IOC suspends Russian NOC and creates a path for clean individual athletes to compete in PyeongChang 2018

IOC SUSPENDS RUSSIAN NOC AND CREATES A PATH FOR CLEAN INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN PYEONGCHANG 2018 Under the Olympic flag the IOC Executive Board studied and discussed the findings of the Commission led by the former President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, addressing the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia.  This report also […]

Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Workshop

Irish Winter Olympic hopefuls gathered in Dublin for a series of workshops hosted by the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI). The aim of the OCI workshops were to support the athletes on their final quest for qualification and to fully prepare those who are selected, for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Games will take place […]

Japanese Ambassador Visits OCI

Japanese Ambassador Miyoshi met with President, Sarah Keane, Secretary General, Sarah O’Shea and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Martin  on Friday, 29 September in Olympic House in Howth. During the meeting Ambassador Miyoshi was briefed on Team Ireland’s operational plans for the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  

Stakelum’s European Qualifying Score

Irish figure skater Conor Stakelum (24) participated in the free skating segment of the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy at the weekend, the designated 2018 Winter Olympic Games final qualifying event, in Oberstdorf, Germany where he finished 25th overall with a total score of 139.97.   While he did not obtain an Olympic berth for Ireland in […]

World Rowing Gold Medals for Ireland

It’s been a remarkable weekend for Rowing Ireland as three crews competed in A Finals at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, two of them winning Gold. Shane O’ Driscoll & Mark O’ Donovan have become World Champions of the lightweight men’s pair, and Paul O’Donovan has successfully defended his title in the lightweight […]

OCI Toyota Sponsorship

The Olympic Council of Ireland has signed an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Toyota as part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) – TOP Sponsorship Programme. The Japanese car manufacturer will provide vehicle support to the Olympic Council of Ireland and Toyota as Worldwide Top Partner will also support the Olympic Channel as a Founding Partner. […]

August Round Up

Athletics – A tough World championships for Irish athletes but rising stars continue to shine A bad dose of food poisoning, picked up in a designated team hotel, put Olympic 400m hurdles finalist Thomas Barr out of the World Athletics Championships in London. Veteran racewalker Robert Heffernan (39) finished eighth in the 50km walk at […]

Team Ireland Winter Olympic Workshop

Ireland’s Winter Olympians qualified and aspiring will gather at the Sport Ireland Institute on October 9th for an athlete workshop. For the first time ever Ireland have so far four athletes on “A” standard times. Tess Arbez and Pat McMillan will compete in the Alpine Ski, Thomas Westgard in the Cross Country and John Brown […]

Ireland’s EYOF Team Bring Home Six Medals 

  Team Ireland’s 40 athletes returned home from the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2017 in Gyor, Hungary with a six-medal haul. The EYOF is a multi-sport event which sees athletes (aged 13-17) compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The Festival not only gives Ireland’s aspiring Olympian’s an opportunity to test themselves against […]

High Performance Corner

  After such a brilliant summer for Irish swimming it seems timely to kick off our new monthly Q&A of Ireland’s ‘High Performance’ leaders with Jon Rudd of Swim Ireland. John is relatively new to Irish High Performance Sport having joined Swim Ireland in February 2017 from Plymouth College where he was Director of Swimming […]

Jimmy Magee RIP

Former RTÉ sports commentator and journalist Jimmy Magee has passed away aged 82. The legendary commentator, dubbed The Memory Man for his encyclopedic knowledge of some of the world’s biggest sporting events, passed away after a short illness. Jimmy was born in New York city and raised in Co Louth. He joined RTÉ in 1956 […]
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