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# 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”.
# 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.
# Thinking It Over
'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.
# Investigation
US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supporters
Klete Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the Capitol after violent protesters broke through.
# tokyo 2020
Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.
# tokyo 2020/21
Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.
# tokyo drift
Olympics chief Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Games will have fans
The Games are scheduled to start on 23 July next year.
# twist of fate
The CAO mix-up that saw an Olympic-bound Irish star become an engineer for a top Indy racing team
Nicci Daly worked with the Juncos Racing team for two years.
# Challenge
Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown
The athlete is set to take part in British TV reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.
# order
World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban
The American is set to miss next year’s Olympics.
# Boxing
'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'
Kellie Harrington is ‘training like an animal’ as she targets an Olympic spot next year.
# danger
Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession
The experienced 400m sprinter missed out narrowly on reaching the 2012 and 2016 Games.
# Concern
8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test
The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.
# tokyo drift
Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
Most of those backing a delay or cancellation said they simply didn’t believe the pandemic could be contained in time for the Games.
# black lives matter
'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes
The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.
# Interview
The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.
# 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.
# dreams
How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.
# Waiting Game
Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official
IOC president, Thomas Bach, admitted this morning the road ahead remains uncertain.
# 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.
# Pull Like A dog
'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork
Paul and Gary O’Donovan are taking everything – from the Covid-19 crisis to Olympic uncertainty – in their stride.
# 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.
# Podium Finishers
Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?
Let’s test your knowledge of Ireland’s Olympic medalists.
# Comeback Girl
Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team
Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.
# column
'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'
Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.
# 2021 vision
Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics
Ben Calveley says kick-off times will prevent sports lovers from missing any of the action.
# Looking Back
'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.
# Interview
For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise
Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.
# on ice
'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'
Katie Mullan, Sean Dancer and the Irish hockey team have had their Olympic dream put on hold.
# tokyo 2020
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021
Olympic Federation of Ireland says postponement is ‘the right call given the times that we are in’.
# tokyo 2020
IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable
Dick Pound says the IOC will postpone the Tokyo Olympics and then deal with the “immense” ramifications of putting the Games back.
# life after the olympics
'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'
In part three of our series, Olympian Gavin Noble discusses his transition away from high-level sport.
# Pressure
IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks
The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.
# 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”.
Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement
It would be the ‘right and responsible thing to do’ they say.
# Criticism
'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.
# irish interest
Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed
The Olympic Federation of Ireland released a lengthy statement this evening.
# tokyo drift
'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics
The organisers released a statement this afternoon.
# tokyo 2020
'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics
Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan is in favour of the Games being rescheduled for 2021.