PyeongChang 2018


PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Team of Five Is Named

Monday, 29th January 2018: Alpine Skiers Tess Arbez and Patrick McMillian, Cross Country Skier, Thomas Westgard, Half Pipe Skier, Bubba Newby and Snowboarder Seamus O’Connor were today confirmed by the Olympic Council of Ireland (the “OCI”) as the five athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland at the Winter Olympic Games being held in PyeongChang, […]

December Sports Roundup

  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

PyeongChang Competition Schedule

To view the sports competition schedule for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games please click the link below: PyeongChang Olympic Comp Schedule Version #10_30112017_Final There will be six new medal events at PyeongChang 2018: Snowboard Big Air (M/W), Speed Skating Mass Start (M/W), Curling Mixed Doubles and the Alpine Team Event. This makes the total gold […]

McAnuff Brothers On Penultimate Lap For PyeongChang Qualification

After a month’s hiatus, Irish short track speed skaters Ryan McAnuff (22) and Sean McAnuff (20) are back on the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating circuit this week in the qualification process to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   The […]

Pyeongchang 2018 Hopefuls En Route to Final Qualifications

  NINE Irish snowsport athletes are hoping to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea from February 9-25. The nine Winter Olympic hopefuls were in Dublin recently for an Athlete Workshop organised by the Olympic Council of Ireland in conjunction with the Sport Ireland Institute. The athletes were […]

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 […]
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