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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Last year 2021

'We showed everyone that we can compete on an international stage and put it up to these bigger countries'
# Relay Reaction
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# Relay Reaction

'We showed everyone that we can compete on an international stage and put it up to these bigger countries'

Jul 31st 2021, 3:31 PM 15,224 Views 0 Comments

The Irish 4x400m mixed relay team finish eighth in the Olympic final this afternoon.

Irish women's hockey team's Olympic dream ends after Great Britain defeat
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

Irish women's hockey team's Olympic dream ends after Great Britain defeat

Jul 31st 2021, 2:34 PM 10,114 Views 5 Comments

The Green Army fell to a 2-0 loss.

Jamaica clean sweep as Thompson-Herah storms to gold in blistering 100m final
# Need For Speed
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# Need For Speed

Jamaica clean sweep as Thompson-Herah storms to gold in blistering 100m final

Updated Jul 31st 2021, 2:01 PM 13,831 Views 4 Comments

British hope Dina Asher-Smith, the world 200m champion, failed to qualify for the final – and then pulled out of the 200m due to injury.

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team finish eighth in Olympic final
# History Makers
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# History Makers

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team finish eighth in Olympic final

Jul 31st 2021, 1:43 PM 24,103 Views 18 Comments

Cillín Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O’Donnell clocked a time of 3:15.04.

Angry Djokovic misses out on Olympic medal as Carreno Busta takes bronze
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Angry Djokovic misses out on Olympic medal as Carreno Busta takes bronze

Jul 31st 2021, 11:30 AM 13,369 Views 15 Comments

The world number one hurled one racket into the stands and smashed another in a 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-3 defeat.

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics
# Best Buddies
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# Best Buddies

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics

Jul 31st 2021, 10:41 AM 13,154 Views 5 Comments

The Irish pair are targeting medals after excellent third rounds.

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot
# Hard Luck
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# Hard Luck

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot

Jul 31st 2021, 9:57 AM 7,031 Views 6 Comments

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are in 13th place overall in the men’s 49er class.

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key

Jul 31st 2021, 9:38 AM 40,394 Views 16 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are due home to Ireland tomorrow.

McIlroy and Lowry chase Schauffele on stacked Olympic leaderboard
# In The Hunt
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# In The Hunt

McIlroy and Lowry chase Schauffele on stacked Olympic leaderboard

Jul 31st 2021, 8:35 AM 11,596 Views 3 Comments

Irish duo set their sights on medals after excellent third rounds.

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture

Jul 31st 2021, 7:42 AM 68,511 Views 13 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Ireland's eventing team in 13th place following dressage phase
# Eventing
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# Eventing

Ireland's eventing team in 13th place following dressage phase

Jul 31st 2021, 4:54 AM 2,934 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Ennis scored 38.10 with her horse Woodcourt Garrison on Saturday morning,

Ledecky beats Titmus for 800m free hat-trick, Dressel shatters WR to win 100m fly gold
# Pool Party
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# Pool Party

Ledecky beats Titmus for 800m free hat-trick, Dressel shatters WR to win 100m fly gold

Jul 31st 2021, 4:04 AM 3,964 Views 0 Comments

US swim star Ledecky signs off with her fourth medal in Tokyo.

Simone Biles withdraws from two of her four individual Olympic finals
# Gymnastics
From The42
# Gymnastics

Simone Biles withdraws from two of her four individual Olympic finals

Jul 31st 2021, 3:32 AM 4,529 Views 6 Comments

The 24-year-old has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday.

Sarah Lavin exits 100m hurdles despite second-fastest time of career
# Final Hurdle
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# Final Hurdle

Sarah Lavin exits 100m hurdles despite second-fastest time of career

Jul 31st 2021, 3:20 AM 6,834 Views 0 Comments

Lavin finished seventh in her heat behind world record holder Kendra Harrison.

Disappointment as Mark English misses out on 800m semi-finals
# Marked Out
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# Marked Out

Disappointment as Mark English misses out on 800m semi-finals

Jul 31st 2021, 2:44 AM 6,868 Views 3 Comments

English’s time of 1:46.75 wasn’t enough to see him progress.

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test, out of Olympics
# Positive Test
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# Positive Test

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test, out of Olympics

Jul 31st 2021, 1:31 AM 9,116 Views 7 Comments

Blessing Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test conducted earlier this month.

Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh
# Going For Gold
From The42
# Going For Gold

Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh

Jul 30th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,739 Views 6 Comments

McIlroy and Shane Lowry are both four shots off the lead in Tokyo.

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals
# Relief
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# Relief

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals

Jul 30th 2021, 2:16 PM 8,021 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast boxer suffered a ‘slight strain’ to his ankle after his quarter-final victory.

Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco make positive start to Dressage event
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco make positive start to Dressage event

Updated Jul 30th 2021, 1:26 PM 6,263 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Austin O’Connor and Colorado Blue are in 29th place after the second session.

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 1:16 PM 9,855 Views 12 Comments

Danielle Hill was also in action in the 50m freestyle heats at the Tokyo Games.

Annalise Murphy: 'I can't see myself going on for another Olympics'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Annalise Murphy: 'I can't see myself going on for another Olympics'

Jul 30th 2021, 1:01 PM 10,112 Views 2 Comments

A silver medalist in Rio, Murphy won’t go for a fourth Games, she says.

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final
# Fab Four
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# Fab Four

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final

Jul 30th 2021, 12:26 PM 67,106 Views 27 Comments

Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O’Donnell set a new national record of 3:12.18.

