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# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Annalise Murphy makes light of wild conditions to win Race Three of World Championships
# Into The Storm
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# Into The Storm

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

Feb 25th 2020, 6:09 PM 3,178 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
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# 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 2,066 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
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# Road To Tokyo

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 7,202 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
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# Shock

2019 European medallist Regan Buckley retires from boxing aged 22

Feb 21st 2020, 9:46 AM 6,682 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
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# Tokyo 2020

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

Feb 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 2,191 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
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# 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 23,990 Views 12 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
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# Tennis

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

Updated Jan 26th 2020, 1:34 PM 11,710 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
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# Bound For Tokyo

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

Jan 20th 2020, 9:57 AM 3,650 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
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# Looking Ahead

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Jan 19th 2020, 9:30 AM 3,851 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
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# 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 13,644 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
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# 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 6,084 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
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# 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 28,787 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
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# Jack's The Lad

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

Dec 21st 2019, 10:17 AM 14,545 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
From The42
# Dominant Force

World champion Sanita Puspure crowned Irish Sportswoman of the Year

Dec 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 32,490 Views 50 Comments

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
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nov 29th 2019, 11:57 AM 3,603 Views 7 Comments

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
# 1s And 2s
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# 1s And 2s

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

Nov 27th 2019, 11:29 AM 5,100 Views 0 Comments

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

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:38 PM 5,737 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side are set to face the Netherlands among others.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Ireland hockey star played with broken bone in her wrist in Olympic qualifier win
# Pain Barrier
From The42
# Pain Barrier

Ireland hockey star played with broken bone in her wrist in Olympic qualifier win

Nov 5th 2019, 3:49 PM 7,145 Views 3 Comments

Roisin Upton suffered the injury but still played a key role in the shootout win.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure
# Speechless
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# Speechless

'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure

Nov 3rd 2019, 11:02 PM 5,300 Views 1 Comment

The Green Army secured their place at the Olympics after a two-legged battle with Canada.

Ireland through to first-ever Olympics after sensational sudden death shootout
# Epic Scenes
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# Epic Scenes

Ireland through to first-ever Olympics after sensational sudden death shootout

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:04 PM 57,226 Views 94 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side have booked their ticket to Tokyo 2020.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance

Nov 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 37,929 Views 32 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side were unable to break the deadlock at a very wet Energia Park.

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'
# Looking Forward
From The42
# Looking Forward

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 21,419 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 1 November, 2019

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier
# Like Father Like Daughter
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# Like Father Like Daughter

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier

Nov 1st 2019, 3:00 PM 29,339 Views 9 Comments

Philip Matthews, father of hockey star Hannah Matthews, is among those who are getting Energia Park in order for this weekend.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 20 October, 2019

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'
# Dedication
From The42
# Dedication

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'

Oct 20th 2019, 11:39 AM 32,114 Views 5 Comments

Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'
# Dream Come True
From The42
# Dream Come True

'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'

Oct 15th 2019, 4:58 PM 4,468 Views 2 Comments

Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever World Gymnastics medal in Stuttgart on Saturday.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 14 October, 2019

Fionnuala McCormack smashes marathon PB to secure Tokyo 2020 qualification
# Chicago Marathon
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# Chicago Marathon

Fionnuala McCormack smashes marathon PB to secure Tokyo 2020 qualification

Oct 14th 2019, 11:24 AM 5,879 Views 5 Comments

The Wicklow native finished fifth in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Ireland show jumping team secure Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Ireland show jumping team secure Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot

Oct 6th 2019, 9:21 PM 4,220 Views 5 Comments

Darragh Kenny, Peter Moloney, Cian O’Connor and Paul O’Shea all played a part in the success.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships
# Success
From The42
# Success

Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships

Sep 28th 2019, 5:58 PM 2,144 Views 3 Comments

The 21-year-old was first up and last to qualify today.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign

Sep 25th 2019, 7:17 PM 4,520 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the discipline.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call'
# End Of The Line
From The42
# End Of The Line

Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call'

Sep 18th 2019, 8:19 PM 51,808 Views 2 Comments

The Olympic silver medalist and Katie Tingle have parted ways but remain lifelong friends.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 12 September, 2019

'It's something we've all wanted to achieve and this is our chance'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'It's something we've all wanted to achieve and this is our chance'

Sep 12th 2019, 9:30 PM 28,125 Views 0 Comments

Chloe Watkins and the Ireland women’s hockey team are within touching distance of their Olympic dream. There’s no going back now.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'A huge step' as Ireland's Olympic qualifier confirmed for Donnybrook
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'A huge step' as Ireland's Olympic qualifier confirmed for Donnybrook

Sep 11th 2019, 1:50 PM 6,646 Views 1 Comment

The World Cup silver medallists will take on Canada at Energia Park this November.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 9 September, 2019

Ireland men and women draw Canada in Olympic hockey qualifying play-offs
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland men and women draw Canada in Olympic hockey qualifying play-offs

Sep 9th 2019, 1:28 PM 4,253 Views 2 Comments

The two-legged ties will take place at the end of October/early November.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw

Sep 8th 2019, 11:54 AM 6,912 Views 0 Comments

The draw takes place in Switzerland tomorrow.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Irish pair Crowley and Dukarska secure qualification for 2020 Olympic Games
# Flying The Flag
From The42
# Flying The Flag

Irish pair Crowley and Dukarska secure qualification for 2020 Olympic Games

Aug 31st 2019, 10:27 AM 3,983 Views 3 Comments

The W2 crew of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley became the fourth Irish boat to qualify for Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

Aug 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 23,137 Views 41 Comments

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever

Aug 20th 2019, 1:56 PM 8,992 Views 4 Comments

Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K scored a brilliant 76.351% to help book their spot.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 15 August, 2019

British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together
# Disaster
From The42
# Disaster

British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together

Aug 15th 2019, 11:50 AM 10,822 Views 5 Comments

Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown won’t be doing this again.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Ireland's Lanigan-O'Keeffe closing in on qualification for Tokyo Olympics
# Almost There
From The42
# Almost There

Ireland's Lanigan-O'Keeffe closing in on qualification for Tokyo Olympics

Aug 8th 2019, 7:54 PM 3,821 Views 0 Comments

The Kilkenny man has reached the final of the European Modern Pentathlon Championships.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification
# Record Breakers
From The42
# Record Breakers

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification

Jul 28th 2019, 12:51 PM 8,494 Views 2 Comments

The Irish men’s medley team set a new record on the final day of the FINA World Swimming Championships.