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# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 8 June, 2019

From The42 Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream The Duke

Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream

Deirdre Duke and Ireland begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign on home soil today.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'There is no room for error and we know that. We're excited by the pressure'

A golden summer will count for nothing if Ireland fail to take the first steps towards Tokyo 2020 on home soil this month.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

From The42 Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s Tokyo Drift

Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s

Anthony Eddy has fresh faces on board as his men embark on another testing tournament.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 23 May, 2019

From The42 Man put in charge of Olympic boxing admits he is 'totally unprepared' for the role Good Grief

Man put in charge of Olympic boxing admits he is 'totally unprepared' for the role

As things stand, boxers have no idea as to how they might qualify for the Games.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

From The42 Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body And Still?

Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body

‘Today’s decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing,’ IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 19 May, 2019

From The42 Sunday best secures Olympic qualification for Ireland's Boyce On The Plane

Sunday best secures Olympic qualification for Ireland's Boyce

The race walker will compete at his third Olympics in Tokyo next summer.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

From The42 Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Tokyo 2020

Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The 30-year-old was speaking ahead of the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park on Tuesday.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Amateur boxing's crisis-hit governing body warns of legal action if barred from Tokyo Olympics

AIBA said in a statement to AFP that it will ‘defend its legitimate right’ to organise boxing in Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 27 April, 2019

From The42 'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics Tipperary Tandem This post contains videos

'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics

The former Tipp minor hurler on losing 90% of his vision at 19, his battle with alcohol and becoming a Paralympian.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 20 April, 2019

From The42 'My first Olympics was absolutely amazing, but this has to be the one' Focused

'My first Olympics was absolutely amazing, but this has to be the one'

After winning European bronze last summer, Shane Ryan is focused on making his mark on the Olympic stage in Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta

The Carlow native narrowly missed out on a podium place after an impressive performance.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 21 March, 2019

From The42 'I feel like my body is kind of falling apart' - Olympic superstar Biles to retire after Tokyo 2020 Plans

'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

From The42 Japan's Olympic Committee chief to step down amid corruption probe Tokyo 2020

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

From The42 'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever' Adventure

'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

From The42 Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney Tokyo 2020

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

From The42 Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline Problems

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

From The42 All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers Sustainable

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

From The42 'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake' Tokyo 2020

'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

From The42 'I can't let him win an Olympic medal and I don't...that would just be really awful' Power Couple

'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

From The42 'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change' Tokyo 2020

'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

From The42 '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’.

From The42 IOC freeze preparations for boxing at next Olympics amid governing body mess Governance

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

From The42 BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold' Tokyo 2020

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

From The42 Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on Tokyo 2020

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

From The42 'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training' Tokyo 2020

'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

From The42 IRFU announce 11 full-time contracts as Women's Sevens team begin Olympic campaign Tokyo 2020

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

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

From The42 The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps Talent

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

From The42 ‘During the week the lads didn’t want to even be around me - I was that angry and that frustrated’ Pedal Power

‘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

From The42 New sailing high performance centre to 'create medal potential' ahead of Tokyo 2020 Sail Away

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

From The42 'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food' Interview This post contains videos

'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

From The42 "Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'" Dreams

"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

From The42 'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink Disgraced

'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

From The42 ‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’ Pain

‘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.