Tokyo 2020 News

OFI Statement - Recent Comments in the Media about Tokyo

January 22, 2021
The IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has made a very strong and clear statement that they are fully committed to the successful delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo this year. Overnight media reports claimed incorrectly that a private decision had been made by the Government of Japan to cancel the Olympic […]

IOC Statement Regarding Media Report on Tokyo 2020

January 22, 2021
We refer you to the strong and clear statement that the Japanese Government made today, saying that the report is “categorically untrue”. Please find the statement here: “Some news reports circulating today are claiming that the Government of Japan has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus. […]

Olympic Weekly Update 21 Jan 21

January 21, 2021
The Tokyo Olympic qualification status of the athletes can be found AT THIS LINK which will be regularly updated. While many athletes are currently training from home, with little competition, see below a summary of relevant updates from sports to kick off the new year. To date 52 Olympic athletes have secured Olympic qualification spots […]

Horse Sport Ireland’s Eventing Tokyo Olympics longlist squad named

January 21, 2021
Horse Sport Ireland’s Eventing High Performance Director Sally Corscadden today announced the updated Tokyo longlist squad and Tokyo 2020 potential squad for this years Olympic Games. Aoife Clark with Celus D’Ermac Z (ZANG) – 2011 bay gelding by Chico’s Boy (HOLST) and out of Valencia Odeveld (HOLST), by Corofino I (HOLST). Bred by M. Burno De La Dure. […]

RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED OF THE FBD INSURANCE ‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE’ PROGRAMME

January 20, 2021
FUND WILL SUPPORT SUCCESSFUL TEAM IRELAND OLYMPIC HOPEFULS €50,000 Grant for Irish Athletes on their Olympic Journey The Olympic Federation of Ireland, in conjunction with official sponsor FBD Insurance, have announced the recipients of the ‘Make A Difference’ programme, a €50,000 fund which will assist Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls in their preparation for the Olympic Games. […]

Olympic Weekly Updates 17 Dec

December 17, 2020
In our final update for 2020 we have a few competition updates for you from our Olympic family. The focus of our interview of the week today is three time Olympian Chloe Magee in Badminton. Chloe competes with her brother Sam Magee in the Mixed Doubles and is currently just outside Olympic qualification. Competing is […]

Hockey Ireland Announces Women’s Panel for 2021.

December 17, 2020
Irish Women’s Head Coach, Sean Dancer, has announced a reduced panel of 23 players for 2021. The team has been training both regionally and nationally throughout the past number of months, playing a series of inter-squad matches in order to remain in top shape despite restrictions preventing them taking on other international squads. The panel […]

FBD Insurance Launches Make a Difference Programme

December 15, 2020
€50,000 Grant for Irish athletes on their Olympic journey The Olympic Federation of Ireland, in conjunction with official sponsor FBD Insurance, has launched an exciting ‘Make a Difference’ programme to assist Olympic hopefuls in their preparation for the Olympic Games. The grant of €50,000 being provided by FBD Insurance delivers further discretionary support to our […]

Olympic Weekly Update 10 Dec 2020

December 10, 2020
In the final flurry of competitions before Christmas, Irish athletes will be in action this week in a couple of sports. The focus of our interview of the week today is Felix English, the Irish track cyclist who together with Mark Downey qualified a spot for Ireland in the Madison earlier this year. He talks […]

Olympic Sport Update - 3 December 2020

December 3, 2020
This week’s update includes a number of activities across our Olympic community – with international competitions taking place in Taekwondo, Golf and Cycling, all detailed below. Also, this week’s interview is with Judoka Megan Fletcher, who is currently sitting inside Olympic qualification in 14th place – she talks about training in her parent’s garden centre […]

Olympic Sport Update - 26 November 2020

November 26, 2020
Last weekend we had a number of highlights from Equestrian and Golf, with a round up of those medal winning performances from Eventer Cathal Daniels and Golfer Stephanie Meadows. This weekend will be another relatively quiet one, and we have also included an interview with Jack Woolley who is preparing for his first competition since […]

Laura Ostler ~ Performance Analysis Lead for Tokyo

November 20, 2020
LAURA OSTLER NAMED AS PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS LEAD FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES Experienced Professional to Support Team Ireland 2020 Following a robust selection process, the Olympic Federation of Ireland today named Laura Ostler as Lead for Performance Analysis at the Tokyo Olympic Games.   Ostler is an experienced multi-sport performance analyst working at the Sport Northern […]

IOC and Tokyo 2020 outline USD 280m savings

October 8, 2020
IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD AND TOKYO 2020 DISCUSS USD 280 MILLION IN SAVINGS FROM MEASURES DEVELOPED TO DELIVER GAMES FIT FOR POST-CORONA WORLD The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today discussed the estimated USD 280 million (JPY 30 billion) in cost savings that will be achieved by initial simplification […]

IOC and Tokyo 2020 agree on measures to deliver Games fit for a post-corona world

September 25, 2020
The IOC Coordination Commission and the Tokyo  2020 Organising Committee agreed today, 25 September, on a series of measures to make the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 fit for a post-corona world. Developed in response to the postponement of this year’s Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, over 50 measures have been designed to maximise cost savings and increase […]

