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Tokyo 2020 - Where To Watch The Irish In Action On Day Zero

Tokyo 2020 - Where To Watch The Irish In Action On Day Zero
Andrew Dempsey
By Andrew Dempsey
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Tokyo 2020 is hours away from its start, and Team Ireland's first involvement in the games is almost upon us.

In the early hours of Friday morning, the first Team Ireland athletes will begin competition, with Sanita Puspure kicking things off at 1.40am.

In the rowing, Philip Boyle and Ronan Byrne will compete in their first event at 2.40am in the Men’s Double Sculls.

What time are the Irish athletes beginning competition at?

Sanita Puspure will kicks things off for Team Ireland at 1.40am.

Puspure is the back-to-back World (2018- 2019) and European Champion (2019-2020) who has never dropped outside world’s top four scullers since 2017.

She finished fourth in quarter-finals at her two previous Olympics and was Ireland’s only rower in London 2012.

She also won bronze in this year’s World Cup II and skipped Europeans to concentrate on Tokyo.


Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne will complete the action for Team Ireland at 2.40am in the Men’s Double Sculls.

Doyle and Byrne qualified for Tokyo 2020 after securing a silver medal at the 2019 World Rowing Championship’s in Linz.

Where can you watch the events?

RTE 2 will broadcast tonight’s action live from Tokyo, with coverage with beginning at 1.30am.


What else should I keep an eye out for on day one of Tokyo 2020?

Friday will also see the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 take place.

Live coverage of the opening ceremony will begin at 11.30am on RTE 2 before its midday start.

Who’s up next for Team Ireland at Tokyo 2020?

After Friday morning’s early action, there is plenty of Irish involvement set to take place, beginning during the early hours of Saturday morning.


The Irish Women’s Hockey Team will begin their Olympics campaign against South Africa on Saturday in the headline act. That will begin at 1.15pm.

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The Men’s Cycling Road Race will also begin at 3am. Dan Martin, Eddie Dunbar and Nicolas Roche are all involved.

Meanwhile, Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are also set to get their Tokyo 2020 campaigns underway.


SEE ALSO: Quiz: Name Every Irish Athlete To Win An Olympic Medal

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