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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Tokyo Olympics

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# pressing on
'No plan B' - IOC chief says Tokyo Olympics will go ahead
There has been mounting speculation the postponed Games will ultimately be cancelled.
# uncertainty
Will the delayed Tokyo Olympics go ahead this summer?
A London 2012 chief reckons it’s ‘unlikely,’ while the World Athletics president believes a very different Games will take place.
# big ben
'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'
When the opportunity came to switch allegiance from Britain to Ireland, Ben Fletcher jumped at it.
# Tokyo Olympics
Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret
Fintan McCarthy has a great chance of winning gold at next year’s Olympics. So how come he is not already a national treasure?
# Road to Tokyo
Irish men's sevens team learn details of Olympic qualifiers
Anthony Eddy’s side are among 12 nations vying for the last remaining spot in Tokyo.
# Hoping for the green light
Ireland’s leading Olympic hope may retire unless government relax rules
Two-time world rowing champion Sanita Puspure fears her hopes of gold in Tokyo could be ruined by lockdown policies.
# Challenges
Why is postponing this year's Olympics so complicated?
‘It’s not like moving a football game to next Saturday,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.
# Criticism
'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.
# uncertainty
'Except for wartime, I have never felt so worried' - doubts grow in Japan over Tokyo Olympics
Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC chief Thomas Bach have repeatedly insisted preparations should continue.
# Flying High
'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'
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.
# Covid-19
Tokyo Olympics remains on track amid coronavirus fears, but organisers say 'no plan B' in place
Covid-19 has infected almost 64,000 people globally.
# Unimpressed
'A tragedy' - Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup
Wada’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed the country the ‘robust’ four-year suspension.
# Boxing
No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020
Michael Conlan was on the wrong end of a controversial decision in the 2016 Olympics.
# Pledge of Allegiance
'All I've done is play golf for Ireland so why would that change?' - McIlroy commits to 2020 Olympics
The 30-year-old pulled out of competing at the Rio Games in 2016.
# problems
21-year-old Australian Olympic champion undergoes third heart operation
Kyle Chalmers said he was hopeful the problem has now been fixed ‘once and for all’.