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 ” […]

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. […]

Sochi 2014 Spectacular Closing Ceremony

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi ended with a Closing Ceremony with Seamus O’Connor having the honour of carrying the Irish Flag into the Fisht Olympic stadium. The ceremony, which provided a bright and emotional conclusion to the Games, was dedicated to Russian culture. The audience was presented with a European vision of Russia, in […]

Lyne finishes top 40 in Slalom

Ireland’s Conor Lyne has officially  finished 40th of 117 competitors in this evenings men’s slalom event in Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre. The event was won by Mario Matt, a surprise winner as he became the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history, edging pre-race favorite and teammate Marcel Hirscher. Leading after the first run, Matt glided through […]

Shiffrin youngest ever Slalom Champion

18 year old Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA became the youngest Olympic slalom champion with victory in the women’s event. The world champion made an early mistake during her second run, but recovered well to post a combined time of one minute 44.54 seconds. Marlies Schild took silver, to add to the one she won […]

Bell tolls again for Florence

Florence Bell will compete this evening in Women’s Slalom with the first heat starting at 16.45pm  and second heat  at 20.15pm under floodlights. Bell is drawn 73 of 88 on the start list and will be looking for two good runs this evening and a finishing position. Conditions on the slopes are again difficult due to […]

Florence Bell Team Ireland Sochi 2014

Ireland’s Florence Bell will be up next for Team Ireland in Sochi 2104. She will compete on the 18th February in the Giant Slalom. Competition starts at 11.am Sochi time. Bell arrived in Sochi following selection in late January. Her sister Victoria (rival for a place in Sochi) will be close by to support her. […]
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