Michelle O'Neill to officiate at Tokyo Olympics

Michelle O'Neill

Michelle O'Neill to officiate at Tokyo Olympics

Michelle O'Neill has been confirmed as a match official for this year's Olympic Games, in Tokyo.
23rd Apr 2021

O'Neill is the only Irish official selected, after FIFA announced their officiating teams earlier today for the Men's and Women's Tournaments.

The Olympic appointment is the latest in a long line of high-profile assignments that has seen her work at two FIFA Women's World Cups, along with a UEFA Super Cup.

FAI TV spoke to O'Neill before the previous FIFA Women's World Cup. You can watch that interview here.

O'Neill has worked in those matches with French referee Stephanie Frappart, who was also named today as an official for the Tokyo games.

The women's tournament begins on July 21st, with the men's tournament starting the following day.

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