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#Tokyo Olympics

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 8 September, 2022

O’Donovan and McCarthy to defend title as Ireland name squad for World Championships
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# Team Ireland

O’Donovan and McCarthy to defend title as Ireland name squad for World Championships

Sep 8th 2022, 1:42 PM 2,610 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland women’s four which took bronze in Tokyo have been reunited.

# tokyo-olympics - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Cuban boxing star caught trying to escape island
# Wantaway
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# Wantaway

Cuban boxing star caught trying to escape island

Jun 28th 2022, 6:30 PM 8,843 Views 0 Comments

The FCB said it was a case of ‘serious indiscipline’ from Andy Cruz that would ‘generate corresponding assessments’ that would soon be published.

# tokyo-olympics - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Ireland’s Daniel Wiffen finishes eighth in World 800m freestyle final
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

Ireland’s Daniel Wiffen finishes eighth in World 800m freestyle final

Jun 21st 2022, 7:48 PM 1,974 Views 1 Comment

Wiffen touched in 7:50.63, his second fastest time ever.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

Aug 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 28,140 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 2 August, 2021

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter

Updated Aug 2nd 2021, 1:35 PM 119,226 Views 53 Comments

Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 26 July, 2021

Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics?

Jul 26th 2021, 9:25 AM 29,663 Views 58 Comments

This year’s Games kicked off on Friday.

# tokyo-olympics - Saturday 24 July, 2021

‘Five months ago, I wondered if I’d walk again – now I’m at the Olympics’
# Big Ben
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# Big Ben

‘Five months ago, I wondered if I’d walk again – now I’m at the Olympics’

Jul 24th 2021, 10:04 AM 8,443 Views 4 Comments

Ben Fletcher’s Tokyo dream turned into a nightmare in February when he broke his leg in competition. The Irishman’s comeback to take his place at this year’s Games has stunned everyone.

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 23 July, 2021

‘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 13,534 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.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?
# Going For Gold
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# Going For Gold

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:13 PM 45,586 Views 19 Comments

Over the next two weeks The42 will be keeping track of all our athletes as they go for gold.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 19 July, 2021

Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan weighs in amid claims of 'anti-sex' Olympic beds
# Clarification
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# Clarification

Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan weighs in amid claims of 'anti-sex' Olympic beds

Jul 19th 2021, 3:00 PM 55,287 Views 18 Comments

Organisers are expected to hand out 160,000 condoms.

# tokyo-olympics - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19
# Ruled Out
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# Ruled Out

Coco Gauff pulls out of Olympics in Japan after testing positive for Covid-19

Jul 18th 2021, 10:08 PM 4,530 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old was due to represent the USA in the Tokyo games.

South African Covid cases spark cluster scare in Tokyo's Olympic Village
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

South African Covid cases spark cluster scare in Tokyo's Olympic Village

Jul 18th 2021, 3:15 PM 14,553 Views 0 Comments

Two South African footballers and one of the team’s support staff have tested positive since their arrival in Japan.

# tokyo-olympics - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
# Abuse
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# Abuse

'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement

Jul 14th 2021, 12:01 PM 265,386 Views 11 Comments

The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Sprinter Leon Reid included in Irish athletics team for Olympics
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Sprinter Leon Reid included in Irish athletics team for Olympics

Jul 8th 2021, 8:35 PM 8,181 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile Cork’s Phil Healy is set to compete in three events in Tokyo.

# tokyo-olympics - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'
# All That Glitters
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# All That Glitters

Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'

Jul 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 28,736 Views 1 Comment

‘There was a pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, ‘A man can never fall in the same river twice.”

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 1,626 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.

# tokyo-olympics - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Fiji call up Radradra to Olympic sevens squad but Top 14 top try-scorer Tuisova misses out
# Reinforcement
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# Reinforcement

Fiji call up Radradra to Olympic sevens squad but Top 14 top try-scorer Tuisova misses out

Jul 4th 2021, 3:50 PM 3,588 Views 0 Comments

The Bristol centre will feature as the Fijians attempt to defend their Olympic crown.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 1 July, 2021

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

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,424 Views 0 Comments

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

# tokyo-olympics - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

'I’m not going to make up the numbers. I’m going to win a medal' - Lowry outlines Olympic ambitions
# Tokyo Dreaming
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# Tokyo Dreaming

'I’m not going to make up the numbers. I’m going to win a medal' - Lowry outlines Olympic ambitions

Jun 30th 2021, 4:39 PM 2,662 Views 0 Comments

Lowry will represent Ireland in Tokyo along with Rory McIlroy.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 28 June, 2021

Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Tokyo Olympics
# Ruled Out
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# Ruled Out

Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Jun 28th 2021, 9:38 PM 2,402 Views 0 Comments

The Romanian has missed the French Open and Wimbledon.

