Winter Games

Martin Chef de Mission for Pyeongchang 2018


OCI Chief Executive Stephen Martin has been appointed by the Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Board to be Team Ireland’s Chef de Mission for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games between 9-25th February 2018. The double Olympic medalist said “It’s a privilege to lead the Irish Team in Pyeongchang following on from Sochi 2014” and added ” […]

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 […]

Korean Ambasador at Olympic House

The Korean Ambassador Hu Kang-il and Counseller Jin-Weon Chae visted the Olympic Council of Ireland offices on the 30th August coinciding with the ninth and final International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission visit to PyeongChang (29-31 August). The Republic of Korea are very confident that the city is prepared to welcome the world to the […]

Five Winter Olympic Hopefuls to Benefit from Olympic Solidarity Scholarships

The Olympic Council of Ireland are proud to announce that five Irish Olympic hopefuls will receive Olympic Solidarity scholarships to support their bid to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea in February 2018.   The five are, Tess Arbez, Patrick McMillan Kieran Norris who compete in […]

Pyeongchang Seminar Concludes

POCOG President Mr Hee-Beom Lee thanked everyone at the end of the 3 day PyeongChang 2018 NOC Chef de Mission Seminar. It was an opportunity to get all the important information and updates to assist preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 Games. He said “As athletes are the heart of the Games, it is also essential […]

Pyeongchang Chef de Mission Seminar

Representatives from National Olympic Committees across the world have arrived for the first of 4 days of updates. They will be briefed on different aspects of preparations while also conducting site visits to venues and other Games-time facilities for the Winter Olympics. It marks a key examination for organisers before celebrations marking a one year […]

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang between the  9th – 25th February 2018 (17 days) with venue locations in : PyeongChang, Gangneung, Jeongseon Here are some links to the sports with a Team Ireland interest: http://www.pyeongchang2018.com/horizon/eng/sports/Alpine_Skiing.asp#Alpine_Skiing http://www.pyeongchang2018.com/horizon/eng/sports/Freestyle_Skiing.asp?pgdiv=A#Freestyle_Skiing http://www.pyeongchang2018.com/horizon/eng/sports/Skeleton.asp?pgdiv=A#Skeleton http://www.pyeongchang2018.com/horizon/eng/sports/Speed_Skating.asp?pgdiv=A#Speed_Skating  

PyeongChang 2018 progressing well

With only four days away from the 500 days-to-go mark, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach visited PyeongChang to review the progress of the next Olympic Winter Games. During his two-day trip, Bach took part in a meeting of sports ministers from the next three Olympic hosts – Republic of Korea, Japan, and […]

Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer

Gary Skinner represents Ireland at the World Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Gary who is Ireland’s only athelte at the age of 17, he competed in his first day of  competition in Lillehammer, the Super Giant Slalom on Saturday.  The Alpine Centre is situated at Hafjell.  There were 55 competitors in the race and Gary […]

Olympic Team In Dublin

Ireland’s Olympic Winter Games Team arrived back in Ireland and were greeted by family and friends together with press , the Olympic Council of Ireland and Snowsports Association of Ireland officials.

Team Ireland Sochi 2014

It was appropriate that the youngest member of the Irish Winter Olympics team carried the Irish Flag at last night’s spectacular closing ceremony in Sochi.Seamus O’Connor (16) became the very first snowboarder to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games and enjoyed an impressive time, finishing 15th and 17th in the men’s slopestyle and halfpipe events. […]
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