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 ” […]

Skeleton Olympic Programme

The sport of skeleton originates from athletes that descended down the mountains in a toboggan — a wooden sleigh without runners common among Canadian Indians. Luge’s emergence is referenced in literature from the 16th century. Information about luge as a sport dates back to the mid-19th century, when British tourists in the Swiss Alps started going down the snow-covered slopes on a sled. Skeleton has twice been included […]

O’Connor makes an impact in Sochi

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor came close to making the snowboard halfpipe final  at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. He posted a score of 54.00 in the first run in the semi-finals, enough for fourth overall at that stage with the top six advancing to the final. But he couldn’t improve on his score in the second run […]

O’Connor through to half-pipe semi

Congratulations to Team Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor who has qualified for the semi-final of the halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. O’Connor finished eighth in the first heat after opening with a solid 66.25 in his first run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, before impressing the judges in his second run, where he scored 71.50. The […]

Men’s Half-pipe Sochi 2014

The Men’s half-pipe will take place this afternoon at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park from 2pm Sochi time. Click here to check out the list of athletes including Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor, who will be competing  in the qualification for semi final/final. Picture: William Cherry  

Rossiter to fulfill Olympic Dream

Jan Rossiter will fulfill his Olympic dream on February 14th at the Laura Cross Country Centre when he competes in the 15km Classic Cross Country event for Team Ireland. The Laura Centre has a capacity crowd of 7,500 with circuits that drop 80 metres relative to the stadium. Its 1450 metres above sea level and […]

Sean Greenwood – Skeleton

Official practice for Sean Greenwood this morning at the Sanki Sliding Centre. He has two runs 11.20am and 12.20am. With coach Jeff Pain (Canadian Olympic Silver Medallist Turin 2006) , Sean continues to analyse the track and prepare race plans for the men’s skeleton event on February 14/15 . The Sanki Sliding centres highest point […]

Snowboarding Half-Pipe up next for Ireland

Snowboard half-pipe is next up for Seamus O’Connor and Team Ireland. The qualification for half-pipe will be held on February 11th, at 2pm, semi finals at 7.30pm and finals 9.30pm. Snowboarding made Olympic debut in 1998 at the Nagano Winter Olympics. Also featured in the program were the giant slalom and the halfpipe. The parallel […]

O’Connor reaction to Olympic Slopestyle Semi

Seamus O’Connor speaking just after his run this morning.      

Reaction to O’Connor’s run

Coach Sam Wilkinson reaction:      

Seamus O’Connor excels in Sochi

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor had two great runs this morning in the Olympic Slopestyle Semi Final in Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. His best score of 70.25 placed him 9th of the 21 semi final athletes. See Seamus’s run here. American Sage Kotsenburg stormed to gold in the first-ever snowboard slopestyle event at the games in Sochi. […]
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