“In response to a number of inaccurate and misleading claims regarding RTÉ coverage of Tokyo 2020, RTÉ wishes to clarify the following:
RTÉ has rights to broadcast Olympic Games coverage in the Republic of Ireland only.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC), who are the rights owners for Olympics Games coverage and make all decisions about how rights are allocated across the different territories, have included Northern Ireland as part of UK broadcast territory for Olympics coverage. As such, the rights holders for NI are BBC and Discovery (on Eurosport).
RTÉ has no control over IOC decisions in this regard.”