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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Sha'Carri Richardson out of Olympics after USA relay snub
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Sha'Carri Richardson out of Olympics after USA relay snub

Jul 7th 2021, 9:35 AM 12,621 Views 13 Comments

Richardson’s 30-day marijuana ban expires before the Olympic relay competition begins.

Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games
# Take-up
From The42
# Take-up

Over 90% of Ireland's Olympic team expected to be vaccinated for Tokyo Games

Jul 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 1,605 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Olympic CMO, Dr Jim O’Donovan, says timing, personal reasons and competitive concerns may deter a small minority of athletes from receiving the jab.

No holding back for 19-year-old Tanya Watson ahead of Tokyo return
# Diving Head-first
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# Diving Head-first

No holding back for 19-year-old Tanya Watson ahead of Tokyo return

Jul 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 2,498 Views 0 Comments

Team-mate Oliver Dingley has told her that the Olympics are ‘something to enjoy, soak in, and be excited about when you’re there.’

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 5 July, 2021

Everton allow Richarlison to play in Olympics with Brazil
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Everton allow Richarlison to play in Olympics with Brazil

Jul 5th 2021, 7:01 PM 5,401 Views 6 Comments

It is likely the player will miss the start of the Premier League season as a result.

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics

Jul 5th 2021, 4:48 PM 3,723 Views 2 Comments

The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
# Allowance
From The42
# Allowance

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,406 Views 0 Comments

The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 25 June, 2021

37 years on from Games debut, Aussie veteran set for 8th Olympics
# Like A Fine Wine
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# Like A Fine Wine

37 years on from Games debut, Aussie veteran set for 8th Olympics

Jun 25th 2021, 12:28 PM 4,484 Views 1 Comment

Equestrian Anthony Hoy was named on the Australian team on Friday.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Injury prompts Ireland's Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe to 'pass my place onto another athlete' at Olympics
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Injury prompts Ireland's Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe to 'pass my place onto another athlete' at Olympics

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:59 PM 4,677 Views 3 Comments

The pentathlete has a hip issue and says that ‘to travel and not represent myself or my country to the fullest would be dishonourable’.

Olympic champion's eight-year doping ban halved - but will still miss Tokyo 2020
# Sun Yang
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# Sun Yang

Olympic champion's eight-year doping ban halved - but will still miss Tokyo 2020

Jun 23rd 2021, 8:44 AM 3,403 Views 2 Comments

Sun Yang has always protested innocence over the anti-doping violation in 2018.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Ireland captain Billy Dardis marks Olympic qualification with pitch-perfect interview
# Sevens Heaven
From The42
# Sevens Heaven

Ireland captain Billy Dardis marks Olympic qualification with pitch-perfect interview

Jun 20th 2021, 8:56 PM 12,665 Views 7 Comments

‘To be an Olympian, no one can take that away from you.’

Sensational second half sees Ireland Men's Sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympics
# Next Stop Tokyo
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# Next Stop Tokyo

Sensational second half sees Ireland Men's Sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Jun 20th 2021, 6:34 PM 51,624 Views 40 Comments

Ireland beat France 28-19 in the final of the Olympic qualification repechage.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Minister backs Swim Ireland in their appeal to have Olympic relay team reinstated
# Swim Team 33
From The42
# Swim Team 33

Minister backs Swim Ireland in their appeal to have Olympic relay team reinstated

Jun 8th 2021, 12:51 PM 13,783 Views 5 Comments

Irish 4x100m medley team had their Olympic invitation rescinded on Monday.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 7 June, 2021

Olympic invite for Irish men's swim team rescinded following FINA error
# Appeal
From The42
# Appeal

Olympic invite for Irish men's swim team rescinded following FINA error

Jun 7th 2021, 3:20 PM 52,005 Views 11 Comments

Swim Ireland intend to challenge the decision.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Japanese newspaper sponsoring Tokyo Olympics joins chorus calling for cancellation of Games
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Japanese newspaper sponsoring Tokyo Olympics joins chorus calling for cancellation of Games

May 26th 2021, 3:03 PM 2,545 Views 1 Comment

The call comes with public opinion in Japan firmly against holding the Games this summer.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Ireland's Carolyn Hayes claims silver medal at Triathlon World Cup in Lisbon
# Triathlon
From The42
# Triathlon

Ireland's Carolyn Hayes claims silver medal at Triathlon World Cup in Lisbon

May 23rd 2021, 5:04 PM 3,104 Views 1 Comment

Career-best performance takes Hayes one step closer to Olympic qualification.

