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From The42 Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

From The42 Leinster's Keenan returns to Ireland 7s squad for Olympic qualifier Tokyo 2020

Leinster's Keenan returns to Ireland 7s squad for Olympic qualifier

Anthony Eddy has named his squad for this weekend’s tournament in Colomiers.

From The42 Disappointing finish puts Lynch's Tokyo 2020 ambitions on hold Sailing

Disappointing finish puts Lynch's Tokyo 2020 ambitions on hold

The Irish sailor will have to wait until next April to secure his place at the Olympics.

From The42 Ireland at full strength for this weekend's Olympic qualifying tournament Tokyo 2020

Ireland at full strength for this weekend's Olympic qualifying tournament

A place at Tokyo 2020 is on the line in Kazan.

From The42 France set the standard ahead of Olympic Sevens qualifier, but Ireland not far off the pace Sighter

France set the standard ahead of Olympic Sevens qualifier, but Ireland not far off the pace

Ireland will likely have to beat France in Colombiers next month to secure passage to the Olympics.

From The42 Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea Road To Tokyo

Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea

Three goals in a three-minute spell either side of half time saw Alexander Cox’s men through.

From The42 Here's where Ireland's champion rowers will bid for Tokyo 2020 Olympic glory 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.

From The42 'It's vitally important we qualify, for the longevity and survival of the sport here' 2020 Olympics

'It's vitally important we qualify, for the longevity and survival of the sport here'

Ireland begin their quest to qualify for a second consecutive Olympic Games in France on Saturday morning.

From The42 Ireland's Alex Wright books Olympic spot with personal best in Spain 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.

From The42 Ireland far from their best but take first step on the long road to Tokyo Fih Final Series

Ireland far from their best but take first step on the long road to Tokyo

The World Cup finalists recorded a narrow victory over Malaysia in their FIH Final Series opener at Banbridge.

From The42 Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream The Duke

Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream

Deirdre Duke and Ireland begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign on home soil today.

From The42 'There is no room for error and we know that. We're excited by the pressure' The Green Army

'There is no room for error and we know that. We're excited by the pressure'

A golden summer will count for nothing if Ireland fail to take the first steps towards Tokyo 2020 on home soil this month.

From The42 Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s Tokyo Drift

Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s

Anthony Eddy has fresh faces on board as his men embark on another testing tournament.

From The42 Man put in charge of Olympic boxing admits he is 'totally unprepared' for the role Good Grief

Man put in charge of Olympic boxing admits he is 'totally unprepared' for the role

As things stand, boxers have no idea as to how they might qualify for the Games.

From The42 Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body And Still?

Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body

‘Today’s decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing,’ IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.

From The42 Sunday best secures Olympic qualification for Ireland's Boyce On The Plane

Sunday best secures Olympic qualification for Ireland's Boyce

The race walker will compete at his third Olympics in Tokyo next summer.

From The42 Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo 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.

From The42 Amateur boxing's crisis-hit governing body warns of legal action if barred from Tokyo Olympics Going Down Swinging

Amateur boxing's crisis-hit governing body warns of legal action if barred from Tokyo Olympics

AIBA said in a statement to AFP that it will ‘defend its legitimate right’ to organise boxing in Tokyo.

From The42 'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics Tipperary Tandem This post contains videos

'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics

The former Tipp minor hurler on losing 90% of his vision at 19, his battle with alcohol and becoming a Paralympian.

From The42 'My first Olympics was absolutely amazing, but this has to be the one' Focused

'My first Olympics was absolutely amazing, but this has to be the one'

After winning European bronze last summer, Shane Ryan is focused on making his mark on the Olympic stage in Tokyo.

Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta

The Carlow native narrowly missed out on a podium place after an impressive performance.

From The42 'I feel like my body is kind of falling apart' - Olympic superstar Biles to retire after Tokyo 2020 Plans

'I feel like my body is kind of falling apart' - Olympic superstar Biles to retire after Tokyo 2020

The all-conquering gymnast, 22, is the first woman to win four all-around world titles.

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.