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Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage
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Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,513 Views 0 Comments

Cork paddler O’Leary made it to two semi-finals.

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final
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# Next Gen

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final

Aug 27th 2021, 12:39 PM 1,559 Views 3 Comments

The Limerick teenager is having a memorable week in Tokyo.

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo
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# Golden Girl

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo

Aug 26th 2021, 4:00 PM 24,637 Views 12 Comments

The Clontarf swimmer clinched Ireland’s first medal of the Paralympic Games earlier.

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening
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Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening

Aug 20th 2021, 11:05 AM 1,735 Views 0 Comments

Organisers urged participants to follow virus rules with increased vigilance.

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team
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President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team

Aug 12th 2021, 7:44 PM 15,961 Views 3 Comments

The 29 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics in Japan will compete in nine sports.

British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping
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British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping

Aug 12th 2021, 7:24 PM 12,358 Views 0 Comments

If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan.

Man held after 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train
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Man held after 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train

Aug 7th 2021, 7:23 AM 21,145 Views 4 Comments

The attack is not believed to be connected to the Olympics.

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
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'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium

Jul 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 10,721 Views 7 Comments

Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.

‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland
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‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:00 AM 9,078 Views 3 Comments

At 39, the world champion rower is hoping to banish the disappointments of the 2012 and 2016 Games by unleashing her talent in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 AM 39,817 Views 48 Comments

Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
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# Out Of Sorts

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics

Jul 19th 2021, 8:44 AM 7,052 Views 10 Comments

The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
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Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,839 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
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Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,275 Views 1 Comment

Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.

Qualifying for the Olympics was six years in the making for the Ireland 7s
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# Journey

Qualifying for the Olympics was six years in the making for the Ireland 7s

Jun 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 4,829 Views 2 Comments

Harry McNulty was part of the first squad after the men’s programme sprung back into life in 2015.

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
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Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal

Jun 21st 2021, 9:50 AM 6,865 Views 3 Comments

Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid
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# Disappointment

Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid

Jun 19th 2021, 10:47 PM 12,207 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old, who is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title, finished fourth in Saturday’s race.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
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# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Jun 19th 2021, 11:26 AM 13,157 Views 5 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'
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# Tokyo Drift

Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:37 PM 3,017 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man on all things Tokyo as uncertainty reigns over the rescheduled Games.

Jenny Egan misses out on Olympics spot in Canoe Sprint qualifier
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Jenny Egan misses out on Olympics spot in Canoe Sprint qualifier

May 21st 2021, 9:50 AM 1,855 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old finished in ninth spot in the event finale.

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot
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# Frustration

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot

May 8th 2021, 11:36 PM 4,942 Views 3 Comments

A 24th-place finish with a time of 88.58 at the event saw him just fall short.

Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
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Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief

Apr 30th 2021, 1:38 PM 1,053 Views 0 Comments

Peter Sherrard says the measures are about trying to minimise risk for those travelling to Japan.

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
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# Aoife Cooke

Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo

Apr 25th 2021, 2:22 PM 4,814 Views 3 Comments

Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
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Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region

Apr 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,548 Views 5 Comments

Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
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'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,788 Views 3 Comments

Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital
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Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital

Mar 20th 2021, 10:14 AM 23,195 Views 24 Comments

A tsunami advisory has been issued for Japan’s north-east coast.

Another Olympic chief resigns over insulting remark
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Another Olympic chief resigns over insulting remark

Mar 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 2,139 Views 0 Comments

The Tokyo 2021 creative director stepped down after his ‘very, very inappropriate’ ‘Olympig’ jibe.

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
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# Shut Out

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media

Mar 4th 2021, 8:45 AM 1,210 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
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# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

Feb 26th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,264 Views 3 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

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

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,197 Views 10 Comments

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

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
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# Essential Viewing

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,564 Views 1 Comment

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
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# Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,721 Views 2 Comments

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

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

May 22nd 2020, 10:59 AM 2,281 Views 2 Comments

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

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
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# Thomas Barr

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 21,016 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
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# Tokyo Drift

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief

Apr 28th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,600 Views 4 Comments

The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
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'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''

Apr 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,244 Views 5 Comments

Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that
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# Big In Japan

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that

Apr 6th 2020, 12:25 PM 2,528 Views 0 Comments

Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.

Olympic Federation of Ireland considering whether athletes should suspend Tokyo 2020 training
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# Looking Ahead

Olympic Federation of Ireland considering whether athletes should suspend Tokyo 2020 training

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:16 PM 1,783 Views 1 Comment

They also believe the Olympics is ‘likely to be postponed’.

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,584 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”.

Some athletes at disadvantage for Tokyo Games, Coe fears
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Some athletes at disadvantage for Tokyo Games, Coe fears

Mar 19th 2020, 8:25 AM 2,902 Views 2 Comments

The World Athletics boss thinks competitors whose countries come out of the coronavirus pandemic sooner can do more training ahead of the Olympics.

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:28 PM 9,578 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.

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