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#Tokyo Olympics

# tokyo-olympics - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

A European Champs injury scare, the 'bigger picture' of Olympics and vlogging life as an elite athlete
# Interview
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# Interview

A European Champs injury scare, the 'bigger picture' of Olympics and vlogging life as an elite athlete

Apr 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 1,736 Views 1 Comment

Rhys McClenaghan had a wrist injury heading into the recent European Gymnastics Championships.

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 23 April, 2021

Japan declares virus emergency in Tokyo three months before Olympics
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Japan declares virus emergency in Tokyo three months before Olympics

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:59 PM 3,837 Views 1 Comment

Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto told reporters on Friday: ‘We’re not thinking about cancellation.’

# tokyo-olympics - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

McSharry and Wiffen qualify for the Olympics on opening day of national swimming trials
# Making Waves
From The42
# Making Waves

McSharry and Wiffen qualify for the Olympics on opening day of national swimming trials

Apr 20th 2021, 1:45 PM 3,437 Views 2 Comments

Darragh Greene and Shane Ryan also swam within their necessary Olympic times, with Greene setting a new Irish senior record.

# tokyo-olympics - Saturday 17 April, 2021

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,556 Views 3 Comments

What does it take to become an Olympian? Garry Doyle gets an insight from our leading athletes into the dedication required to make it to Tokyo.

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 26 March, 2021

Irish sailing team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
# Going To The Games
From The42
# Going To The Games

Irish sailing team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Mar 26th 2021, 12:53 PM 3,224 Views 2 Comments

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove booked their spot following a thrilling final fleet race at the 49er Olympic qualifier in Lanzarote.

# tokyo-olympics - 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 1,540 Views 0 Comments

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

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 26 February, 2021

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

Feb 26th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,256 Views 3 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Tokyo Olympics chief set to quit over sexist remarks – report
# No Mori
From The42
# No Mori

Tokyo Olympics chief set to quit over sexist remarks – report

Feb 11th 2021, 1:33 PM 1,855 Views 0 Comments

Yoshiro Mori said meetings involving women tended to drag on.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments
# Yoshiro Mori
# Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo Olympics chief apologises but refuses to resign over sexist comments

Feb 4th 2021, 7:20 AM 31,005 Views 24 Comments

Yoshiro Mori prompted outrage in Japan for saying that women speak too much in meetings.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'No plan B' - IOC chief says Tokyo Olympics will go ahead
# Pressing On
From The42
# Pressing On

'No plan B' - IOC chief says Tokyo Olympics will go ahead

Jan 21st 2021, 11:41 AM 1,343 Views 2 Comments

There has been mounting speculation the postponed Games will ultimately be cancelled.

# tokyo-olympics - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?

Jan 19th 2021, 9:46 PM 1,920 Views 1 Comment

A London 2012 chief reckons it’s ‘unlikely,’ while the World Athletics president believes a very different Games will take place.

# tokyo-olympics - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'
# Big Ben
From The42
# Big Ben

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'

Dec 27th 2020, 9:08 AM 33,494 Views 7 Comments

When the opportunity came to switch allegiance from Britain to Ireland, Ben Fletcher jumped at it.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret
# Tokyo Olympics
From The42
# Tokyo Olympics

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,407 Views 8 Comments

Fintan McCarthy has a great chance of winning gold at next year’s Olympics. So how come he is not already a national treasure?

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Irish men's sevens team learn details of Olympic qualifiers
# Road To Tokyo
From The42
# Road To Tokyo

Irish men's sevens team learn details of Olympic qualifiers

Dec 17th 2020, 10:52 AM 4,984 Views 7 Comments

Anthony Eddy’s side are among 12 nations vying for the last remaining spot in Tokyo.

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 29 May, 2020

Ireland’s leading Olympic hope may retire unless government relax rules
# Hoping For The Green Light
From The42
# Hoping For The Green Light

Ireland’s leading Olympic hope may retire unless government relax rules

May 29th 2020, 3:00 PM 24,069 Views 23 Comments

Two-time world rowing champion Sanita Puspure fears her hopes of gold in Tokyo could be ruined by lockdown policies.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 23 March, 2020

Why is postponing this year's Olympics so complicated?
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Why is postponing this year's Olympics so complicated?

Mar 23rd 2020, 10:49 AM 3,700 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s not like moving a football game to next Saturday,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

Mar 20th 2020, 8:11 AM 2,031 Views 4 Comments

He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 16 March, 2020

'Except for wartime, I have never felt so worried' - doubts grow in Japan over Tokyo Olympics
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

'Except for wartime, I have never felt so worried' - doubts grow in Japan over Tokyo Olympics

Mar 16th 2020, 12:55 PM 1,777 Views 0 Comments

Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC chief Thomas Bach have repeatedly insisted preparations should continue.

# tokyo-olympics - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'
# Flying High
From The42
# Flying High

'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'

Feb 15th 2020, 8:00 AM 31,434 Views 13 Comments

Pressure, pride, adrenaline, despair, peaks, troughs, heartache – Garry Doyle speaks to four Irish athletes heading to Tokyo to find out what it’s really like to qualify for the Olympics.

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 14 February, 2020

Tokyo Olympics remains on track amid coronavirus fears, but organisers say 'no plan B' in place
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics remains on track amid coronavirus fears, but organisers say 'no plan B' in place

Feb 14th 2020, 10:50 PM 13,502 Views 24 Comments

Covid-19 has infected almost 64,000 people globally.

# tokyo-olympics - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

'A tragedy' - Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

'A tragedy' - Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup

Dec 10th 2019, 8:54 AM 3,734 Views 4 Comments

Wada’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed the country the ‘robust’ four-year suspension.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 21 November, 2019

No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 8:49 AM 14,329 Views 8 Comments

Michael Conlan was on the wrong end of a controversial decision in the 2016 Olympics.

# tokyo-olympics - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'All I've done is play golf for Ireland so why would that change?' - McIlroy commits to 2020 Olympics
# Pledge Of Allegiance
From The42
# Pledge Of Allegiance

'All I've done is play golf for Ireland so why would that change?' - McIlroy commits to 2020 Olympics

Oct 23rd 2019, 2:12 PM 8,970 Views 29 Comments

The 30-year-old pulled out of competing at the Rio Games in 2016.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 29 August, 2019

21-year-old Australian Olympic champion undergoes third heart operation
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

21-year-old Australian Olympic champion undergoes third heart operation

Aug 29th 2019, 3:43 PM 3,328 Views 0 Comments

Kyle Chalmers said he was hopeful the problem has now been fixed ‘once and for all’.