European Olympic Committees 1st Meeting of new Athletes Commission

The European Olympic Commiittee’s (EOC)  Athletes Commission held its 1st meeting since their election on Monte Carlo in October. The meeting took place in Tallinn/Estonia and OCI athletes commission member David Harte was present in his role as Secretary of the EOC Athletes Commission. The meeting was hosted by former EOC EU Commission Chair Juri […]

Ronnie Delany receives the inaugural “Hall of Fame” award

Ronnie Delany received the inaugural “Hall of Fame” award from Sarah Keane – President of the OCI at the EGM last night . A speech was made by Sarah Keane on the achievements of Ronnie from his gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 to his role as President of the Olympians Association of […]

First IJF Grand Prix Gold medal for men’s Irish Judo – Fletcher Flies…

The Irish Judo Association and its members send congratulations to Ben Fletcher on winning Gold at the IJF Grand Prix in Tunis on Sunday 22nd January 2018. This is a first gold medal for men’s Irish Judo at IJF Grand Prix level, his achievement has been noted in the international judo world – a superb […]

OCI visit Tokyo for Olympic Games preparations

A recce is underway of Tokyo 2020 facilities. A delegation is in Tokyo to meet with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and have an NOC venue tour. They are also checking out other pre-training facilities in cities close to Tokyo.     The delegation are as follows:- Martin Burke – OCI Linda O Reilly – […]

Olympic Council of Ireland Strategic Plan 2018 – 2024

  In December, the OCI delivered its Strategic Plan 2018-2024, the plan was developed following extensive consultation with the people who matter – athletes, member federations and others. The OCI set out a clear path for the future of the organisation. The plan for the OCI is to be laser focused on preparing and leading […]

OCI Welcomes Reinstatement of Statutory Funding

  The OCI is delighted by the decision of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Mr. Shane Ross T.D. to restore State funding to the organisation with immediate effect. Speaking about the announcement OCI President Sarah Keane said; “On behalf of the OCI I wish to thank Minister Ross and Minister Griffin for the […]

High Performance Corner – Triathlon Ireland

Stephen Delaney, a native of Sutton, Co Dublin, is Triathlon Ireland’s new Performance Director. He is a former international cyclist and winner of Rás Tailteann, and has worked full-time with Triathlon Ireland for the last five years, most recently as National Development Coach. Triathlon, by its nature, is a multi-disciplinary sport that needs extremely versatile […]

Female Leaders Benefit From Inspiring Speaker

The Olympic Council of Ireland, aided by funding from the Olympic Solidarity programme ring-fenced for the promotion of diversity and gender balance in Tokyo 2020, brought world-class leadership expert Gabriela Müller Mendoza to Dublin in October to speak to women involved in leadership roles in a wide range of Olympic sports. OCI executive member and […]

December – One to Watch

Wexford showjumper Bertram Allen needs no introduction but his young brother Harry recently stole his thunder by winning the prestigious Longines 2017 ‘Rising Star’ award at the FEI’s star-studded end of year gala in Montevideo, Uruguay. This prize is for young riders (aged 14 to 21) who demonstrate outstanding talent at international level. Allen is […]

Historic Olympian Bows Out

Belfast’s Lisa Kearney, who, in 2012, became the first Irish female judoka to represent Ireland in an Olympic Games, has just announced her retirement. She was also a Commonwealth bronze medallist (52kg) in 2014 but a knee injury in 2015 dashed her hopes of qualifying for Rio. The 28-year-old won 11 World Cup medals during […]

December Sports Roundup

  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]
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