Tokyo 2020 News

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 […]


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 ( […]

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 […]

BREAKING: Exciting Olympic Federation of Ireland Announcements for Tokyo 2020

December 11, 2018
Olympic Federation of Ireland announce partnership with Sport Ireland Institute   Patricia Heberle announced as Team Ireland Chef de Mission for Toyko 2020   Fukuroi City announced as location for Team Ireland Pre Games training camp for Toyko 2020   The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) and Sport Ireland Institute today announced a ground-breaking, athlete […]

Tokyo 2020 on track to deliver unifying Olympic Games

December 5, 2018
During its seventh visit to Tokyo (3-5 December), it was clear to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission that the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is on track to host unifying Olympic and Paralympic Games. “I can only reiterate what IOC President Thomas Bach said during his recent visit: these Olympic Games will bring people […]


December 3, 2018
Are you an athlete with Olympic aspirations? Are you working with an athlete with Olympic aspirations? Have you competed in an Olympic Games and are willing to pass on advice from your experience? If so - please put December 17th in your diary and contact to reserve your place at the event.   The […]

We’re recruiting - Chef de Mission Tokyo 2020 & European Games 2019

October 11, 2018
Chef de Mission Tokyo 2020 and European Games 2019 January 2019 – August 2020 The Olympic Federation of Ireland wishes to recruit a suitable candidate as Chef de Mission for Team Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the European Games in Minsk 2019. The Chef de Mission (CDM) role is critical to Team […]

FBD Insurance plc announce their sponsorship of Team Ireland

September 26, 2018
FBD Insurance plc today announced their sponsorship of Team Ireland in their qualification journey and participation in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. World Champion and Olympic medal rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan along with Hockey’s Chloe Watkins, Equestrian’s Sarah Ennis and Badminton’s Nhat Nguyen were on hand today to announce FBD Insurance’s exciting new […]

Tokyo2020 - 2 years to go

July 24, 2018
Today marks just two years until the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, and athletes from Ireland are training hard to make their goal of performing to their maximum at the XXXII Games in 2020 a reality.  Recent results by Irish athletes show that they are well on the path to Olympic Qualification. The results […]

Tokyo 4th NOC Open Days

July 17, 2018
The 4th NOC open day is underway in Tokyo at the Tokyo 2020 Harumi Triton Office ahead of the two year countdown to Tokyo 2020. OCI is represented by Peter Sherrard, CEO and Linda O’Reilly, Operations Manager. A full agenda will take place over 3 days with updates on Sports and Venues on Day 1 […]

OCI on recce in Tokyo

May 25, 2018
The Olympic Council of Ireland are in Tokyo to visit the proposed pre-training camps for the forthcoming Games in 2020. Peter Sherrard CEO is leading a group from OCI, Sport Ireland, the Sport Ireland Institute, Athletics and Swim Ireland.  A full schedule is planned to include a tour of the various Olympic venues.     […]

OCI are the first NOC visit of 2018 to Tokyo

January 12, 2018
A delegation from OCI, Sport Ireland, the Irish Institute of Sport and Hockey Ireland are on an NOC visit Tokyo in an Olympic venue tour with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. Meetings took place with the Hockey and Swimming Managers of Tokyo 2020. They also met with various Tokyo 2020 departments. Delegates were Martin Burke […]


November 28, 2017
Monday, 27 November 2017: The Olympic Council of Ireland (the “OCI”) has announced the names of twelve athletes who have been awarded Olympic Solidarity Scholarships to assist with qualification and preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Irish Men’s Hockey Team have also been awarded a scholarship to assist in their qualification efforts for the […]

OCI are in Tokyo to check out training camp facilities for 2020

October 25, 2017
The Olympic Council of Ireland are in Tokyo, the first planning visit for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The delegation are as follows:- Stephen Martin - OCI CEO Martin Burke - OCI Sports Director Gavin Noble - OCI Athletes Commission, Phil Moore - Irish Institute of Spot Niamh O'Sullivan - Irish Institute of Sport Gillian […]

OCI Toyota Sponsorship

October 2, 2017
The Olympic Council of Ireland has signed an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Toyota as part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) - TOP Sponsorship Programme. The Japanese car manufacturer will provide vehicle support to the Olympic Council of Ireland and Toyota as Worldwide Top Partner will also support the Olympic Channel as a Founding Partner. […]

First for OCI in Tokyo NOC Open Days

February 3, 2017
Team Ireland will be involved in the first National Olympic Committee Open Days for Tokyo 2020 ( 3rd - 5th Feb 2017). OCI will be represented by CEO and double olympic medallist Stephen Martin and he will be joined by colleagues from 13 countries including Australia, Netherlands Brasil, Canada, New Zealand and hosts Japan NOC. They […]

Zaur Antia Signs New Contract

December 2, 2016
Zaur Antia has agreed a new contract with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, keeping him with Irish boxing until at least 2021. The highly rated coach has agreed to extend his stay with the IABA until 2021 and is already targetting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. "I am delighted on both a personal and professional […]

Swim Ireland Appoint Jon Rudd as New NPD

November 29, 2016
Swim Ireland have appointment Jon Rudd as National Performance Director (NPD). Jon comes to Ireland with experience in international swimming and will lead Swim Ireland’s High Performance Programme in the next Olympic cycle through to Tokyo 2020. Rudd, currently based in Plymouth, England, is the coach of 2012 Olympic Gold medallist and World Record holder […]

Visit of the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on 17 May – Olympic Council of Ireland

May 17, 2016
On the 17th May the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland Mari Miyoshi accompanied by Yuichi Yamada, 2nd Secretary Press & Cultural Affairs visited the President of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey in Olympic House, Howth. It was the first of many visits to come as we approach the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Next year […]

Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Games

April 25, 2016
Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Games Inspired by Traditional Japanese Motif Tokyo, 25 April 2016 – Tokyo 2020 today unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, “Harmonized Chequered Emblems.” The design was highly acclaimed by the public and the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee for exemplifying Japan and the city of […]

XXXII Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

September 9, 2013
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, and chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires. Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been eliminated in the […]



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