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Committee Member Says Tokyo Olympics Will Be Postponed


An established International Olympic Committee member has said that the Tokyo Olympics set to take place this summer will be postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The committee confirmed on Sunday that they will make an official decision on the games in the next four weeks and will announce details should it be postponed. However, speaking to USA Today, Canadian …

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John Treacy: Olympics Decision Needs To Come Sooner Rather Than Later

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Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy has called upon the IOC to look at postponing the Olympic Games in Tokyo beyond this summer. With concerns increasing every day surrounding the coronavirus crisis, the IOC said on Tuesday there was no need for “any drastic decisions at this stage”. The four-time Olympian and former Marathon silver-medalist described the uncertainty around qualification as …

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Michael Carruth: “I’m Hoping This Is Her Last Fight”

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“As the old cliche says, thousands upon thousands of punches can make a career. One can end it.” There’s no sport quite as cutthroat as boxing with the life of a pugilist more often than not being one of struggle and strife. It takes years of blood, sweat and tears to reach the top but only one defeat to plummet …

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Team Ireland Confirm McIlroy Will Represent Ireland At 2020 Olympics

Neil Manchip, the Team Leader of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), has confirmed that Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland, if selected, for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Manchip highlighted his delight at McIlroy’s commitment to representing Ireland in a statement released on Wednesday. “We are delighted that Rory has signalled his intention to compete  for Ireland at …

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Where To Next For Women’s Rugby?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Charlotte Caslick of Australia is tackled by Sarah Goss of New Zealand during the Women's Gold Medal Rugby Sevens match between Australia and New Zealand on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The inclusion of Rugby Sevens in Rio this year was undoubtedly crucial towards the progression of women’s rugby, but can we expect to see the same progress as seen in women’s football after its first inclusion in the Olympics back in Atlanta 1996? 19 years on from Atlanta the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada attracted audiences of up to …

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Twitter Delighted As Paul O’Donovan Claims Gold At The World Rowing Championships

Twitter was all about ‘pulling like a dog’ on Saturday as Paul O’Donovan claimed gold at the World Rowing Championships, just weeks after secured silver alongside his brother Gary at the Rio Olympics. Rowing solo in the A final of the men’s lightweight single sculls in Rotherdam, the Cork native crossed the finish line an impressive four seconds ahead of Hungary’s Peter Galambos and …

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Thomas Barr All Smiles Once Again As He Graduates From His Masters At UL

Fresh from his record-breaking run and narrow medal miss in the 400m hurdles Olympic final in Rio, Thomas Barr was centre stage for a very different reason on Friday. The Waterford was awarded a Masters Degree in Sports Performance from the University of Limerick, just over a week after his sensational run in Brazil made him a household name across Ireland. During the ceremony in …

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Done Deal: Arsenal Striker Joins Stuttgart On Season-Long Loan

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - JULY 04: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Takuma Asano of Sanfrecce Hiroshima poses for photographs during a press conference announcing his move to Arsenal on July 4, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Arsenal have today confirmed that striker Takuma Asano has joined German side VfB Stuttgart on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old only signed for the club this summer, in a reported £5m deal from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, but his failure to obtain a work permit meant that he was unable to play for the Gunners this season. As such, in much the same …

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Australian Sevens Players Read ‘Riot Act’ Following Drunken Escapades At Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Australia players look dejected in defeat after the Men's Rugby Sevens placing 5-8 match between Argentina and Australia on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australia Olympics boss Kitty Chiller has confirmed that she has had to read the ‘riot act’ to the Australian Sevens players following an alcohol fueled night which led to the players staggering back to the Olympic village at 9am Saturday morning, leaving many officials bemused. Before these Olympics, Chiller had adamantly made the point to all competing Australian athletes that non …

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What Has Olympic Sevens Meant For Smaller Nations?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Silver medalists Great Britain, gold medalists Fiji and bronze medalists South Africa pose during the medal ceremony for the Men's Rugby Sevens on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

One of the things that World Rugby was hoping for most with the inclusion of sevens into the Olympics was the spread of the game throughout the world. Sevens is a bit more accessible than 15s, simply because of the numbers, yet the speed and the skill required do make it an exciting game. In a country like Denmark, Sevens …

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Olympic Sevens Team Of The Tournament Unveiled

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Fiji were last night crowned Olympic Champions. Even the most die hard team GB fan appreciated the significance of Fiji’s triumph last night. Even before the game, stories emerged detailing how some of their players turned down lucrative contracts in order to represent the island nation at the Olympics. Although some questioned whether or not the weight of expectation might get …

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Did Fiji’s Captain Propose After Winning Olympic Gold?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Osea Kolinisau of Fiji holds off Tom Mitchell of Great Britain to score a try during the Men's Rugby Sevens Gold medal final match between Fiji and Great Britain on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

For those who bothered to keep watching after the medals were handed out following the Olympics sevens final, there was one more spark that made the showpiece occasion so touching. After already endearing themselves to the rugby world, there seemed to be another moment following the conclusion of the game on Thursday night that could remain with us for a …

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Opinion: Medals Alone Don’t Justify Huge Spend On Olympic Sports

The Rio Olympics start in the coming weeks. The world will spend two weeks enthralled by a series of minor sports before swiftly forgetting the results of all events other than the men’s 100 metres. UK Sport, the high performance agency responsible, thinks Great Britain can win as many as 79 medals, topping the 65 from London 2012. With £275 …

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Doping In Sport Back Under The Spotlight As Olympic Games Approach

The most surprising thing about the ongoing Russian drug scandal is that people seem surprised. Sport moves from one drugs exposé to the next, with each being labelled the most shocking yet. The federations involved make the right noises about getting their houses in order before WADA pleads for more money in order to catch the endless stream of cheats. Media commentators write …

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Paddy Barnes Facing Trouble With Paddy Power

Olympic Council Of Ireland Media Briefing : 100 Days Out from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Conrad Hotel, Dublin 27/4/2016 Boxer Paddy Barnes, flag-bearer for the Ireland team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Can you blame an amateur boxer from trying to make a few quid? Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Paddy Barnes is set to box at light flyweight in the Rio Olympics. While professional boxers are now eligible to compete at the Olympics for the first time, hopes are high for the Team Ireland boxers. Of Ireland’s 29 Olympic medals to date, the boxers …

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