# tokyo-olympics - Friday 25 June, 2021

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
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# Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jun 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 26,407 Views 13 Comments

How well do you remember the sporting headlines from the past seven days?

# tokyo-olympics - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

First seven Irish athletes officially selected for Tokyo Olympics
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

First seven Irish athletes officially selected for Tokyo Olympics

Jun 15th 2021, 12:28 PM 6,987 Views 2 Comments

Team Ireland has confirmed five marathon runners and two race walkers to compete at the Games.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 14 June, 2021

Farah to make last-gasp effort to qualify for Olympics
# Up Against It
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# Up Against It

Farah to make last-gasp effort to qualify for Olympics

Jun 14th 2021, 2:19 PM 4,624 Views 2 Comments

Farah won the 5,000m-10,000m double at the 2012 London Olympics and repeated the feat in 2016.

# tokyo-olympics - Monday 7 June, 2021

Thomas Barr and Michelle Finn qualify for Olympics with brilliant performances at Finland event
# Going To The Games
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# Going To The Games

Thomas Barr and Michelle Finn qualify for Olympics with brilliant performances at Finland event

Jun 7th 2021, 11:03 PM 6,463 Views 1 Comment

Barr ran his fastest time since winning bronze at the 2018 European Championships.

Emmet Brennan books Olympic spot with hard-fought win over Sweden's Liridon Nuha
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Emmet Brennan books Olympic spot with hard-fought win over Sweden's Liridon Nuha

Jun 7th 2021, 8:41 PM 3,159 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile Kellie Harrington and Michaela Walsh will both box for gold tomorrow after winning their respective semi-finals bouts.

# tokyo-olympics - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Kellie Harrington books Olympics spot with superb victory against world champion Maiva Hamadouche
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Kellie Harrington books Olympics spot with superb victory against world champion Maiva Hamadouche

Updated Jun 5th 2021, 7:33 PM 7,824 Views 10 Comments

The Dubliner won by unanimous decision against a vaunted French opponent.

# tokyo-olympics - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Olympics '100%' going ahead but major Covid outbreak could shut door on fans
# Drive On
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# Drive On

Olympics '100%' going ahead but major Covid outbreak could shut door on fans

Jun 3rd 2021, 11:46 AM 1,168 Views 3 Comments

The Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto made the comments exactly 50 days before the Games.

# tokyo-olympics - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

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

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

May 26th 2021, 3:03 PM 2,568 Views 1 Comment

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

# tokyo-olympics - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Masters winner Matsuyama latest Japanese star to join chorus of Olympic concerns
# Doubts
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# Doubts

Masters winner Matsuyama latest Japanese star to join chorus of Olympic concerns

May 12th 2021, 3:40 PM 3,106 Views 2 Comments

The golfer admitted he was “in two minds” about whether the event should go ahead.

# tokyo-olympics - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow
# Uncertainty
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# Uncertainty

Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow

May 11th 2021, 9:34 AM 4,838 Views 1 Comment

A recent survey in Tokyo found 60% of respondents don’t want the Games to go ahead.

# 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 1,864 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
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# Concern

Japan declares virus emergency in Tokyo three months before Olympics

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:59 PM 3,877 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
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# Making Waves

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

Apr 20th 2021, 1:45 PM 3,578 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
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# 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 12,750 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
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# Going To The Games

Irish sailing team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Mar 26th 2021, 12:53 PM 3,353 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
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# Decision Made

Organisers confirm no overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Mar 20th 2021, 12:05 PM 1,560 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 7,282 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
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# No Mori

Tokyo Olympics chief set to quit over sexist remarks – report

Feb 11th 2021, 1:33 PM 1,920 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 31,058 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 1,365 Views 2 Comments

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

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