Team Ireland Medical Officers Named for Tokyo Olympics

September 10, 2020
Experienced Professionals to Support Team Ireland Following Robust Selection Process Following a robust selection process, the Olympic Federation of Ireland today named the team of Medical Officers (MO) who will support Team Ireland athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. Dr Alan Rankin was appointed as Deputy Chief Medical Officer and MO for […]

One Year To Go – Team Ireland Ready for Tokyo 2020 Plus 1

July 23, 2020
One Year To Go – Team Ireland Ready for Tokyo 2020 Plus 1 Marking one year to go until the re-scheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo, Team Ireland Chef de Mission

TEAM IRELAND ANNOUNCES PHYSIOTHERAPIST APPOINTMENTS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

July 3, 2020
PHYSIOTHERAPISTS NAMED IN SUPPORT TEAM FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES Experienced Professionals to Support Team Ireland Following Robust Selection Process   Following a robust selection process, the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Chef de Mission Tricia Heberle today named the team of physiotherapists who will support Team Ireland athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next […]

DATES SET FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO - 23 JULY - 8 AUG 2021

March 30, 2020
JULY DATE SET FOR 2021 OLYMPIC GAMES   The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are set to start on the 23 July 2021 and run until the 8 August 2021. This announcement was made following an IOC Executive Board meeting today. The Opening Ceremony of the XXXII Olympic Games had been scheduled for the 24 July […]

CONFIRMED: OLYMPIC GAMES TO BE POSTPONED TO 2021

March 24, 2020
The Olympic Federation of Ireland welcomes the decision to postpone the Summer Olympic Games to 2021, considering the current global crisis. Given the fast developments around the world with the Covid-19 pandemic, this the correct decision under difficult circumstances.   The focus for Team Ireland now will be on protecting and safeguarding the Irish athletes […]

Update on Scenarios from IOC

March 22, 2020
Health and safety paramount as IOC Executive Board agrees to step up scenario-planning for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 To safeguard the health of all involved and to contribute to the containment of COVID-19, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the IOC will step up its scenario-planning for […]

Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020 provides beacon of hope following lighting cermony in Ancient Olympia

March 20, 2020
The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. This marks the start of its journey to Japan where, in only 134 days, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will begin. As a symbol of peace and hope, the Olympic Flame will now travel on towards Tokyo, conveying […]

Tricia Heberle - Chef de Mission Note to Athletes

March 19, 2020
We are currently going through some challenging and uncertain times that none of us have been through before.  This global pandemic is worrying for everyone as we all have our immediate family and friends as well as a network of contacts in sport all over the world who are in a similar situation to us. […]

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS

March 13, 2020
BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS IN LONDON QUALIFIER The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will be well represented in London this week with a full team of thirteen boxers competing for Olympic berths at the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the Copper Box venue from the 14-24 March 2020.  […]

Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020 provides beacon of hope following lighting cermony in Ancient Olympia

March 12, 2020
Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020 provides beacon of hope following lighting cermony in Ancient Olympia The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. This marks the start of its journey to Japan where, in only 134 days, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will begin. As a […]

Team Ireland qualifies largest ever cycling squad for Olympics

March 10, 2020
The UCI confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified a quota in each of the Men’s and Women's Madison and Men's and Women's Omnium events. The Olympic Federation of Ireland and Cycling Ireland formally accepted the slots this morning. This is the first time that Cycling Ireland has qualified such as a large team for the […]

TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES TO FLY BUSINESS CLASS TO TOKYO OLYMPICS

February 26, 2020
TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES TO FLY BUSINESS CLASS TO TOKYO OLYMPICS OFI Teams up with Vita to Offset Carbon Emissions The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) will fly athletes in business class to the Olympic Games in Tokyo with Qatar Airways. With less than five months left until the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, the composition of […]

WATCH | What is it about rowing?

February 24, 2020
Rowing is in an exciting place heading into the Tokyo Olympics. At the World Championships last year they qualified an unprecedented four boats for the Games, and this summer have an opportunity to qualify another two in the Lucerne Olympic Qualifier from the 17 - 19 May. Qualified so far:Men's Lightweight Double (MLW2X)At last year's world […]

Olympic Federation of Ireland provides Rule 40 guidelines ahead of Tokyo 2020

February 19, 2020
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today (19 February 2020) provided initial guidance on the commercial framework for Team Ireland members ahead of the Olympic Games this summer. The Olympic Federation of Ireland is committed to an athlete first approach. In late 2019 / early 2020, the OFI engaged in negotiations with the Athletes’ Commission made […]

FIRST Team Ireland Tokyo 2020 Team Announcement – Liam Jegou

February 19, 2020
Canoe Slalom Jegou Confirmed as Team Ireland Member for Tokyo Olympic Games Canoe Slalom racer Liam Jegou has become the first Team Ireland athlete to be selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Originally from Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Jegou has already stamped his mark on the international stage, winning silver in the 2014 Junior World […]

Tokyo 2020 Announce Refund Policy for Relocated Marathon Tickets

February 12, 2020
Both the men's and women's races have been moved more than 800 kilometres north to Sapporo due to fears about high temperatures. The races would have been free to watch on the streets of Tokyo but a ticket guaranteed a seat in the New National Stadium for the finishes. Fans have now been e-mailed about […]
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