US swimmer accuses Russia's Rylov of doping in Olympics row
# War Of Words
From The42
# War Of Words

US swimmer accuses Russia's Rylov of doping in Olympics row

Jul 30th 2021, 11:54 AM 9,277 Views 15 Comments

Ryan Murphy raised doubts about the result when he claimed he was ‘swimming in a race that’s probably not clean’.

Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes with comeback win at Olympics
# Alexander The Great
From The42
# Alexander The Great

Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes with comeback win at Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 11:10 AM 5,024 Views 1 Comment

Zverev is looking to become the first German to win singles gold since Steffi Graf in Seoul.

Lowry and McIlroy fire themselves into Olympic medal contention
# Making Moves
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# Making Moves

Lowry and McIlroy fire themselves into Olympic medal contention

Jul 30th 2021, 9:18 AM 14,919 Views 15 Comments

Both players are just four shots off the lead in Tokyo.

Annalise Murphy misses out on Laser Radial medal race
# Sailing
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# Sailing

Annalise Murphy misses out on Laser Radial medal race

Jul 30th 2021, 8:06 AM 7,797 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove sit 14th overall in the 49er class.

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics

Jul 30th 2021, 7:51 AM 7,273 Views 4 Comments

The four-time defending Olympic champion pulled out of the team final and the individual all-around final.

Ireland hockey team suffer huge blow to quarter-final hopes as India strike late
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Ireland hockey team suffer huge blow to quarter-final hopes as India strike late

Jul 30th 2021, 7:33 AM 30,327 Views 20 Comments

The Green Army conclude their group against reigning champions Great Britain on Friday.

Olympic Breakfast: Walsh guarantees another medal for Ireland but mixed fortunes on the track
# Update
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# Update

Olympic Breakfast: Walsh guarantees another medal for Ireland but mixed fortunes on the track

Jul 30th 2021, 6:35 AM 35,706 Views 2 Comments

Belfast boxer Walsh provided a memorable moment on another busy morning for Team Ireland in Tokyo.

'Crazy and surreal' – Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 100m freestyle
# Taking Silver
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# Taking Silver

'Crazy and surreal' – Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 100m freestyle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:06 AM 9,859 Views 1 Comment

The grand-niece of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey has been a revelation in Tokyo.

Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh secures Olympic medal with quarter-final win
# Winner Winner
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# Winner Winner

Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh secures Olympic medal with quarter-final win

Updated Jul 30th 2021, 5:26 AM 24,546 Views 12 Comments

Walsh beat Mervin Clair of Mauritius in his quarter-final bout.

Wang steals show to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps
# Swimming
From The42
# Swimming

Wang steals show to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps

Jul 30th 2021, 4:43 AM 4,544 Views 0 Comments

Wang was the top seed for the 200m after an impressive showing in the semi-final.

Thomas Barr advances to semi-finals of 400m hurdles
# Qualified
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# Qualified

Thomas Barr advances to semi-finals of 400m hurdles

Jul 30th 2021, 4:08 AM 9,258 Views 8 Comments

Barr finished second in his heat to world record holder Karsten Warholm of Norway.

Kellie Harrington delivers impressive performance on Olympic debut
# Classy
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# Classy

Kellie Harrington delivers impressive performance on Olympic debut

Jul 30th 2021, 3:35 AM 8,131 Views 3 Comments

The Dublin fighter comfortably saw off the challenge of Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli.

Disappointing start to Olympic athletics events as Irish athletes fall short in 800m heats
# Not To Be
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# Not To Be

Disappointing start to Olympic athletics events as Irish athletes fall short in 800m heats

Jul 30th 2021, 3:07 AM 13,903 Views 7 Comments

Nadia Power, Louise Shanahan and Síofra Cléirigh Büttner were all in action at the Japan National Stadium.

RTÉ respond to 'inaccurate and misleading claims' about their Olympics coverage in Northern Ireland
# Statement
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# Statement

RTÉ respond to 'inaccurate and misleading claims' about their Olympics coverage in Northern Ireland

Jul 29th 2021, 8:24 PM 49,816 Views 51 Comments

Some politicians say it is ‘unfair’ and ‘unacceptable’ that RTÉ’s coverage is unavailable in Northern Ireland.

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness
# Unfortunate
From The42
# Unfortunate

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness

Jul 29th 2021, 6:24 PM 15,037 Views 3 Comments

The 39-year-old says she had not been feeling well over the past few days.

McIlroy backs Simone Biles '100%' over Olympic withdrawal
# Head Space
From The42
# Head Space

McIlroy backs Simone Biles '100%' over Olympic withdrawal

Jul 29th 2021, 12:54 PM 7,357 Views 7 Comments

McIlroy hails Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles for prioritising their mental health.

McIlroy and Lowry off the early pace as Austria's Straka hits the front
# Teed Off
From The42
# Teed Off

McIlroy and Lowry off the early pace as Austria's Straka hits the front

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 12:45 PM 13,739 Views 7 Comments

Austria’s Sepp Straka holds the clubhouse lead on eight-under after a lightning-hit opening round.

Shane Ryan sets new Irish record in 100m butterfly heats
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Shane Ryan sets new Irish record in 100m butterfly heats

Jul 29th 2021, 12:13 PM 5,769 Views 1 Comment

Ryan sets new Irish record of 52.52 seconds but falls short of a place in tomorrow morning’s semi-finals.