keeping track of all our athletes as they go for gold.
# clarification
Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan weighs in amid claims of 'anti-sex' Olympic beds
Organisers are expected to hand out 160,000 condoms.
# ruled out
Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19
The 17-year-old was due to represent the USA in the Tokyo games.
# Tokyo Olympics
South African Covid cases spark cluster scare in Tokyo's Olympic Village
Two South African footballers and one of the team’s support staff have tested positive since their arrival in Japan.
# Abuse
'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.
Sprinter Leon Reid included in Irish athletics team for Olympics
Meanwhile Cork’s Phil Healy is set to compete in three events in Tokyo.
# All That Glitters
Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'
‘There was a pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, ‘A man can never fall in the same river twice.”
# take-up
Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games
Ireland’s Olympic CMO, Dr Jim O’Donovan, says timing, personal reasons and competitive concerns may deter a small minority of athletes from receiving the jab.
# reinforcement
Fiji call up Radradra to Olympic sevens squad but Top 14 top try-scorer Tuisova misses out
The Bristol centre will feature as the Fijians attempt to defend their Olympic crown.
# Allowance
Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.
# tokyo dreaming
'I’m not going to make up the numbers. I’m going to win a medal' - Lowry outlines Olympic ambitions
Lowry will represent Ireland in Tokyo along with Rory McIlroy.
# ruled out
Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Tokyo Olympics
The Romanian has missed the French Open and Wimbledon.
# Test
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# On the plane
First seven Irish athletes officially selected for Tokyo Olympics
Team Ireland has confirmed five marathon runners and two race walkers to compete at the Games.
# up against it
Farah to make last-gasp effort to qualify for Olympics
Farah won the 5,000m-10,000m double at the 2012 London Olympics and repeated the feat in 2016.
# going to the games
Thomas Barr and Michelle Finn qualify for Olympics with brilliant performances at Finland event
Barr ran his fastest time since winning bronze at the 2018 European Championships.
# On the plane
Emmet Brennan books Olympic spot with hard-fought win over Sweden's Liridon Nuha
Meanwhile Kellie Harrington and Michaela Walsh will both box for gold tomorrow after winning their respective semi-finals bouts.
# On the plane
Kellie Harrington books Olympics spot with superb victory against world champion Maiva Hamadouche
The Dubliner won by unanimous decision against a vaunted French opponent.
# Drive On
Olympics '100%' going ahead but major Covid outbreak could shut door on fans
The Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto made the comments exactly 50 days before the Games.
# Criticism
Japanese newspaper sponsoring Tokyo Olympics joins chorus calling for cancellation of Games
The call comes with public opinion in Japan firmly against holding the Games this summer.
# Doubts
Masters winner Matsuyama latest Japanese star to join chorus of Olympic concerns
The golfer admitted he was “in two minds” about whether the event should go ahead.
# uncertainty
Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow
A recent survey in Tokyo found 60% of respondents don’t want the Games to go ahead.
# Interview
A European Champs injury scare, the 'bigger picture' of Olympics and vlogging life as an elite athlete
Rhys McClenaghan had a wrist injury heading into the recent European Gymnastics Championships.
# Concern
Japan declares virus emergency in Tokyo three months before Olympics
Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto told reporters on Friday: ‘We’re not thinking about cancellation.’
# Making waves
McSharry and Wiffen qualify for the Olympics on opening day of national swimming trials
Darragh Greene and Shane Ryan also swam within their necessary Olympic times, with Greene setting a new Irish senior record.
# The42 Reads
'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'
What does it take to become an Olympian? Garry Doyle gets an insight from our leading athletes into the dedication required to make it to Tokyo.
# going to the games
Irish sailing team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove booked their spot following a thrilling final fleet race at the 49er Olympic qualifier in Lanzarote.
# decision made
Organisers confirm no overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
The decision comes due to continuing uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic.
# Tokyo Olympics
Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics
# no mori
Tokyo Olympics chief set to quit over sexist remarks – report
Yoshiro Mori said meetings involving women tended to drag on.
# yoshiro mori
Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments
Yoshiro Mori prompted outrage in Japan for saying that women speak too much in meetings.