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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From The42 Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya Road To Tokyo

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

From The42 Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet Shipping Up

Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet

A strong Wednesday saw Murphy break into the top five overall, with Howth’s Hopkins joining her in the Gold Fleet.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

From The42 Annalise Murphy makes light of wild conditions to win Race Three of World Championships Into The Storm

Annalise Murphy makes light of wild conditions to win Race Three of World Championships

The weather once again wreaked havoc on sailing in Melbourne, but it couldn’t stop the 2016 Olympic silver medallist.

From The42 'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020 Countdown Clock

'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020

The countdown is well and truly on to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 23 February, 2020

From The42 Kevin Seaward runs second-fastest Irish marathon time ever to hit Olympic mark Road To Tokyo

Kevin Seaward runs second-fastest Irish marathon time ever to hit Olympic mark

Seaward joins Paul Pollock and Stephen Scullion as Tokyo 2020 qualifiers.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 21 February, 2020

From The42 2019 European medallist Regan Buckley retires from boxing aged 22 Shock

2019 European medallist Regan Buckley retires from boxing aged 22

The Bray man cited financial reasons, and his not being selected for March’s Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, as cause to hang up his gloves.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

From The42 Tokyo organisers 'extremely worried' about impact of coronavirus on 2020 Olympics Tokyo 2020

Tokyo organisers 'extremely worried' about impact of coronavirus on 2020 Olympics

IOC officials say they have ‘full confidence’ that the situation can be addressed.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'World Athletics have let us down. I feel they were weak, and it makes me sad'

Irish Olympian Fionnuala McCormack vents her frustration as the governing body allow Nike’s controversial Vaporflys to be used in Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 26 January, 2020

From The42 Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end Tennis

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 20 January, 2020

From The42 Scullion secures Olympic qualification with 5th-placed finish in Houston Bound For Tokyo

Scullion secures Olympic qualification with 5th-placed finish in Houston

The 31-year-old Belfast man knocked nine seconds off his personal best to seal Tokyo qualification in Texas.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 19 January, 2020

From The42 The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions Looking Ahead

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 29 December, 2019

From The42 'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking One Step At A Time

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking

Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''

Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

From The42 'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you' Journey This post contains videos

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'

Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 21 December, 2019

From The42 Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo Jack's The Lad

Christmas comes early as Jack Woolley qualifies for 2020 Olympics in taekwondo

Dubliner makes history as the first Irish taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 20 December, 2019

From The42 World champion Sanita Puspure crowned Irish Sportswoman of the Year Dominant Force

World champion Sanita Puspure crowned Irish Sportswoman of the Year

The Latvian-born rower won her second successive World gold in the summer, and also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 29 November, 2019

From The42 Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Comeback

Mo Farah targeting track return at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From The42 'Where we see fit to create a box-off, there will definitely be box-offs' - Dunne 1s And 2s

'Where we see fit to create a box-off, there will definitely be box-offs' - Dunne

The IABA High Performance Director dismissed criticism after seven reigning champions missed November’s National Elite Championships.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From The42 Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics Ready To Go

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

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

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

From The42 Ireland hockey star played with broken bone in her wrist in Olympic qualifier win Pain Barrier

Ireland hockey star played with broken bone in her wrist in Olympic qualifier win

Roisin Upton suffered the injury but still played a key role in the shootout win.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 3 November, 2019

From The42 'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure Speechless

'I was like 'guys, stop'' - Ireland star keeper recalls frantic moments before Olympic spot was secure

The Green Army secured their place at the Olympics after a two-legged battle with Canada.

From The42 Ireland through to first-ever Olympics after sensational sudden death shootout Epic Scenes

Ireland through to first-ever Olympics after sensational sudden death shootout

Sean Dancer’s side have booked their ticket to Tokyo 2020.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From The42 Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance Green Army

Ireland dominate but Canada survive Olympic qualifier first leg in front of record attendance

Sean Dancer’s side were unable to break the deadlock at a very wet Energia Park.

From The42 'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address' Looking Forward

'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'

The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 1 November, 2019

5am starts, job sharing, and the ex-Ireland captain Dad helping get pitch ready for Olympic qualifier

Philip Matthews, father of hockey star Hannah Matthews, is among those who are getting Energia Park in order for this weekend.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From The42 '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

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

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

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics' Dream Come True

'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'

Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever World Gymnastics medal in Stuttgart on Saturday.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 14 October, 2019

From The42 Fionnuala McCormack smashes marathon PB to secure Tokyo 2020 qualification Chicago Marathon

Fionnuala McCormack smashes marathon PB to secure Tokyo 2020 qualification

The Wicklow native finished fifth in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From The42 Ireland show jumping team secure Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot Happy Days

Ireland show jumping team secure Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot

Darragh Kenny, Peter Moloney, Cian O’Connor and Paul O’Shea all played a part in the success.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From The42 Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships Success

Robert Hendrick secures Ireland's ticket to Tokyo at Canoe Slalom World Championships

The 21-year-old was first up and last to qualify today.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From The42 Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign Changes

Annalise Murphy returns to Laser Radial after quitting 49erFX Olympic campaign

The Dubliner won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the discipline.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

From The42 Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call' End Of The Line

Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call'

The Olympic silver medalist and Katie Tingle have parted ways but remain lifelong friends.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 12 September, 2019

From The42 'It's something we've all wanted to achieve and this is our chance' Tokyo 2020

'It's something we've all wanted to achieve and this is our chance'

Chloe Watkins and the Ireland women’s hockey team are within touching distance of their Olympic dream. There’s no going back now.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

From The42 'A huge step' as Ireland's Olympic qualifier confirmed for Donnybrook Tokyo 2020

'A huge step' as Ireland's Olympic qualifier confirmed for Donnybrook

The World Cup silver medallists will take on Canada at Energia Park this November.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 9 September, 2019

From The42 Ireland men and women draw Canada in Olympic hockey qualifying play-offs Tokyo 2020

Ireland men and women draw Canada in Olympic hockey qualifying play-offs

The two-legged ties will take place at the end of October/early November.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 8 September, 2019

From The42 Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw Tokyo 2020

Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw

The draw takes place in Switzerland tomorrow.

# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 31 August, 2019

From The42 Irish pair Crowley and Dukarska secure qualification for 2020 Olympic Games Flying The Flag

Irish pair Crowley and Dukarska secure qualification for 2020 Olympic Games

The W2 crew of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley became the fourth Irish boat to qualify for Tokyo.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

From The42 Joyous scenes as Irish dressage team qualify for Olympic Games for first time ever Happy Days This post contains videos

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

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

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 15 August, 2019

From The42 British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together Disaster

British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together

Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown won’t be doing this again.

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