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British and Irish Lions organisers playing down fears of clash with Olympics

The three tests with the Springboks are due to run concurrently with the Tokyo Games

British and Irish Lions organisers have played down fears of next year’s tour of South Africa overlapping with the rescheduled Olympics.

The three tests with the Springboks are due to run concurrently with the Tokyo Games.

But Lions managing director Ben Calveley says the 5pm Irish kick-off times of the tests means Olympic action will be over by then.

Meanwhile, South Africa and the Lions have postponed the on-sale time of ballot tickets for the tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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