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Title: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Denn Forever on July 14, 2021, 11:22:38 AM
Only 10 day s away but will it be a damp squib? Japanese people don't want it, Covid rife but it starting.  Power of the IOC.
 
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: RedHand88 on July 14, 2021, 11:28:22 AM
I predict a damp squib. Think the no crowds thing will really kill it. Probably will still be glued to it for the 3 weeks though
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: BennyCake on July 14, 2021, 02:58:04 PM
Of course it’s going ahead. It’s all about the money. To hell with the pandemic and people’s health.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: seafoid on July 14, 2021, 04:38:48 PM
This Olympics may be the high point of the IOC. They are really tearing the arse out of it in a country in a the midst of a pandemic.

https://www.ft.com/content/75f2b380-1d04-4a5a-981a-9ef033fe409e

the delayed and restructured event will prove beyond question that the five-ring circus of the Olympics can be scaled back. The number of non-athlete attendees has been slashed by more than two-thirds, from 141,000 down to 41,000, with the exclusion of sponsors, dignitaries and other hangers-on. If Japan can nonetheless deliver a successful Olympics, it will show other cities what is essential and what is not, giving them leverage to demand a smaller event in future. “I believe that we have been provided with an opportunity to look again at what the Olympics are about,” says the JOC’s Yamashita. “I think that is the significance of Tokyo 2020.”
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: seafoid on July 18, 2021, 05:05:40 PM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2021/07/18/six-team-gb-athletes-coronavirus-isolation-tokyo-olympics/
Team GB’s Olympic plans have been thrown into disarray by news that six track and field athletes, two athletics staff members and two headquarters staff members have been forced to isolate in Japan after they were identified as close contacts of positive Covid cases.

All are now shut inside their rooms at Team GB’s preparation camp hotel in Yokohama or the Olympic Village, with the athletes unable to train less than a week from the start of the Tokyo Games.

The eight-strong athletics contingent were identified as close contacts after someone unconnected to Team GB on their flight to Japan on Thursday was found to have Covid. The British group all tested negative on arrival and have continued to do so every day since, but they remain in isolation as per Tokyo Games guidelines. 

Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: trailer on July 18, 2021, 09:03:18 PM
Hard to believe these games are still going ahead.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Hoof Hearted on July 18, 2021, 09:13:32 PM
Hard to believe these games are still going ahead.

Why is there 35000 at the open today
10000 at Silverstone
45000 at Wembley yesterday for rugby league final
Not to mention last Sunday all over England from morning to night
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: trailer on July 18, 2021, 10:09:03 PM
Hard to believe these games are still going ahead.

Why is there 35000 at the open today
10000 at Silverstone
45000 at Wembley yesterday for rugby league final
Not to mention last Sunday all over England from morning to night

I think some of that is crazy as well. But flying people from all over the world to a village in Tokyo seems like a super spreader event that could be avoided. Many won’t be vaccinated.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: nrico2006 on July 18, 2021, 10:25:49 PM
Hard to believe these games are still going ahead.

Why is there 35000 at the open today
10000 at Silverstone
45000 at Wembley yesterday for rugby league final
Not to mention last Sunday all over England from morning to night

Was it not 140000 at Silverstone today?
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 18, 2021, 11:48:13 PM
Hard to believe these games are still going ahead.

Why is there 35000 at the open today
10000 at Silverstone
45000 at Wembley yesterday for rugby league final
Not to mention last Sunday all over England from morning to night

Was it not 140000 at Silverstone today?
There was.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Ash Smoker on July 18, 2021, 11:55:25 PM
Pat Hickey wouldn't have many takers for buying tickets this time around.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: lurganblue on July 20, 2021, 10:26:13 AM
Cardboard beds to hinder the rampant riding sessions in the village then...
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: AnGaelGearmanach on July 20, 2021, 10:35:21 AM
Cardboard beds to hinder the rampant riding sessions in the village then...

hope the floor is cardboard too then ::)
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Windmill abu on July 20, 2021, 12:53:54 PM
There is a 3 day riding event. Or maybe that's equestrian.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Main Street on July 21, 2021, 02:07:17 AM
Japan   < 4k testing positive in a country of 140m.  that's <3 per 100k

Compare to NI -  1800 testing positive in a  population of 2m,  90 per 100k.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on July 22, 2021, 02:36:21 AM
Tokyo olympics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeXRkYCW7wk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeXRkYCW7wk)
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: seafoid on July 23, 2021, 01:27:45 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/we-dare-not-speak-of-medals-yet-here-are-some-of-our-big-prospects-for-tokyo-1.4627861

IRISH MEDAL PROSPECTS IN TOKYO
All final times are Irish, should, if or when the Irish finalists progress that far.

