OCI visit EOC Headquarters in Rome

OCI President Sarah Keane attended a meeting with EOC Troika in Rome 12th & 13th July, Sarah was accompanied by Sarah O’Shea, Honorary General Secretary and Billy Kennedy, Treasurer. They visited the EOC Headquarters in Rome and met with EOC Acting President Janez Kocijančič, accompanied by EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi and EOC Treasurer Kikis […]


Athletics – A tough World championships for Irish athletes but rising stars continue to shine A bad dose of food poisoning, picked up in a designated team hotel, put Olympic 400m hurdles finalist Thomas Barr out of the World Athletics Championships in London. Veteran racewalker Robert Heffernan (39) finished eighth in the 50km walk at […]


  Ireland’s Winter Olympians qualified and aspiring will gather at the Sport Ireland Institute on October 9th for an athlete workshop. For the first time ever Ireland have so far four athletes on “A” standard times. Tess Arbez and Pat McMillan will compete in the Alpine Ski, Thomas Westgard in the Cross Country and John […]

Ireland’s EYOF Team Bring Home Six Medals 

  Team Ireland’s 40 athletes returned home from the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2017 in Gyor, Hungary with a six-medal haul. The EYOF is a multi-sport event which sees athletes (aged 13-17) compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The Festival not only gives Ireland’s aspiring Olympian’s an opportunity to test themselves against […]


  After such a brilliant summer for Irish swimming it seems timely to kick off our new monthly Q&A of Ireland’s ‘High Performance’ leaders with Jon Rudd of Swim Ireland. John is relatively new to Irish High Performance Sport having joined Swim Ireland in February 2017 from Plymouth College where he was Director of Swimming […]

Jimmy Magee RIP

Former RTÉ sports commentator and journalist Jimmy Magee has passed away aged 82. The legendary commentator, dubbed The Memory Man for his encyclopedic knowledge of some of the world’s biggest sporting events, passed away after a short illness. Jimmy was born in New York city and raised in Co Louth. He joined RTÉ in 1956 […]

2024 to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles

The Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lima, Peru, elected Paris as host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024 and Los Angeles as the host city of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028. “Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ […]

IOC Session in Lima

Lima is hosting the 130th IOC Session between 13th and 17th September and the Olympic Channel will be covering live this historic moment.   You may follow the event at   Additionally, Olympic Channel will be covering live the Ceremony that will name the cities hosting the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.   Please […]

Barry Holohan – RIP

It is with great regret that we have learnt of the passing of Barry Holohan  (Ó hUallacháin).   Barry served faithfully as Executive Administrator to the Olympic Council of Ireland from 1991 until 2006.  He was always very proud of his roots in Cork and, in particular, North Monastery CBS where he developed his love […]

Los Angeles Declares Candidature for Olympic Games 2028 – IOC to contribute USD 1.8 billion to the local Organising Committee

In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is pleased to release today the Host City Contract 2028 following the declaration of candidature by the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee for the Olympic Games 2028. In it, the IOC stipulates that it will make contributions to the Organising Committee representing an overall estimated […]

Ireland’s Medal Winning Team Return Home from the European Youth Olympic Festival

Sunday, 30th July Team Ireland’s 40 athletes returned home today to Dublin Airport following a multi-medal haul at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2017 in Gyor, Hungary. There were six medals won by Ireland at the multi-sport event which saw athletes (aged 13-17)compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The Athletics Team won […]
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