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From The42 Japan's Olympic Committee chief to step down amid corruption probe Tokyo 2020

Japan's Olympic Committee chief to step down amid corruption probe

Tsunekazu Takeda said the decision has ‘nothing to do with the investigation’ and will quit in June.

From The42 Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced Home Advantage

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

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

From The42 'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever' Adventure

'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever'

Irish marathon runner David Flynn on life in Morocco and his obsession with making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

From The42 Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney Tokyo 2020

Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney

The Irish squad achieved a best-ever finish on the Series in Sydney a fortnight ago.

From The42 Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline Problems

Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline

Caradh O’Donovan, Shauna Mullaney, Lauren Duffy and Paul Brennan are among those who could suffer.

From The42 All medals for Tokyo 2020 to be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers Sustainable

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

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

From The42 'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake' Tokyo 2020

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

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

From The42 'I can't let him win an Olympic medal and I don't...that would just be really awful' Power Couple

'I can't let him win an Olympic medal and I don't...that would just be really awful'

Modern pentathlete couple Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe have emerged as two of Ireland’s leading hopes for Tokyo 2020.

From The42 'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change' Tokyo 2020

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

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.

From The42 'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020 IOC

'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020

The Dundalk boxer was speaking to Game On about the future of amateur boxing.

From The42 Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold Worrying Times

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

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

From The42 IOC freeze preparations for boxing at next Olympics amid governing body mess Governance

IOC freeze preparations for boxing at next Olympics amid governing body mess

The Olympic organisers say they will ‘make all efforts’ to have boxing at Tokyo 2020, despite serious concerns about the AIBA.

From The42 BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold' Tokyo 2020

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'

The 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series gets underway in Dubai this weekend.

From The42 Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts 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.

From The42 Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on Tokyo 2020

Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on

The current controversy is threatening to derail Karate Ireland’s Tokyo 2020 ambitions.

From The42 'You feel like the anti-social one when you’re turning down nights out to focus on training' Tokyo 2020

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

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

From The42 Ireland's second fastest marathon runner ever on representing Australia and realising her potential at 41 Late Beginner

Ireland's second fastest marathon runner ever on representing Australia and realising her potential at 41

Mayo native Sinead Diver reflects on her phenomenal Melbourne Marathon triumph.

From The42 IRFU announce 11 full-time contracts as Women's Sevens team begin Olympic campaign Tokyo 2020

IRFU announce 11 full-time contracts as Women's Sevens team begin Olympic campaign

The World Series kicks off in Colorado this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup Show Me The Money

Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup

The organisation received the highest allocation of funding earmarked for 17 different sports bodies.

From The42 The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps Talent

The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps

19-year-old Aoife Hopkins on her dream of representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

From The42 ‘During the week the lads didn’t want to even be around me - I was that angry and that frustrated’ Pedal Power

‘During the week the lads didn’t want to even be around me - I was that angry and that frustrated’

Irish track cyclist Mark Downey on shaking off Commonwealth Games disappointment and setting his sights on Tokyo 2020.

From The42 'I thought I could manage it myself without seeking any proper help and I just made things worse for myself’ Olympic Dream

'I thought I could manage it myself without seeking any proper help and I just made things worse for myself’

Irish canoeist Liam Jegou is aiming towards Tokyo in 2020 after battling a serious injury last year.

From The42 New sailing high performance centre to 'create medal potential' ahead of Tokyo 2020 Sail Away

New sailing high performance centre to 'create medal potential' ahead of Tokyo 2020

The facility will be built in Dún Laoghaire at a cost of €300,000.

From The42 'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food' Interview This post contains videos

'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food'

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on battling Crohn’s disease, funding her dream and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.

From The42 "Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'" Dreams

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

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

From The42 'Extremely worried' Olympic organisers threaten to axe boxing from Tokyo 2020 Knock Out Blow

'Extremely worried' Olympic organisers threaten to axe boxing from Tokyo 2020

The IOC has launched an investigationinto the sport’s controversial governing body amid over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

From The42 'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink Disgraced

'Evil' Japanese canoeist in hot water for spiking rival's drink

The Japan Anti-doping Agency have banned Yasuhiro Suzuki for eight years.

From The42 ‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’ Pain

‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’

Caradh O’Donovan chats to The42 about her battle with Crohn’s disease and hopes of representing Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

From The42 18 for 18: Gina Akpe-Moses is set to bring Irish sprinting into the fast lane Sprint Star

18 for 18: Gina Akpe-Moses is set to bring Irish sprinting into the fast lane

The U20 European champion has her sights on Tokyo 2020.

From The42 'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time' Marathon Man

'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'

Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.

From The42 Lightweight rowing world champions from Skibbereen make switch to heavyweight Cultivating Mass

Lightweight rowing world champions from Skibbereen make switch to heavyweight

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan won World and European gold this year, but the lightweight pair is not an Olympic event.

From The42 12 of Ireland's most promising athletes awarded funding scholarships for Tokyo 2020 Road To Tokyo

12 of Ireland's most promising athletes awarded funding scholarships for Tokyo 2020

And Hockey Ireland has received a separate allocation of funding for its men’s national team.

From The42 Shelving the 2020 dream for an around the world 'once in a lifetime opportunity' Annalise

Shelving the 2020 dream for an around the world 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

We spoke to Ireland’s Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy as she prepares to set sail on the Volvo Ocean Race.

From The42 'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"' Swim Ireland

'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"'

Pennsylvania-born Olympian Shane Ryan won gold for Ireland at the 2017 University Games two weeks ago.

From The42 Mixed-gender events approved for 2020 Olympic Games Equality

Mixed-gender events approved for 2020 Olympic Games

Men and women will compete together in the 4x400m relay, swimming, archery, judo and cycling in Tokyo.

From The42 IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme Tokyo 2020

IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme

The international governing body are reviewing its athletics programme in London next week.

From The42 'There's that small fear in the back of your head: what happens if I'm really bad?' From Rio To Tokyo

'There's that small fear in the back of your head: what happens if I'm really bad?'

Annalise Murphy on life after Rio and what’s next for the Olympic silver medallist.

From The42 Balancing 30+ hours of training a week and a full-time college degree: Ireland's most promising triathlete Fitness
From The42 Irish Olympic sailor Saskia Tidey switches to Team GB ahead of Tokyo 2020 Jumping Ship

Irish Olympic sailor Saskia Tidey switches to Team GB ahead of Tokyo 2020

Having represented Ireland at Rio, she qualifies to race for Britain through her father.

From The42 Ellen Keane's remarkable journey from self-conscious 'girl with one arm' to Paralympic medallist Making Waves

Ellen Keane's remarkable journey from self-conscious 'girl with one arm' to Paralympic medallist

The 21-year-old’s outstanding efforts were rewarded at her third Paralympics with a bronze medal.

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