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IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women
# Say No Mori
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# Say No Mori

IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women

Feb 9th 2021, 11:28 AM 2,699 Views 3 Comments

However, the International Olympics Committee hasn’t asked for the resignation of the 83-year-old.

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?
# Tokyo 2021
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# Tokyo 2021

Poll: Should the Olympics be postponed again?

Feb 4th 2021, 8:53 AM 28,013 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns the Olympic Games may not go ahead this year in Tokyo given the situation in many countries due to Covid-19.

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,185 Views 10 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020/21
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# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,283 Views 1 Comment

The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief

Sep 24th 2020, 1:43 PM 4,203 Views 2 Comments

Tour de France “showed to the world that we can organise safe sport events even without a vaccine”, says Thomas Bach.

Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled
# Tokyo 2020 /21
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# Tokyo 2020 /21

Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:26 AM 2,401 Views 0 Comments

Officials say they are mindful of the need to cater for athletes and spectators with a range of health requirements.

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

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

May 22nd 2020, 10:59 AM 2,274 Views 2 Comments

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

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain
# Switch
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# Switch

Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain

May 13th 2020, 1:06 PM 5,888 Views 8 Comments

The cyclist was born near Aylesbury but her family moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was 18 months old.

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks
# Pressure
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# Pressure

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:11 PM 2,105 Views 2 Comments

The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,579 Views 0 Comments

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

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Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement

Mar 21st 2020, 4:21 PM 2,058 Views 4 Comments

It would be the ‘right and responsible thing to do’ they say.

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

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

Mar 20th 2020, 8:11 AM 2,030 Views 4 Comments

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

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:28 PM 9,576 Views 10 Comments

Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion
# History Maker
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# History Maker

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 9:42 AM 32,252 Views 10 Comments

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
# Comeback
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# Comeback

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nov 29th 2019, 11:57 AM 3,603 Views 7 Comments

The star has come under intense scrutiny for his cooperation with US coach Alberto Salazar.

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:38 PM 5,733 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side are set to face the Netherlands among others.

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret
# The Middle Distance
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# The Middle Distance

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret

Oct 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 33,774 Views 17 Comments

In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub four-minute miles.

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'
# Dedication
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# Dedication

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'

Oct 20th 2019, 11:39 AM 32,087 Views 5 Comments

Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:29 AM 22,402 Views 42 Comments

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever
# Happy Days
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# Happy Days

Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever

Aug 20th 2019, 1:56 PM 8,991 Views 4 Comments

Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K scored a brilliant 76.351% to help book their spot.

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification
# Record Breakers
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# Record Breakers

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification

Jul 28th 2019, 12:51 PM 8,475 Views 2 Comments

The Irish men’s medley team set a new record on the final day of the FINA World Swimming Championships.

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020
# Olympic Games
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# Olympic Games

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020

Jul 21st 2019, 11:22 AM 4,829 Views 2 Comments

Greene’s time in South Korea pre-validates him for the 2020 Games in Tokyo next summer.

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'
# Interview
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# Interview

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'

Jul 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 4,293 Views 0 Comments

Chloe Magee speaks to The42 off the back of her European Games success alongside brother Sam.

Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory
# Venue
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# Venue

Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory

Jun 16th 2019, 11:22 AM 4,750 Views 1 Comment

The Sea Forest Waterway was unveiled on Sunday as Japan’s venue for the Olympic rowing’s eight-day programme.

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain

Jun 9th 2019, 2:56 PM 4,156 Views 2 Comments

The 20km race walker finished in a time of 1:20:50 on Sunday, just inside the qualifying standard time.

Ireland's World Cup heroes name squad for Olympic qualifiers on home soil
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Ireland's World Cup heroes name squad for Olympic qualifiers on home soil

May 31st 2019, 11:26 AM 3,693 Views 2 Comments

An 18-strong squad has been announced for next week’s qualifying tournament in Banbridge.

Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday
# Olympics
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# Olympics

Sports court to decide in Olympic champion Semenya's landmark testosterone case on Wednesday

Apr 30th 2019, 6:32 PM 5,358 Views 7 Comments

The Olympic champion is fighting regulations imposed by the IAAF that compel hyperandrogenic athletes.

Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced
# Home Advantage
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# Home Advantage

Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced

Feb 26th 2019, 5:03 PM 2,949 Views 0 Comments

Graham Shaw’s side will begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign against Malaysia in June.

All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers
# Sustainable
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# Sustainable

All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers

Feb 8th 2019, 6:25 PM 5,534 Views 5 Comments

For the 2016 Olympics in Rio, some 30 percent of the silver and bronze in medals came from recycled materials.

'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'

Jan 19th 2019, 8:30 AM 7,887 Views 0 Comments

Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director Jon Rudd talks about the changes to Irish swimming since his appointment after the Rio Olympics.

'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'

Dec 23rd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,738 Views 0 Comments

Rhys McClenaghan tells The42 about his medal success in 2018, falling short at the World Championships and why the Irish mentality toward international competition has to change.

Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold
# Worrying Times
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# Worrying Times

Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold

Nov 30th 2018, 4:46 PM 2,818 Views 4 Comments

John Treacy said the current situation ‘creates great uncertainty for the outstanding athletes within Ireland’s boxing high performance programme’.

Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts
# Beat The Heat
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# Beat The Heat

Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts

Nov 2nd 2018, 1:33 PM 3,556 Views 1 Comment

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.

'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training'

Oct 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,719 Views 1 Comment

Aifric Keogh speaks to The42 about the surge of success in Irish rowing.

The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent
# Katie Trailer
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# Katie Trailer

The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent

Oct 18th 2018, 5:05 PM 20,723 Views 14 Comments

‘KATIE’ hits Irish cinemas on 26 October.

North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together
# Elation Once Again
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# Elation Once Again

North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together

Sep 19th 2018, 8:38 AM 12,646 Views 36 Comments

It’s an unprecedented plan that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

"Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'"
# Dreams
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# Dreams

"Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'"

Apr 15th 2018, 10:25 AM 38,294 Views 4 Comments

Irish pentathlete Sive Brassil on the long, arduous road towards the top of her sport.

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’
# Aftermath
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# Aftermath

‘Stepping away from high-level sport is really hard and I probably still struggle with it’

Mar 3rd 2018, 10:00 AM 24,909 Views 2 Comments

Claire Lambe on representing Ireland at the 2016 Olympics and transitioning to normal life thereafter.

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation
# Punishment
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# Punishment

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly handed four-year ban for doping violation

Feb 26th 2018, 7:17 PM 23,968 Views 36 Comments

The ban is backdated to when he failed the test, which means he will be eligible to box again after 10 July 2020.

American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze
# Teary-eyed
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# Teary-eyed

American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze

Feb 21st 2018, 7:51 AM 6,694 Views 1 Comment

‘I gave it all and to come away with a medal is a dream come true.’

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