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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 ” […]

Five Winter Olympic Hopefuls to Benefit from Olympic Solidarity Scholarships

The Olympic Council of Ireland are proud to announce that five Irish Olympic hopefuls will receive Olympic Solidarity scholarships to support their bid to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea in February 2018.   The five are, Tess Arbez, Patrick McMillan Kieran Norris who compete in […]

Olympic Council of Ireland welcomes announcement of 2017 sport investment plans and Rio Games Review by Sport Ireland

5th April 2017 Speaking today at the publication of the Sport Ireland announcement on sport investment for 2017 and its review of the Rio Olympic  Games, Darren O’Neill, OCI Executive Committee member said; “We welcome the publication today of the detail of the 2017 investment programme for Irish athletes and the review of the Rio […]

IOC Athlete Career Programme

The IOC Athlete Career Programme (IOC ACP), supports athletes while they prepare for and go through  career transition. The IOC ACP is based on three pillars; education, employment and life skills. Read more about the programme below. https://www.olympic.org/athlete-career-programme       Welcome also to the Olympic Athletes’ Hub, the digital home for Olympians and elite athletes! The Hub […]

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.
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