Opening Ceremony of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games today
The official Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will take place today (12pm noon Irish time).
Day One tomorrow (Saturday, July 24th) is an action-packed day for Irish athletes with a host of rowers in action and the men’s road race in cycling.
Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan will also get his first taste of action while Kurt Walker will be first up in the boxing ring for Ireland.
Jack Woolley will begin his Olympic campaign in Taekwondo, swimmers Ellen Walshe and Darragh Greene will hit the water in the evening.
The Irish hockey team faces South Africa in their first pool match.
MORNING RESULTS DAY ZERO: FRIDAY 23rd JULY
Women’s Single Heats: Sanita Puspure (IRL) 1st with 7:46.08 (Progresses to quarter-final).
Men’s Double Heats: Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne (IRL) 4th with 6:14.40 (Progresses to Repechage)
DAY ONE SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ARE IRISH TIME): SATURDAY 24th JULY
*Note the schedule may be subject to change*
01:40 Rowing – Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne - Men’s Double Repechage
02:00 Gymnastics – Rhys McClenaghan - Men’s Qualification
02:10 Rowing – Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley - Women’s Pair, Heats
02:50 Rowing – Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen – Women’s Lightweight Double, Heats
03:00 Cycling – Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin & Eddie Dunbar – Men’s Road Race
03:30 Rowing – Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy – Men’s Lightweight Double, Heats
04:00 Rowing – Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh, Emily Hegarty – Women’s Four, Heats
04:03 Boxing – Kurt Walker (IRL) v Jose Quiles Brotons (Spain), Men’s Feather Round of 32
05:15* Taekwondo – Jack Woolley (IRL) v Lucas Guzman (ARG), Men’s -58kg Round of 16 (*further fights to be confirmed throughout the day)
11:28 Swimming – Ellen Walshe – Women’s 100m Butterfly, Heat 2
12:32 Swimming – Darragh Greene – Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Heat 4
13:15 Hockey – Ireland v South Africa – Pool Match