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Martin Chef de Mission for Pyeongchang 2018


OCI Chief Executive Stephen Martin has been appointed by the Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Board to be Team Ireland’s Chef de Mission for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games between 9-25th February 2018. The double Olympic medalist said “It’s a privilege to lead the Irish Team in Pyeongchang following on from Sochi 2014” and added ” […]

Elisabeth Allaman, from IOC Marketing Services visited the OCI Headquarters

Elisabeth Allaman, Vice-President, Commercial Integration at the International Olympic Committee Television and Marketing Services visited the OCI Headquarters today to brief the Olympic Council on the new and exciting programmes which will be rolled out in the run up to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Celebrating Irish Women in Olympic Sport

The Olympic Council of Ireland celebration of the contribution of Irish women to the Olympic Movement in Ireland was held on Wednesday evening 8th March as part of its contribution to International Women’s Day. Following opening remarks by OCI President Sarah Keane, Evanne Ni Chuilinn hosted two panels of athletes and sports administrators. The Olympic […]

Keane Attends Women in Leadership Forum

Olympic Council of Ireland President Sarah Keane was a guest panelist at the International Federation (IF) Women in Leadership Forum which concluded today in Lausanne with the approval of a 10-point action plan designed to increase possibilities for girls and women in sport both on and off the field of play. The three-day forum was jointly […]

OCI – Women in Sport Event

The President and the Executive Committee of The Olympic Council of Ireland are organising a celebration of the contribution of Irish women to the Olympic Movement in Ireland. By invitation only: more details to follow. Location: The Shelbourne Hotel Date: Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 from 6-8:30pm

Keane elected as OCI President

Congratulations to Sarah Keane who was elected as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Keane, a 42 year-old from Dublin and mother of three will lead the new executive committee up to and including the Tokyo 2020 Games. “I feel humbled and privileged to have been elected as president of the OCI this evening,” […]

Statement by Pat Hickey

When Ireland gained its hard-won independence in 1922, the passion for sport of the Irish people was demonstrated when the Olympic Council of Ireland was immediately founded during the provisional administration prior to the formal establishment of the Irish Free State. It was quickly recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in time for the […]

Nicky Jermyn from Badminton withdraws as a candidate for the  position of Honorary Treasurer.

Mr. Nicholas Jermyn from Badminton has withdrawn as a candidate from the forthcoming election for the position of Honorary Treasurer  due to work and personal commitments. He regrets having to withdraw but feels that the role requires considerable commitment.

Sir Christopher Bland RIP

The Olympic Council of Ireland are saddened to learn of the death of Sir Christopher Bland who represented Ireland at the  1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Even though Sir Christopher went on to have a highly successful career in politics and business including chairman, both of the BBC and London Weekend Television (LWT), and deputy […]

First EOC Meeting in 2017

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) today held its first meeting of 2017 with IOC President Thomas Bach in attendance. The meeting’s key outcome was the appointment of Spyros Capralos as Chair of the EOC Coordination Commission for the second edition of the European Games in 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. EOC Acting President Janez Kocijančič opened […]

Principals of Good Governance of Olympic & Sports Movement

The Olympic Council of Ireland are at present undergoing an evaluation with the International Olympic Committee as part of their Olympic Agenda 2020 and to ensure we comply with the basic principles of good governance. These basic principles of good governance of the Olympic and Sports movement were produced in 2008. The centralised tools provided […]
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