O'Sullivan elected to OCI Executive Committee

November 2, 2008

Pat Hickey was re-elected unopposed to the position of OCI President, a position held since 1988.
He will, however, be devoting his full and total attention to London 2012 and last night he urged the Olympic sports to do everything in their power to make this Ireland’s most successful Olympics.

“London will be an Olympic Games in which there should be no excuses, whinges or complaints about travel, about acclimatisation, about medical support, about Village conditions, about time changes and so on,” he said. “This will be an Olympic Games in hour home parish the nearest thing ever to Ireland hosting it’s own Games.

“London 2012 represents a great opportunity for every federation in this room to work together with the OCI to make it a very successful Olympics — our Olympics” He said the reason he was challenging everyone to make a very special effort towards London 2012 was because it will be the nearest we will ever get to having the Olympic Games in Ireland.

Officers elected:

President: Patrick Hickey — Judo (outgoing); First Vice President: William O’Brien — archery (outgoing); Second Vice President: John Delaney — football (outgoing); Hon General Secretary: Dermot Sherlock — boxing (outgoing); Hon Treasurer: Peadar Casey — rowing (outgoing).

Executive Committee: Susan Aherne — volleyball (outgoing); Mary Baneham — basketball (outgoing); Bobbie Begley — athletics (outgoing); Dermot Henihan — rowing (outgoing); Billy Kennedy — cycling (outgoing); Sonia O’Sullivan — athletics; Tom Rafter — fencing (outgoing).

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