Sochi 2014

Olympic Team In Dublin

Ireland’s Olympic Winter Games Team arrived back in Ireland and were greeted by family and friends together with press , the Olympic Council of Ireland and Snowsports Association of Ireland officials.

Team Ireland Sochi 2014

It was appropriate that the youngest member of the Irish Winter Olympics team carried the Irish Flag at last night’s spectacular closing ceremony in Sochi.Seamus O’Connor (16) became the very first snowboarder to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games and enjoyed an impressive time, finishing 15th and 17th in the men’s slopestyle and halfpipe events. […]

Sochi 2014 Spectacular Closing Ceremony

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi ended with a Closing Ceremony with Seamus O’Connor having the honour of carrying the Irish Flag into the Fisht Olympic stadium. The ceremony, which provided a bright and emotional conclusion to the Games, was dedicated to Russian culture. The audience was presented with a European vision of Russia, in […]

Lyne finishes top 40 in Slalom

Ireland’s Conor Lyne has officially  finished 40th of 117 competitors in this evenings men’s slalom event in Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre. The event was won by Mario Matt, a surprise winner as he became the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history, edging pre-race favorite and teammate Marcel Hirscher. Leading after the first run, Matt glided through […]

Shiffrin youngest ever Slalom Champion

18 year old Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA became the youngest Olympic slalom champion with victory in the women’s event. The world champion made an early mistake during her second run, but recovered well to post a combined time of one minute 44.54 seconds. Marlies Schild took silver, to add to the one she won […]

Bell tolls again for Florence

Florence Bell will compete this evening in Women’s Slalom with the first heat starting at 16.45pm  and second heat  at 20.15pm under floodlights. Bell is drawn 73 of 88 on the start list and will be looking for two good runs this evening and a finishing position. Conditions on the slopes are again difficult due to […]

Florence Bell Team Ireland Sochi 2014

Ireland’s Florence Bell will be up next for Team Ireland in Sochi 2104. She will compete on the 18th February in the Giant Slalom. Competition starts at Sochi time. Bell arrived in Sochi following selection in late January. Her sister Victoria (rival for a place in Sochi) will be close by to support her. […]

Germany ahead in Sochi Medal Table

So far 25 of the 88 participating countries at the Winter Olympic Games have won medals. Germany head the table at present on Gold medals won (7) with the Netherlands ahead on total medals won (17) .Total number of athletes approximately 2,800, 98 events in 7 sports (15 disciplines). In the London 2012 Summer Games […]

Sean Greenwood’s Olympic Spirit

Sean Greenwood showed tremendous courage skill and mental toughness at speeds of 135km per hour at the Sanki sliding Centre this evening to recoup his world standing following last nights difficult run in heat 2. Greenwood spent many hours last night in a the Olympic Medical Centre before being released and passed fit to compete […]

Greenwood’s determined to perform in Sochi

Sean Greenwood blames his Irish DNA for the inner drive. His mother Sibéal, a fine arts teacher at Surrey’s Kwantlen University College, was born and raised in Galway, on Ireland’s west coast, before she immigrated to Canada in the early 1980s along with two of her sisters.  Though the Athlete Family and friends ticketing programme […]
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