Ottavio Cinquanta, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and President of the ISU, and Karen O’Sullivan, President of the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI), and over 300 guests attended a 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Olympic reception last night organised for delegates during the 55th International Skating Union (ISU) Ordinary Congress at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).
Ottavio Cinquanta, IOC member and President of the ISU said, “Ireland is a “new” country for the ISU, but with a solid background in the field of sport, that can be considered the best basis and premise for improvements in the future, also in our disciplines. Dublin, the capital, is a very ancient city, full of historical heritage that deserves our attention. I extend the gratitude of the ISU to the ISAI for hosting this important moment of our Union”
One of the common themes mentioned by the ISU delegates is the need for Ireland to have its own ice rink to enable it to develop the sport further in Ireland.
Many former World and Olympic skaters across all disciplines are in Dublin as delegates including John Coughlin, a two-time US pairs champion – here as one of the US delegates.