Vancouver 2010


P. J. Barron learns from first Olympic experience in Cross Country Skiing

P. J. Barron competed in the 15km cross country skiing event in Vancouver yesterday, eventually finishing in 91st position.

Opening Ceremony 2010 Olympic Winter Games

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.

Irish Women’s Bobsleigh girls retain Olympic spot following Australian challenge

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.

Flag Raising Ceremony in Whistler

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.

Women’s Bobsleigh Pilot selected as Ireland’s flag bearer at Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

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).

CAS decision to be announced this evening

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce their decision on the Australian Olympic Committee appeal this evening 8pm Irish Time, Tuesday 9th February.

Irish athletes practice at Whistler Sliding Centre

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.

Irish Winter Olympic Team Announced

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.

Irish Team in qualification position for 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.

Torch is lit for Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

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.
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