Athletics

Introduction to Athletics


From the very first Olympic Games in 776BC to the revival of the modern Games in 1896, Athletics has always been part of the Olympic Games. It is identified with Greece’s centuries-old history and it is no accident that the Greeks list Athletics as a ‘classical sport’. In 776 BC, races were run in a 28.5 m wide stadium and distances such as the 192.27m race were the forerunners of the 200m event of the modern Olympic Games. For contact details of the National Federation in Ireland please click Full story

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Sunday August 21st, 2016 A photo posted by Team Ireland (@olympicsirl) on Aug 21, 2016 at 8:08am PDT

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 13/16

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Team Ireland adds to athletics lineup for Rio 2016

13 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and Athletics Ireland are pleased to announce a further eight athletes, who will compete as part of the athletics squad and represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   The athletes announced today join a 17-strong athletics team that will compete […]
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