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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Tokyo

All time
# tokyo 2020
Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.
# essential viewing
The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.
# Challenge
'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.
# 2021
'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games
John Coates hopes that plans can be put in place if the pandemic is contained by October.
# Thomas Barr
Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.
# tokyo drift
Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.
# column
'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.
# big in japan
Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that
Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.
# looking ahead
Olympic Federation of Ireland considering whether athletes should suspend Tokyo 2020 training
They also believe the Olympics is ‘likely to be postponed’.
# tokyo 2020
'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'
Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.
# tokyo games
Some athletes at disadvantage for Tokyo Games, Coe fears
The World Athletics boss thinks competitors whose countries come out of the coronavirus pandemic sooner can do more training ahead of the Olympics.
# Coronavirus
Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister
Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.
# Tokyo
IOC 'fully committed' to Tokyo Games despite virus, insists Olympics chief
Thomas Bach says the Games will start on 24 July.
# My Lovely Horse
'I want to be undeniably the best in the world at the Olympics'
Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan is one of Ireland’s brightest Olympic hopes and in this amazing video you can see why.
# Top Honour
Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year
Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while South Africa earned Team of the Year.
# Physicality
World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other
England defence coach John Mitchell is expecting a very different challenge this weekend.
# Reaction
'When you're 17-0 down, you start chasing the game. It's not a good place to be against New Zealand'
James Ryan said the Irish dressing room was bitterly disappointed with their 32-point defeat to New Zealand.
# Influence
The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt
The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.
# balls
Letter from Japan: Baby oil and 15,000 people at a Wales training session
Warren Gatland’s side have had massive local support, but Ireland are staying under the radar.
# Explainer
Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?
The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.
# favourites
'I can’t be telling you Irish too much!' - All Black 'pioneers' aim to go three-in-a-row
Steve Hansen said Ireland are World Cup favourites after going number one in the rankings.
# Typhoon Faxai
Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport
Typhoon Faxai pummelled the Japanese capital Tokyo with record winds and torrential rain.
# Done Deal
Barcelona complete signing of rising Japan star
Hiroki Abe has signed from the Kashima Antlers of the J-League.
# Venue
Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory
The Sea Forest Waterway was unveiled on Sunday as Japan’s venue for the Olympic rowing’s eight-day programme.
# tokyo 2020
Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain
The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.
# Kawasaki
Girl (12) and man (39) die following mass stabbing incident in Japan
Over a dozen people were injured, and there was no immediate motive for the attack.
# tokyo 2020
Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
The 30-year-old was speaking ahead of the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park on Tuesday.
Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down
Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov has been shrouded in controversy since his appointment last November.
# Banksy
Banksy in Tokyo? City takes a closer look at graffiti resembling artist's work
The drawing of a rat holding an umbrella was sprayed near a monorail station in Toykyo.
# top dollar
Japan's 'Tuna King' just paid €2.7 million for this whopper fish
Unsurprisingly, the price tag is a new record.
# A Moment of Reflection
Japanese kickboxer 'underestimated' Floyd Mayweather before first-round defeat
The former five-weight world champion finished an exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa inside the first two minutes of the opening round.
# Crash
Nine people injured in Tokyo after man drives car into crowd
Local media said a container with kerosene inside was found inside the rental car.
# carlos ghosn
Former Nissan chairman charged with financial misconduct
Ghosn has been charged with under-declaring his income by some €38 million.
# beat the heat
Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts
Health officials in Japan are calling for the race to start at 5.30am instead of 7am to avoid potential deaths due to soaring temperatures.
# Setback
Disappointment for Ireland as they miss out on chance to seal Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot
With 10 teams competing in today’s event, a top-six finish would have been enough.
# Inked
Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan
Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.
# Tokyo
Medical school altered test scores to keep women out
The university began lowering test scores of female applicants when results showed an increasing number of women winning places.
# Tokyo
Japanese mother held for dumping newborn baby's body in locker
The suspect is likely to also later face a murder charge.
# Wall Street
Traders breathe sigh of relief as markets bounce back after 'mini flash crash'
Stocks suffered one of their worst days ever yesterday.
# thanks a latte
Would you buy a coffee from this robot? It just started working at Japan's 'strange cafe'
A coffee will cost you about €2.50.