Saturday, July 24th

Jack Woolley – taekwondo 58kg final* (11am)

Still only 22, and already making Irish Olympic history, Woolley also got the draw he expected, but faces a tricky last eight against an Iranian opponent. Unlike boxing, there will also be a fight-off for bronze and fourth.

Wednesday, July 28th

Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne – men’s doubles sculls rowing final* (12.30am)

Silver medal winners at the 2019 World Championships, and if anything the year out during Covid-19 (allowing Philip Doyle to return to his medical career) has only deepened their desire and ability to taste Olympic success.

Ireland men’s rugby Sevens Team – Finals* (3am)

They upstaged a lot of bigger teams in the Olympic repechage tournament in Monaco last month, including hosts and favourites France, to nail the last qualifying spot, their competitiveness now freshly cut for some further upset, perhaps.

Thursday, July 29th

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy – lightweight men’s doubles sculls rowing final* (12.30am)

Paul is already one of the most decorated medal winners in Irish sport – at World, European and Olympic level – and in the company of young Fintan McCarthy Olympic gold now beckons.

Friday, July 30th

Sanita Puspure – women’s singles sculls rowing final* (12.45am)

At age 39 she continues to leave the younger rowers in her wake, her experience and desire for gold now perhaps her greatest asset.

Sunday, August 1st

Rhys McClenaghan – men’s pommel final* (9am)

He’s been talking a big performance well in advance of Tokyo, working on a new routine to help demonstrate just how good he is, and if he pulls it off he’ll be hard to top.

Sam Watson, Sarah Ennis and Cathal Daniels – eventing showjumping team and individual equestrian (9am)

With Cathal Daniels winning medals at practically every grade and every stage he’s so far competed on, the Olympics may be the platform to prove just how good he and his team mates are.

Annalise Murphy – laser radial sailing medal race (4am)

Silver in Rio five years ago, and even if a little less certainty around her form this time, she’s been here, done that.

Rory McIlroy – men’s individual strokeplay golf fourth round (11.30pm – Saturday night start)

God knows what Rory McIlroy will actually show up, but he can’t dismissed as a medal prospect.

Tuesday, August 3rd

Michaela Walsh – women’s featherweight boxing final* (3am)

One of only two Irish boxers seeded coming into Tokyo. With a bye through the first round, this could be first of two success stories for Irish boxing in Tokyo

Wednesday, August 4th

Bertram Allen, Cian O’Connor and Darragh Kenny – jumping individual equestrian final* (11am)

It may be nine years now since Cian O’Connor pulled off his magnificent individual show jumping bronze in London 2021, and still he’s lost none of his desire and appetite to compete on the Olympic stage. This can only spill over onto his team mates too.

Saturday, August 7th

Bertram Allen, Cian O’Connor and Darragh Kenny – jumping team equestrian final* (11am)

Sunday, August 8th

Kellie Harrington – women’s lightweight boxing final* (6am)

The 2018 World champion didn’t fight for over a year going into the European Olympic qualifiers, only to show once again that her perfect combination of talent and hard work is often hard to stop.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: seafoid on July 23, 2021, 06:32:06 PM
https://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2021/0722/1236739-an-abundance-of-heart-meet-the-irish-boxing-team/
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Olly on July 24, 2021, 12:05:57 AM
When's the riding?
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 24, 2021, 02:11:11 AM
When's the riding?

Pommel Horse now. Sounds like Rhys McClenaghan up in about 20 mins.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 24, 2021, 02:44:16 AM
When's the riding?

Pommel Horse now. Sounds like Rhys McClenaghan up in about 20 mins.

Don’t know much about Pommel Horse but sounds like he got a good score and should make top 8. Commentary is quite whimsical.

Other gold contenders O’Donovan and McCarthy comfortable in their double skulls heat. George Hamilton fairly into the old rowing, quickly dismissing the Uruguay’s for racing into a early lead, George correctly predicting it would be their only moment of glory. 
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 24, 2021, 02:02:57 PM
1 up at half time in women’s hockey against SA.