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The former footballer set to be one of Sligo's first Olympians

May 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 29,348 Views 2 Comments

Chris O’Donnell was a part of the mixed 4x400m relay team that sealed Ireland’s qualification earlier this month.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Jenny Egan to compete for final Olympic spot after strong semi-final showing
# You Canoe It
From The42
# You Canoe It

Jenny Egan to compete for final Olympic spot after strong semi-final showing

May 20th 2021, 4:10 PM 1,843 Views 2 Comments

The Kildare woman must win her K1 200m final in Siberia if she is to claim the final ticket to Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 16 May, 2021

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'
# Old-fashioned Trolling
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# Old-fashioned Trolling

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'

May 16th 2021, 9:00 AM 13,619 Views 0 Comments

Derval O’Rourke on why it is important to show respect to all Irish athletes who compete at the Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 13 May, 2021

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
# Unacceptable
From The42
# Unacceptable

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'

Updated May 13th 2021, 12:21 PM 36,003 Views 38 Comments

Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
# Vote
From The42
# Vote

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 2,451 Views 4 Comments

The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Tokyo Olympics could still be cancelled, admits senior Japanese government member
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics could still be cancelled, admits senior Japanese government member

Apr 15th 2021, 9:52 AM 1,756 Views 0 Comments

The Olympics are due to get under way on 23 July, with the Paralympics taking place after.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'
# AIM
From The42
# AIM

'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'

Mar 23rd 2021, 2:53 PM 5,024 Views 1 Comment

After a fantastic season, Nadia Power feels there is plenty more work to be done.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Organisers confirm no overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
# Decision Made
From The42
# Decision Made

Organisers confirm no overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Mar 20th 2021, 12:05 PM 1,549 Views 0 Comments

The decision comes due to continuing uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 14 March, 2021

World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics
# Opting Out
From The42
# Opting Out

World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics

Mar 14th 2021, 2:21 PM 3,903 Views 1 Comment

The reigning Masters champion said last year he would not have played in the Japan Games had they been staged as planned in 2020.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
# Turner's Cross
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# Turner's Cross

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 14,249 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Nicole Turner is targeting the podium at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

'It's tough to describe it in words but it means so much' - Team Ireland's fundraising drive
# The Next Level
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# The Next Level

'It's tough to describe it in words but it means so much' - Team Ireland's fundraising drive

Mar 2nd 2021, 1:03 PM 2,331 Views 0 Comments

Paralympics Ireland’s new fundraising campaign ‘The Next Level’ has already raised over €60,000.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 22 February, 2021

Irish Olympic hopeful Fletcher set for surgery on broken leg
# Get Well Soon
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# Get Well Soon

Irish Olympic hopeful Fletcher set for surgery on broken leg

Feb 22nd 2021, 4:42 PM 6,677 Views 0 Comments

Fletcher suffered the injury at the IJF Tel Aviv Grand Slam on Saturday.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 12 February, 2021

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics chief quits in sexism row but unease remains over macho culture

Feb 12th 2021, 7:23 AM 14,622 Views 18 Comments

One of just two women in Japan’s cabinet has been mooted as a possible successor.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women
# Say No Mori
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# Say No Mori

IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women

Feb 9th 2021, 11:28 AM 2,705 Views 3 Comments

However, the International Olympics Committee hasn’t asked for the resignation of the 83-year-old.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Olympic chief calls for 'patience and understanding' on Tokyo Games decision
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Olympic chief calls for 'patience and understanding' on Tokyo Games decision

Jan 27th 2021, 5:52 PM 1,234 Views 0 Comments

The emergence of new strains has sparked debate on whether the Games should take place.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 22 January, 2021

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,197 Views 10 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan

Jan 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 24,970 Views 16 Comments

Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Liam Jegou makes history with World Cup gold medal
# Slalom Success
From The42
# Slalom Success

Liam Jegou makes history with World Cup gold medal

Nov 8th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,257 Views 1 Comment

The canoeist today earned Ireland’s first-ever World Cup gold medal in the C1 class.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief

Sep 24th 2020, 1:43 PM 4,230 Views 2 Comments

Tour de France “showed to the world that we can organise safe sport events even without a vaccine”, says Thomas Bach.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 24 July, 2020

Ryan happy to be back in the water after family's Covid battle in States
# Choppy
From The42
# Choppy

Ryan happy to be back in the water after family's Covid battle in States

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 8:35 AM 30,072 Views 2 Comments

‘I had to sit here by myself, worrying my butt off about them making it through, that they were okay.’

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Olympic marathon qualifier Scullion reconsiders 'rash' retirement announcement
# Athletics
From The42
# Athletics

Olympic marathon qualifier Scullion reconsiders 'rash' retirement announcement

Jul 19th 2020, 4:40 PM 6,986 Views 1 Comment

Scullion had announced his retirement with a short tweet on Saturday night.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain
# Switch
From The42
# Switch

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain

May 13th 2020, 1:06 PM 6,321 Views 8 Comments

The cyclist was born near Aylesbury but her family moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was 18 months old.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 4,450 Views 0 Comments

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 27 March, 2020

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021
# Olympic Dream
From The42
# Olympic Dream

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021

Mar 27th 2020, 11:31 AM 970 Views 0 Comments

The Olympics have been pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 4:17 PM 19,295 Views 7 Comments

Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.