Snowsports

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

Sochi’s Olympic Park Concept

Work on the venues that will be used during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games is progressing well, with the Olympic Park on schedule for completion next year. During the 2014 Games, events will be focused around two different areas – a coastal cluster in Sochi consisting of the Olympic Park and ice venues, and […]

World Alpine Skiing Bulgaria

Pat Hickey in his capacity as an International Olympic Committee Member and President of European Olympic Committees attended the World Alpine Skiing competitions in Bansko (Bulgaria) last weekend.  He visited the Museum of History in Sofia and made a presentation of the IOC Trophy to Mr Boyan Radev – Double Olympic Gold Medalist  in Wrestling, […]

O'Connor aspires to Sochi 2014

SnowSports Ireland have found a snowboarder capable of representing Ireland at the World Youth Olympic Games 2012 Innsbruck and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014.

McGarry balancing study and Super G

Ireland’s double Winter Olympian Kirsten McGarry mounted the highest step on the podium last weekend

Irish snowboarder Seamus O'Connor wins World Rookie Fest Grom division with amazing run!

Cab five,front seven,back seven, huge clean back nine was enough to clinch the first place from amongst the best riders in Europe today in Livigno Italy.

Griffin dream still alive

Sunday Tribune's Malachy Clerkin talks to Paul Griffin about his bid to make the qualifying standard for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

McGarry in search of second Winter Olympic Games

It started on a slope in the French Alps, in a town called Chatel, just shy of the Swiss border. She does not remember learning. The process was organic, bound up with family life.
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