Introduction to Snow Sports

The first Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Prior to this, figure skating and ice hockey had been events at the Summer Olympics. The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1940 when they were interrupted by World War II. The Winter and Summer Games resumed in 1948 and were held in the same year until 1992, when the Games were placed on separate four-year cycles. Starting in 1994 each Winter Olympics has been held in its own year, separate from the Summer Games. For contact details of Snowsport Association of Ireland please click on Full story

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

Tess Arbez will be competing today in the giant slalom after finishing in the top 35 of 95 on the start list in slalom on Monday. Her target today is to finish in the top 30. Team Ireland Chef de Mission Anne O’Connor said “The team are motivated and are competing well against the top […]

2015 Nordic World Ski Championship

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden from the  18th February – 1st March 2015. Jan Rossiter and Dominic McAleenan have been selected by Snowsports Association of Ireland. Rossiter competed for Ireland in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.       TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT Team Ireland:  FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, […]

O’Connor reflects on World Top 10

Seamus O’Connor reflects on his superb performances at the 2015 World Snowboarding Championship. O’Connor produced the best slopestyle performance of his career in the semi-finals and in doing so qualified with the second highest score, 90.33, for the final. On reflection today he said, ” I was really happy with how I rode in the slopestyle qualifiers; being able to […]

2015 World Ski World Championships

Conor Lyne will be back in action for Ireland at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek from 4th – 16th February 2015 will showcase over 700 athletes from more than 70 nations. He will be joined by talented young skiers Maxime Arbez and Pat McMillan. These World Championships represent the largest and most […]

O’Connor’s top 10 in World Slopestyle

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor has made a major breakthrough by finishing in the top 10 of the 2015 Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle World Championships in Kreischberg (AUT) this morning. O’Connor is coached by New Zealander Sam Wilkinson and since Sochi 2014 they have been working on a number of new routines. In the semi finals O’Connor  produced the best […]

O’Connor into Slopestyle Final

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor has produced the best slopestyle performance of his career so far and in doing so has qualified ( with the second highest score – 90.33 ) for the final of the Snowborad Slopestyle World Championship in Kreischberg . Prior to the event O’Connor’s coach Sam Wilkinson said ” In this post Olympic year Seamus has […]

Sochi’s first events have started

Sochi’s first events have started with snowboarding, our athlete Seamus O’Connor was in action. Seamus has now got the qualification round out of the way.   See the offiical results at the following link   The opening ceremony will take place tomorrow 7th February.   Team Ireland were out an about on practice runs. […]

Snowboarder O’Connor on Sochi 2014

Teenager Seamus O’Connor will become Ireland’s first-ever Olympic competitor in the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle events in Sochi. Seamus, 16, was born into a diverse family – his mother is from Russia, his father grew up in England, and his grandparents are Irish. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose Sochi for the 2014 Olympic […]

1 Month to go – Sochi 2014

January 7, exactly one month before the start of Russia’s first ever Olympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the opening of the Main Media Center. The two-story Media Center has a total area of over 158,000 sq. m and is located in close proximity to the Olympic Park. While the Olympic […]

Cross Country Skiing at Sochi 2014

The first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France, in 1924, included men’s cross-country skiing on 18 km and 50 km courses. A women’s 10 km cross-country ski competition first featured in the 1952 Games in Oslo, Norway. Soviet athlete Lyubov Baranova (Kozyreva) took first place in the 10 km race. Other distances and race formats […]
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