Tokyo 2020 News

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 […]

Hockey Ireland Signs MOU with Iwate Delegates for Pre-Games Holding Camp

February 6, 2020
Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate this morning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for Hockey Ireland’s pre-Games Holding Camp this summer.Iwate is located two hours North of Tokyo and will provide an ideal base for acclimatisation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games as a key Hockey town in […]

OFI Announces Renewed Partnership with McKeever Sports - Input from Athletes Key

February 3, 2020
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a renewed partnership with Irish sportswear wholesaler McKeever Sports to supply Team Ireland athlete’s product for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.  The partnership will see McKeever Sports provide a range of adidas products that the Team Ireland athletes helped finalise the designs for utilising the adidas mi […]

Tokyo 2020 marathon and race walk venue approved

December 4, 2019
The IOC, World Athletics and Tokyo 2020 agree on revised event schedule and a legacy-focused 20km loop course for the first half of the marathon in Sapporo Odori Park. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that Sapporo Odori Park in Hokkaido […]

Transparency highlighted in Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing regulations

November 20, 2019
Following consultation with athletes, the IOC Boxing Task Force has confirmed today that the Technical & Competition Rules to be applied at the Olympic Boxing Qualifying Events and the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will include the end-of-round display of scoring and other measures aimed at increasing clarity, transparency and integrity. In […]

WORLD BRONZE FOR RHYS MCCLENAGHAN

October 15, 2019
McClenaghan cements his global star status with World Championships Bronze.   Rhys McClenaghan claimed bronze medal in a historic day for Ireland and the sport of gymnastics as he secured the first ever World Championships medal for the country on pommel-horse today at the apparatus finals in Stuttgart with a huge score of 15.400.   […]

TOKYO 2020: Performance Leads Announced for Team Ireland

September 3, 2019
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is delighted to announce the Tokyo 2020 Team Ireland Performance Support Leads, who will play an integral role in supporting the athletes during the Olympic Games. The Sport and Science leads will be operating under the direction of the Chef de Mission, Tricia Heberle, and the Olympic Games Head of […]

Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020: Qualification Events

September 1, 2019
Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020: Qualification Events announced The Olympic Boxing Task Force today confirmed the names of the cities to host the five Qualification Events to be held on the Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020. The Task Force also announced the creation of an Athlete Ambassador Group, as well as the collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

Tickets for Tokyo Olympics Available to Purchase from the 15th July

July 14, 2019
Tickets for the Olympic Games in Tokyo go on sale on the 15th July 2019. Irish people who are planning to travel to Tokyo for the Games can purchase the tickets at THIS LINK through the Team Ireland Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) Elamys Group - and extra queries can be directed to Joanna Sheridan (joanna.sheridan@elamysgroup.com) […]

Further Details of the “Athlete First” plans ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Announced

April 9, 2019
Today at an event in the Sport Ireland Institute the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) signed an agreement with officials from the city of Fukuroi for Team Ireland’s Tokyo 2020 pre games training camp. The OFI also announced that it has appointed Finnish company, Elämys Group, as its Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) for the Tokyo […]

REMINDER: Non Rights Holding Accreditation Closes 15th March

March 14, 2019
    The IOC would like to inform you that the application form for non-rights holding television and radio organisations to apply for ENR accreditation to cover the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is available now from 24 January to 15 March 2019 .  We invite NOCs to inform interested ENR organisations of the information below: […]

Tokyo Venues on Track

February 20, 2019
Tokyo 2020 venue construction is showcased to the media, as organizers say everything is on schedule as test events loom large in the coming months.   Media toured some of the competition venues and the Olympic Village, all of which are under construction. A total of only eight competition venues and the village are being […]
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