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# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

From the Leaving Cert to the European Games in 5 days: Appiah scaling new heights for Longford
# Sky's The Limit
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# Sky's The Limit

From the Leaving Cert to the European Games in 5 days: Appiah scaling new heights for Longford

Jul 23rd 2019, 2:24 PM 4,712 Views 0 Comments

‘The thing is you get big support from people online, but at the events themselves there needs to be more bodies there.’

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020
# Olympic Games
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# Olympic Games

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020

Jul 21st 2019, 11:22 AM 4,848 Views 2 Comments

Greene’s time in South Korea pre-validates him for the 2020 Games in Tokyo next summer.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret

Jul 17th 2019, 9:38 PM 54,497 Views 67 Comments

The Northern Irishman is on home soil for this week’s 148th Open Championship.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'
# Interview
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# Interview

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'

Jul 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 4,298 Views 0 Comments

Chloe Magee speaks to The42 off the back of her European Games success alongside brother Sam.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 15 July, 2019

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short
# One Last Chance
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# One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Jul 15th 2019, 1:10 PM 5,281 Views 6 Comments

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Leinster's Keenan returns to Ireland 7s squad for Olympic qualifier
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Leinster's Keenan returns to Ireland 7s squad for Olympic qualifier

Jul 10th 2019, 12:14 PM 5,569 Views 3 Comments

Anthony Eddy has named his squad for this weekend’s tournament in Colomiers.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Disappointing finish puts Lynch's Tokyo 2020 ambitions on hold
# Sailing
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# Sailing

Disappointing finish puts Lynch's Tokyo 2020 ambitions on hold

Jul 9th 2019, 2:51 PM 3,464 Views 0 Comments

The Irish sailor will have to wait until next April to secure his place at the Olympics.

Ireland at full strength for this weekend's Olympic qualifying tournament
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland at full strength for this weekend's Olympic qualifying tournament

Jul 9th 2019, 12:55 PM 4,103 Views 3 Comments

A place at Tokyo 2020 is on the line in Kazan.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 24 June, 2019

France set the standard ahead of Olympic Sevens qualifier, but Ireland not far off the pace
# Sighter
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# Sighter

France set the standard ahead of Olympic Sevens qualifier, but Ireland not far off the pace

Jun 24th 2019, 2:28 PM 5,407 Views 1 Comment

Ireland will likely have to beat France in Colombiers next month to secure passage to the Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea
# Road To Tokyo
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# Road To Tokyo

Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea

Jun 22nd 2019, 4:45 PM 5,010 Views 2 Comments

Three goals in a three-minute spell either side of half time saw Alexander Cox’s men through.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory
# Venue
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# Venue

Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory

Jun 16th 2019, 11:22 AM 4,753 Views 1 Comment

The Sea Forest Waterway was unveiled on Sunday as Japan’s venue for the Olympic rowing’s eight-day programme.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 14 June, 2019

'It's vitally important we qualify, for the longevity and survival of the sport here'
# 2020 Olympics
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# 2020 Olympics

'It's vitally important we qualify, for the longevity and survival of the sport here'

Jun 14th 2019, 4:06 PM 9,624 Views 6 Comments

Ireland begin their quest to qualify for a second consecutive Olympic Games in France on Saturday morning.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain

Jun 9th 2019, 2:56 PM 4,159 Views 2 Comments

The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Ireland far from their best but take first step on the long road to Tokyo
# Fih Final Series
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# Fih Final Series

Ireland far from their best but take first step on the long road to Tokyo

Jun 8th 2019, 4:26 PM 8,398 Views 2 Comments

The World Cup finalists recorded a narrow victory over Malaysia in their FIH Final Series opener at Banbridge.

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

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

Jun 8th 2019, 8:00 AM 17,740 Views 1 Comment

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'
# The Green Army
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# The Green Army

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

Jun 5th 2019, 7:38 PM 10,098 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 29th 2019, 5:11 PM 6,112 Views 4 Comments

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

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 23 May, 2019

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

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

May 23rd 2019, 3:28 PM 3,844 Views 0 Comments

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

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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

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

May 22nd 2019, 5:40 PM 14,077 Views 16 Comments

‘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

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

Sunday best secures Olympic qualification for Ireland's Boyce

May 19th 2019, 3:43 PM 4,291 Views 2 Comments

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

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

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

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

May 14th 2019, 6:29 PM 28,714 Views 80 Comments

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
# Going Down Swinging
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# Going Down Swinging

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

May 7th 2019, 12:23 PM 3,079 Views 0 Comments

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

'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
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# Tipperary Tandem

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

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 AM 25,852 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,114 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sailing Along Nicely
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# Sailing Along Nicely

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

Apr 6th 2019, 4:55 PM 1,723 Views 0 Comments

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

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 21 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 21st 2019, 6:56 PM 9,872 Views 3 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

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

Mar 19th 2019, 10:19 AM 1,910 Views 4 Comments

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
# Home Advantage
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# Home Advantage

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

Feb 26th 2019, 5:03 PM 2,949 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Adventure
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# Adventure

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

Feb 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 90,361 Views 18 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

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

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 6,740 Views 3 Comments

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
# Problems
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# Problems

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

Updated Feb 15th 2019, 7:50 PM 8,216 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sustainable
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# Sustainable

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

Feb 8th 2019, 6:25 PM 5,534 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

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

Jan 19th 2019, 8:30 AM 7,892 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Power Couple
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# Power Couple

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

Dec 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 24,742 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

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

Dec 23rd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,740 Views 0 Comments

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
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# IOC

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

Nov 30th 2018, 9:24 PM 2,531 Views 4 Comments

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
# Worrying Times
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# Worrying Times

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

Nov 30th 2018, 4:46 PM 2,819 Views 4 Comments

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
# Governance
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# Governance

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

Nov 30th 2018, 12:45 PM 11,823 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

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

Nov 29th 2018, 2:52 PM 13,463 Views 18 Comments

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
# Beat The Heat
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# Beat The Heat

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 1:33 PM 3,556 Views 1 Comment

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.