P. J. Barron competed in the 15km cross country skiing event in Vancouver yesterday, eventually finishing in 91st position.
Irish Winter Olympic Team athletes and performance support team officials entered the Olympic Opening Ceremony to a fantastic welcome from the host nation spectators. Bobsleigher Aoife Hoey carried her National Flag with pride. Chef de Mission Siobhan Hoey led in the performance team support.Wearing official sponsored team clothing supplied by Columbia Sport they paraded in style.
After five hours of intensive legal argument, involving senior legal counsel from Dublin and Sydney, followed by 24 hours of consideration of the Australian claim for a place in the Women’s Bobsleigh competition, the three independent judges of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), have announced their decision.
The Flag Raising Ceremony is the official welcome to the Irish Team into the Olympic Village. Pat Hickey, President, Olympic Council of Ireland, Siobhain Hoey, Chef de Mission, athletes, officials and invited guests attended.
The Olympic Council of Ireland has chosen Aoife Hoey (25) from Portarlington to lead the Irish team into the Olympic stadium in Vancouver on Friday next (Feb 12th).
The Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce their decision on the Australian Olympic Committee appeal this evening 8pm Irish Time, Tuesday 9th February.
Aiofe Hoey, Claire Bergin and Pat Shannon arrived in Vancouver on the 31st January for a 4 day practice session at the Whistler Sliding Centre, 1st-4th February.
The Olympic Council of Ireland today (Jan 27) announced the full line up of the Irish Winter Olympic team scheduled to compete at next month’s Games in Vancouver.
Ireland's prospects of qualifying in women's bobsleigh at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, are on track, enhanced by their inclusion in the final four races in the 2009/10 World Cup series.
The final countdown to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver next February began in earnest today with the lighting of the Olympic Flame in a traditional ceremony in Olympia, Greece.