Up 2-0 end of third qtr.

Great win on Olympic debut for women’s hockey. Seemed to play within themselves. Sexist I know but some fine looking women on both teams.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Orior on July 24, 2021, 05:24:23 PM
1 up at half time in women’s hockey against SA.

Up 2-0 end of third qtr.

Great win on Olympic debut for women’s hockey. Seemed to play within themselves. Sexist I know but some fine looking women on both teams.

Rule 1.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 24, 2021, 09:43:09 PM
Day 2 Action for any insomniacs:

Television coverage from 1.30 am on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player, right through until 3pm.

ROWING

01:50 Women's pair repechage 1 - Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska

02:30 Women's lightweight double sculls repechage 2 - Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen

03:00 Women's single sculls quarter-final 1 - Sanita Puspure

04:40 Men's double sculls semi-final - Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne

GYMNASTICS

03:55-05:35 Women's All Around – Meg Ryan

SAILING

04:00-10:00 Laser radial races 1 and 2 – Annalise Murphy

CANOE SLALOM

05:00 - 07:40 Men's C1 – Liam Jegou

Heats Run 1 05:00-05:43, Heats Run 2 06:57-07:40

EQUESTRIAN

09:00 - 14:00 Dressage Team and Individual – Heike Holstein

Qualifying subject to draw

SWIMMING

11:07 Women's 100m backstroke - Danielle Hill (Heat 3)

11:45 Women's 100m breaststroke - Mona McSharry (Heat 5)

BOXING

12:42 Men's 81kg light-heavyweight – Emmet Brennan v Dilshod Ruzmetov
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Milltown Row2 on July 24, 2021, 10:07:57 PM
Tried to stay awake last night! On that list I’ll go to bed
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: StPatsAbu on July 24, 2021, 11:03:37 PM
When's the riding?
And the fighting
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 25, 2021, 06:34:28 PM
Irish in action Day 3. Some more interesting stuff with Rugby 7s debut. Hockey women have a tough one against Holland who beat Ireland well in Euro championship.

Team Ireland athletes in action (all times Irish)

22:30 (Sunday) Triathlon – Russell White

2:00 Hockey – Netherlands v Ireland, Women’s Pool A Game 2

2:50 Swimming - Mona McSharry - Women’s 100m Breaststroke semi-final

3:00 Rugby Sevens – South Africa v Ireland, Men’s Pool C Game 1

4:03 Boxing – Brendan Irvine (IRL) v Carlo Paalam (PHI) - Men’s Flyweight, Round of 32

6:00 Canoe Slalom – Liam Jegou – Semi-Final

6:27 Boxing – Michaela Walsh (IRL) v Irma Testa (ITA) – Women’s Featherweight, Round of 16

6:35 Sailing – Annalise Murphy, Laser Radial, Races 3 and 4

10:30 Rugby Sevens – USA v Ireland, Men’s Pool C Game 2

11:20 Badminton – Nhat Nguyen (IRL) v Niluka Karunaratne (SRI) – Men’s Singles Group Play

11.20 Swimming – Brendan Hyland - Men’s 200m Butterfly Heat 2

11.45 Swimming – Ellen Walshe - Women’s 200m Individual Medley Heat 4
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Capt Pat on July 25, 2021, 07:07:17 PM
I see Annalise Murphy has seriously undermined her chances of getting a medal in the sailing by finishing 35th and 12th in the opening 2 races of her event. In London she won the opening 2 races and finished 4th in the end.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 26, 2021, 05:43:35 PM
Irish in Action Day 4
Great performance by McSharry to make final, but up against it to put it mildly, as she was 8th fastest.
Rugby 7s need a win to have outside chance of progressing, having lost 1st 2 matches
Apart from Walker (who still came out worse for wear), Boxers struggling up to now. Hopefully Walsh can change that.

