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#Tokyo

# tokyo - Saturday 6 November, 2021

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,376 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.

# tokyo - Monday 1 November, 2021

Man dressed as Joker injures at least 17 people in knife attack on Tokyo train
# Japan
# Japan

Man dressed as Joker injures at least 17 people in knife attack on Tokyo train

Nov 1st 2021, 8:12 AM 20,518 Views 4 Comments

Officers said the man stabbed one person and details of how the other 16 were injured are being investigated.

# tokyo - Friday 3 September, 2021

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary wins B final in Tokyo
# Finish Strong
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# Finish Strong

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary wins B final in Tokyo

Sep 3rd 2021, 7:32 AM 14,613 Views 1 Comment

O’Leary won the B final of KL3 in a time of 42:416 to take 9th overall in the event.

# tokyo - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage
# Tokyo
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# Tokyo

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,519 Views 0 Comments

Cork paddler O’Leary made it to two semi-finals.

# tokyo - Friday 27 August, 2021

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final
# Next Gen
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# Next Gen

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final

Aug 27th 2021, 12:39 PM 1,562 Views 3 Comments

The Limerick teenager is having a memorable week in Tokyo.

# tokyo - Thursday 26 August, 2021

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo
# Golden Girl
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# Golden Girl

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo

Aug 26th 2021, 4:00 PM 24,649 Views 12 Comments

The Clontarf swimmer clinched Ireland’s first medal of the Paralympic Games earlier.

# tokyo - Friday 20 August, 2021

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening
# Fire Up
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# Fire Up

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening

Aug 20th 2021, 11:05 AM 1,738 Views 0 Comments

Organisers urged participants to follow virus rules with increased vigilance.

# tokyo - Thursday 12 August, 2021

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team
# Paralympics Ireland
# Paralympics Ireland

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team

Aug 12th 2021, 7:44 PM 15,983 Views 3 Comments

The 29 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics in Japan will compete in nine sports.

British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping
# Athletics
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# Athletics

British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping

Aug 12th 2021, 7:24 PM 12,358 Views 0 Comments

If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan.

# tokyo - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Man held after 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train
# Japan
# Japan

Man held after 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train

Aug 7th 2021, 7:23 AM 21,155 Views 4 Comments

The attack is not believed to be connected to the Olympics.

# tokyo - Friday 23 July, 2021

'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.

# tokyo - Thursday 22 July, 2021

‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:00 AM 9,091 Views 3 Comments

At 39, the world champion rower is hoping to banish the disappointments of the 2012 and 2016 Games by unleashing her talent in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
# Kentaro Kobayashi
# Kentaro Kobayashi

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 AM 39,828 Views 48 Comments

Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.

# tokyo - Monday 19 July, 2021

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
# Out Of Sorts
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# Out Of Sorts

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics

Jul 19th 2021, 8:44 AM 7,054 Views 10 Comments

The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.

# tokyo - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
# Olympics
# Olympics

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,839 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

# tokyo - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,277 Views 1 Comment

Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.

# tokyo - Monday 21 June, 2021

Qualifying for the Olympics was six years in the making for the Ireland 7s
# Journey
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# Journey

Qualifying for the Olympics was six years in the making for the Ireland 7s

Jun 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 4,843 Views 2 Comments

Harry McNulty was part of the first squad after the men’s programme sprung back into life in 2015.

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
# Tokyo
From The42
# Tokyo

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal

Jun 21st 2021, 9:50 AM 6,867 Views 3 Comments

Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.

# tokyo - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid

Jun 19th 2021, 10:47 PM 12,211 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old, who is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title, finished fourth in Saturday’s race.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
# Slow Vaccine Rollout
# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Jun 19th 2021, 11:26 AM 13,160 Views 5 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

# tokyo - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'
# Tokyo Drift
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# Tokyo Drift

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:37 PM 3,028 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man on all things Tokyo as uncertainty reigns over the rescheduled Games.

# tokyo - Friday 21 May, 2021

Jenny Egan misses out on Olympics spot in Canoe Sprint qualifier
# Tokyo
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# Tokyo

Jenny Egan misses out on Olympics spot in Canoe Sprint qualifier

May 21st 2021, 9:50 AM 1,860 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old finished in ninth spot in the event finale.

# tokyo - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot

May 8th 2021, 11:36 PM 4,947 Views 3 Comments

A 24th-place finish with a time of 88.58 at the event saw him just fall short.

# tokyo - Friday 30 April, 2021

Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
# Health And Safety
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# Health And Safety

Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief

Apr 30th 2021, 1:38 PM 1,055 Views 0 Comments

Peter Sherrard says the measures are about trying to minimise risk for those travelling to Japan.

# tokyo - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
# Aoife Cooke
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# Aoife Cooke

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo

Apr 25th 2021, 2:22 PM 4,816 Views 3 Comments

Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.

# tokyo - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region

Apr 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,549 Views 5 Comments

Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.

# tokyo - Thursday 25 March, 2021

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,790 Views 3 Comments

Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.

# tokyo - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital

Mar 20th 2021, 10:14 AM 23,205 Views 24 Comments

A tsunami advisory has been issued for Japan’s north-east coast.

# tokyo - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Another Olympic chief resigns over insulting remark
# More Scandal
From The42
# More Scandal

Another Olympic chief resigns over insulting remark

Mar 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 2,139 Views 0 Comments

The Tokyo 2021 creative director stepped down after his ‘very, very inappropriate’ ‘Olympig’ jibe.

# tokyo - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
# Shut Out
From The42
# Shut Out

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media

Mar 4th 2021, 8:45 AM 1,210 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.

# tokyo - 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 7,265 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 - 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 - Sunday 30 August, 2020

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
# Essential Viewing
From The42
# Essential Viewing

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,585 Views 1 Comment

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

# tokyo - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,727 Views 2 Comments

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# tokyo - Friday 22 May, 2020

'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games
# 2021
From The42
# 2021

'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games

May 22nd 2020, 10:59 AM 2,281 Views 2 Comments

John Coates hopes that plans can be put in place if the pandemic is contained by October.

# tokyo - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
# Thomas Barr
From The42
# Thomas Barr

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 21,018 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.

# tokyo - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief

Apr 28th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,603 Views 4 Comments

The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.

# tokyo - Friday 10 April, 2020

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
# Column
From The42
# Column

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''

Apr 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,245 Views 5 Comments

Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.

# tokyo - Monday 6 April, 2020

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that
# Big In Japan
From The42
# Big In Japan

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that

Apr 6th 2020, 12:25 PM 2,532 Views 0 Comments

Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.

# tokyo - Monday 23 March, 2020

Olympic Federation of Ireland considering whether athletes should suspend Tokyo 2020 training
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Olympic Federation of Ireland considering whether athletes should suspend Tokyo 2020 training

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:16 PM 1,787 Views 1 Comment

They also believe the Olympics is ‘likely to be postponed’.

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