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Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto  puts his face mask in a pocket upon his arrival at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday that the rearranged Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”, but will be simplified(...)

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will not be reliant on finding a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: PA

A senior IOC figure has played down suggestions from the Japan medical association that it would be “difficult” for the Tokyo Olympics to take place w(...)

Ireland’s Chloe Watkins in action against Canada in the second leg of the Women’s FIH Olympic Hockey Qualifier at Donnybrook. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Having made her senior debut for Ireland as an 18-year-old a decade ago, winning her 200th cap in the 2018 World Cup final, free time had become somet(...)

Pressure mounts on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: AP

Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics (...)

USA Track and Field has called for a postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Inpho

USA Track and Field, the governing body of American athletics, on Saturday called for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. The federation, in a let(...)

Graeme McDowell has added 62.08 points so far in 2020 - leaving Olympic qualification as a very real prospect. Photograph: Getty Images

One potential off-shoot of Graeme McDowell’s upward trending in the world rankings is for a third male qualifier for the Ireland team at the Olympics (...)

As of midnight on February 3rd there were 20 confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan. Photograph: EPA

The Japanese prime minister says his government is in close contact with the World Health Organisation to prevent the coronavirus outbreak having an i(...)

Rory McIlroy brought his consistency to a new level through the year. Photograph: Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour via Getty Images

Their work for the season done, Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy plan on packing away the clubs for much of the winter before returning to competition on(...)

Sean Dancer: Ireland’s head coach  faces a busy year after the women’s team’s  qualification for the Olympics in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If all concerned can come down off Cloud Nine in time then the new Hockey League campaign will get under way on Saturday, and for players with interna(...)

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug and his grandmother Emily Scanlon during his homecoming to Offaly after winning the British Open at Portrush. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Absolutely,” is the reply from Shane Lowry when asked if he’d carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo next year. Lowry’s win (...)

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