Swimming

2:07 Men's 4x200m free relay, heat 2 - Shane Ryan, Brendan Hyland, Finn McGeever, Jack McMillan

3:17 Women's 100m breaststroke final - Mona McSharry

11:53 Men's 200m breaststroke, heat 5 - Darragh Greene

12:36 Men's 800m freestyle, heat 3 - Daniel Wilfen

Boxing

3:30 Men's 69kg Welterweight, round of 16 - Aidan Walsh vs Albert Ayissi Mengue (Cameroon)

Rugby Sevens

3:00 Pool Phase, Pool C - Ireland vs Kenya

9:30-11:30 Quarter finals (if qualified)

Triathlon

22:30 (Monday) - 00:30 Women's final - Carolyn Hayes

Sailing

4:00-10:00 Laser Radial, races 5 & 6 - Annalise Murphy

6:45-9:10 49er, races 1-3 - Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 26, 2021, 09:23:42 PM
Will young Wiffen's race be on RTÉ tomorrow?
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 26, 2021, 11:36:24 PM
Will young Wiffen's race be on RTÉ tomorrow?

Imagine they will. Have done a good job of covering Irish competitors based on what I’ve seen so far.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: lurganblue on July 27, 2021, 12:38:32 PM
Will young Wiffen's race be on RTÉ tomorrow?

Imagine they will. Have done a good job of covering Irish competitors based on what I’ve seen so far.

Yes, It's coming up next. A little behind schedule.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: gerrykeegan on July 27, 2021, 12:49:24 PM
Wiffen wins his heat
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: lurganblue on July 27, 2021, 12:50:21 PM
Great swim
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on July 27, 2021, 12:55:37 PM
The egg chasers kept up the noble tradition of choking when it mattered.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: RedHand88 on July 27, 2021, 12:59:39 PM
The egg chasers kept up the noble tradition of choking when it mattered.

And in Japan again no less!
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Capt Pat on July 27, 2021, 01:11:15 PM
The egg chasers kept up the noble tradition of choking when it mattered.

And in Japan again no less!

Bitterly disappointing, but they would have ended up playing  New Zealand in the quarters and near certain defeat. they needed to beat the USA to get an easier quarter final.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: weareros on July 27, 2021, 04:04:03 PM
Plenty of good Irish in Action in Day 5 -  includes proud moment for the Rossies with Aoife O'Rourke making her debut in women's boxing. Her grandfather was the famous Dan O'Rourke, former President of the GAA.
Plenty of rowing action including Ireland's top gold contenders O'Donovan and McCarthy back in action in the men's double skulls semi-finals.
Hockey women have a tough one against Germany.
Hopefully Walker's eye has healed for his Boxing fight.

Day 5

SWIMMING
11.36 Women's 200m Breaststroke, Heat 1 – Mona McSharry

BOXING
10.18 Women’s 75kg Middleweight, rd 16 – Aoife O’Rourke v Qian Li (China)

04.36 Men’s 57kg Featherweight, rd 16 – Kurt Walker v Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (Uzbekistan)

ROWING
01.50 Women’s four, final – Emily Hegarty, Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh

03.30 Men’s LW double sculls, semi-final – Paul O’Donovan, Fintan McCarthy

03.40 Women’s LW double sculls, semi-final – Aoife Casey, Margaret Cremen

04.20 Women’s Pair, semi-final – Aileen Crowley, Monika Dukarska

HOCKEY
04.15 Women’s Pool Phase – Ireland v Germany

RUGBY SEVENS
01.30 Ireland Men, 9th place play-off - Ireland v Kenya

CYCLING
06.00 Men's Time Trial – Nicolas Roche

SAILING
04.00-06.25 49er – Robert Dickson + Sean Waddilove

BADMINTON
10.40 Men’s Singles – Nhat Nguyen v Tzu-Wei Wang (Taiwan)

SHOOTING
01.00 Men’s Trap, qualifying – Derek Burnett

JUDO
03.00-04.48 on Mat 1 Women’s -70kg, Rd 32 – Megan Fletcher v Michaela Polleres (Austria)
Rd16 from 04.48-05.54 on Mat 2 if qualified
QF from 05.54-06.22 on Mat 2 if qualified
Repechage from 09.00-09.17 on Mat 1 if qualified
SF from 09.17-09.34 on Mat 1 if qualified
Bronze & Gold contests from 10.18-10.49 on Mat 1 if qualified

Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: dec on July 27, 2021, 04:38:45 PM
Siobhan Bernadette Haughey will be competing in Women's 200m freestyle final.
Title: Re: Olympics Tokyo.
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 27, 2021, 08:23:36 PM
Great swim
Good going and I believe the 1500m is his preferred distance so will see what his next race brings.