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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 25 July, 2021

No medal race for Irish pair Byrne and Doyle as they finish last in semi-final
# Out Of Contention
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# Out Of Contention

No medal race for Irish pair Byrne and Doyle as they finish last in semi-final

Jul 25th 2021, 4:58 AM 5,134 Views 1 Comment

The Irish pair were tipped as medal contenders in Tokyo.

Medal hopes remain on course as Sanita Puspure eases to Olympic semi-finals
# Dominant
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# Dominant

Medal hopes remain on course as Sanita Puspure eases to Olympic semi-finals

Jul 25th 2021, 3:19 AM 5,310 Views 1 Comment

Puspure won her quarter-final in the women’s single sculls in Tokyo this morning.

Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success
# Progress
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# Progress

Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success

Updated Jul 25th 2021, 2:33 AM 4,807 Views 0 Comments

The women’s pair Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the lightweight duo of Aoife Casey and Margret Cremen delivered the results they needed.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 24 July, 2021

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
# Back On Track
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# Back On Track

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020

Jul 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 6,985 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign

Jul 24th 2021, 2:55 PM 38,944 Views 28 Comments

Róisín Upton and Sarah Torrans scored the goals against South Africa.

Ireland's Ellen Walshe wins heat but misses out on semi-finals along with Greene
# 2020 Olympics
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# 2020 Olympics

Ireland's Ellen Walshe wins heat but misses out on semi-finals along with Greene

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 12:53 PM 6,812 Views 1 Comment

19-year-old Walshe finished 24th overall in the 100m Butterfly, while Darragh Greene was well outside 100m Breaststroke qualification.

'Fight for your dreams,' says 12-year-old Syrian star after Olympics exit
# Prodigy
From The42
# Prodigy

'Fight for your dreams,' says 12-year-old Syrian star after Olympics exit

Jul 24th 2021, 12:13 PM 6,888 Views 2 Comments

Hend Zaza was the youngest competitor at Tokyo 2020, and the table tennis player bowed out to an opponent more than three times her age.

Irish challenge fades late on in road race as Richard Carapaz claims gold
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Irish challenge fades late on in road race as Richard Carapaz claims gold

Jul 24th 2021, 10:31 AM 6,520 Views 2 Comments

Dan Martin led the battling Irish trio home.

'Go to bed. Don't mind watching us fools here. There is a repeat on in the morning I'm sure'
# Happy Out
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# Happy Out

'Go to bed. Don't mind watching us fools here. There is a repeat on in the morning I'm sure'

Jul 24th 2021, 9:59 AM 10,309 Views 6 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy gave another typically entertaining post-race interview in Tokyo today.

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

'Some people come here to participate at an Olympics, I came here to win it' - Jack Woolley devastated by last-kick defeat

Jul 24th 2021, 9:50 AM 15,950 Views 3 Comments

The Dubliner’s gold medal hopes ended cruelly early this morning.

Medvedev calls for later starts as tennis stars toil in Tokyo heat
# Too Hot To Handle
From The42
# Too Hot To Handle

Medvedev calls for later starts as tennis stars toil in Tokyo heat

Jul 24th 2021, 9:11 AM 3,705 Views 1 Comment

The world number two said the conditions were “some of the worst” in which he had ever played.

Rhys McClenaghan posts strong score in pommel horse qualifier
# Benchmark
From The42
# Benchmark

Rhys McClenaghan posts strong score in pommel horse qualifier

Jul 24th 2021, 8:54 AM 7,049 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year old was awarded a score of 15.266 by the judges in Tokyo.

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going
# Highs And Lows
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# Highs And Lows

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going

Jul 24th 2021, 7:19 AM 53,642 Views 8 Comments

O’Donovan and McCarthy put down a marker but there was disappointment for medal hopeful Jack Woolley in the Taekwondo 58kg category.

Heartbreak for Jack Woolley as last-gasp kick ends gold medal hopes
# A Cruel Game
From The42
# A Cruel Game

Heartbreak for Jack Woolley as last-gasp kick ends gold medal hopes

Jul 24th 2021, 6:04 AM 12,795 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliner took a 13-12 lead into the final round before a late flurry from Guzman proved costly.

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win

Jul 24th 2021, 5:06 AM 13,393 Views 4 Comments

Featherweight Kurt Walker overcame a third-round cut to march on to the last sixteen.

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics
# Bullseye
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# Bullseye

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

Jul 24th 2021, 4:11 AM 2,450 Views 1 Comment

A last shot mistake opened the door for Yang to claim the opening medal of the Games.

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory
# Pull Like A Dog
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# Pull Like A Dog

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory

Jul 24th 2021, 3:56 AM 27,278 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy put down a marker in Tokyo on another great day for Irish rowing.

Doyle and Byrne bounce back to progress into semi-finals
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Doyle and Byrne bounce back to progress into semi-finals

Jul 24th 2021, 2:53 AM 4,469 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska just missed out on automatic entry into the semi-finals.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 23 July, 2021

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium
# Restricted Numbers
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# Restricted Numbers

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium

Jul 23rd 2021, 2:14 PM 20,913 Views 4 Comments

Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were allowed into the 68,000-capacity venue.

'Her time will come' - Sonia O'Sullivan eases up on Adeleke Olympics omission anger
# Game Recognise Game
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# Game Recognise Game

'Her time will come' - Sonia O'Sullivan eases up on Adeleke Olympics omission anger

Jul 23rd 2021, 11:05 AM 16,196 Views 1 Comment

The Cork legend recently hit out at ‘one of the worst decisions ever made by Athletics Ireland’.

