TOKYO 2020 POSTPONEMENT

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), believes that the Olympic flame will be the light at the end of the tunnel.

The IOC and Japanese government announced yesterday that Tokyo 2020 has been postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic health threat across the globe. read more

TOKYO 2020 POSTPONED

The 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed until the summer of 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today confirmed.

The Games were scheduled to begin in Tokyo in July of this year.

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“The focus for Team Ireland now will be on protecting and safeguarding the Irish athletes over the coming months and ensuring that they can bounce back to full training and be in peak condition for a successful Games in 2021, said the Olympic Federation of Ireland. read more

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Brendan Irvine in action v Cuba

Ireland earned some hard-earned victories in international competition so far this year, not least being Brendan Irvine’s unanimous decision over Hungary’s Istavan Szaka in London last week which saw the Antrim flyweight qualify for his second successive Olympics.

The London tournament was postponed three days into the 11-day competition because of the coronavirus pandemic. read more