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era
# Luck Of The Draw
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# Luck Of The Draw

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era

Jul 23rd 2021, 9:34 AM 17,024 Views 5 Comments

A cruel draw and a different scene make it difficult to see a talented team replicating the success of Beijing or London.

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain
# Decision
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# Decision

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:42 AM 4,223 Views 0 Comments

He will still compete in the men’s 100m butterfly and the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Puspure: 'You just think about the next race and not the race that you may be doing in a week’s time'
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Puspure: 'You just think about the next race and not the race that you may be doing in a week’s time'

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:16 AM 3,497 Views 2 Comments

One of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes at the Olympics, Sanita Puspure got off to a winning start in Tokyo.

‘We want that top spot’: The Co Down gymnast whose Olympic journey started in his back garden
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

‘We want that top spot’: The Co Down gymnast whose Olympic journey started in his back garden

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:00 AM 13,476 Views 2 Comments

Rhys McClenaghan, 22, will be unleashing his talent at the Tokyo Olympics. He’s the second focus in our new series with Indeed.

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium

Jul 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 10,728 Views 7 Comments

Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.

Sanita Puspure comfortably into quarter-finals as Ireland's Olympics begins
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Sanita Puspure comfortably into quarter-finals as Ireland's Olympics begins

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 3:06 AM 9,100 Views 1 Comment

Byrne and Doyle face repechage after missing automatic qualification for the men’s double sculls semis.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Sign up here for Olympic Breakfast, our free Tokyo 2020 daily update
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Sign up here for Olympic Breakfast, our free Tokyo 2020 daily update

Jul 22nd 2021, 5:15 PM 9,544 Views 5 Comments

We’ll keep a close eye on events right through the night and email you the bits you need to know first thing every morning.

France thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener as Richarlison-inspired Brazil beat Germany
# More Football
From The42
# More Football

France thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener as Richarlison-inspired Brazil beat Germany

Jul 22nd 2021, 4:49 PM 11,092 Views 1 Comment

The Everton forward scored a first-half hat-trick as Brazil won 4-2, while Spain and Egypt played out a goalless draw.

Ireland's boxers handed extremely tough draws in Tokyo
# Annoying
From The42
# Annoying

Ireland's boxers handed extremely tough draws in Tokyo

Jul 22nd 2021, 4:11 PM 6,719 Views 1 Comment

Though things landed nicely for Kellie Harrington and Aidan Walsh, their team-mates will all face unenviable opposition in their opening bouts.

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut
# Trailblazer
From The42
# Trailblazer

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut

Jul 22nd 2021, 10:59 AM 6,860 Views 3 Comments

The 53-year-old, working in Japan as an analyst for NBC, skated on the sidelines of the Japanese and American teams’ training sessions.

'You cut a deal with yourself - 'I will do this and I know it will be bad, but I will recover'
# The Toughest
From The42
# The Toughest

'You cut a deal with yourself - 'I will do this and I know it will be bad, but I will recover'

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 22,076 Views 5 Comments

Two-time Olympic rower Paul Griffin talks to The42 about his career, and what it takes to reach the top of one of the world’s toughest sports.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’
# Family Affair
From The42
# Family Affair

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’

Jul 21st 2021, 4:02 PM 6,469 Views 9 Comments

The duo will line up in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday.

USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener

Jul 21st 2021, 11:40 AM 12,614 Views 5 Comments

The four-time Olympic champions crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Sweden.

Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test

Jul 21st 2021, 11:29 AM 6,919 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Kermond was kicked off the Australian Olympic team on Wednesday

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm
# Brizzie
From The42
# Brizzie

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC confirm

Jul 21st 2021, 10:56 AM 15,299 Views 15 Comments

The decision means the IOC has now secured hosts for the next three Summer Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Organisers refuse to rule out cancelling Olympics despite IOC insisting it’s not an option
# At Odds
From The42
# At Odds

Organisers refuse to rule out cancelling Olympics despite IOC insisting it’s not an option

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 4:41 PM 3,883 Views 0 Comments

These latest comments from the head of the Tokyo Organising Committee come hours after Thomas Bach spoke of the need to drive on with plans.

Poland forced to send six swimmers home from Olympics following 'administrative error'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Poland forced to send six swimmers home from Olympics following 'administrative error'

Jul 20th 2021, 9:29 AM 8,189 Views 2 Comments

The six swimmers have threatened legal action against the Polish Swimming Federation.

Harrington and Irvine to carry Irish flag at Olympics opening ceremony
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Harrington and Irvine to carry Irish flag at Olympics opening ceremony

Jul 20th 2021, 7:59 AM 27,723 Views 8 Comments

Kellie Harrington welcomes ‘an amazing honour’ ahead of Friday’s parade of nations.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Athlete tests positive for Covid-19 as Tokyo Olympics opening nears
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Athlete tests positive for Covid-19 as Tokyo Olympics opening nears

Jul 15th 2021, 9:34 AM 3,716 Views 1 Comment

Tokyo 2020 organisers gave no further details on the identity of those who tested positive.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 9 July, 2021

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Olympics following decision to play without fans
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Olympics following decision to play without fans

Jul 9th 2021, 8:34 AM 4,701 Views 7 Comments

The Australian said he was not motivated to play with no spectators present after Games organisers banned crowds.