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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 ” […]

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 […]

MEMOS Award for Pierce O’Callaghan

Congratulations to Pierce O’Callaghan who along with participants from  many countries, representing NOCs, National Federations and other sports organisations, successfully completed  their studies towards the Executive Masters in Sports Organisation Management (MEMOS). Former Sport Ireland High Performance Administrator  Tony Cunningham and our own Sports Director Martin Burke have previously completed the MEMOS Course. The aim of […]

IOC and Alibaba Worldwide Olympic Partnership

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028. Joining The Olympic Partner (TOP) worldwide sponsorship programme, Alibaba will become the official “Cloud Services” and “E-Commerce Platform Services” Partner, as well as a Founding Partner of the Olympic Channel. The partnership was announced today at the World […]

Olympic Council of Ireland – Extraordinary General Meeting

The Election of the Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Committee will take place on Thursday, 9th February 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin. The nominations and other details of the meeting were posted to all affiliated National Federations, Executive Committee Members and Delegates yesterday, 16th January 2017. To download the full list of nominees […]

Three Years To Go – Lausanne 2020 YOG

THERE ARE JUST THREE YEARS TO GO UNTIL THE WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES LAUSANNE 2020 KICK OFF, WITH THE OPENING CEREMONY DUE TO BE HELD ON 10 JANUARY 2020. AS THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES TO WHAT WILL BE THE THIRD EDITION OF THE WINTER YOG, WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT FANS AND ATHLETES CAN EXPECT […]

Martin Burke appointed Chef de Mission 2017 EYOF

Olympic Council of Ireland Sports Director Martin Burke has been appointed by the OCI Executive to be Team Ireland Chef de Mission for the European Youth Olympic Festival in Györ – Hungary between 22nd -30th July 2017 He was Chef de Mission for the first ever World Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore 2010 and […]

RIP Frank Murphy

The death has taken place of two-time Olympian Frank Murphy. Frank won a silver medal over 1,500m at the 1969 European Championships in Athens. His first Olympic representation was at the Mexico Olympics in the 1500m, and four years later he did so again in Munich over 800m and 1,500m. In 2014, he was inducted into the […]

Team Ireland 2017-2020

The Olympic Council of Ireland will be responsible for the operational planning and management of 9 Olympic events that make up the 2017-2020  Olympic Cycle . The OCI staff will continue to work in partnership with the National Federations and Sports Councils/Institutes to enhance the performance environment within Olympic Sports personnel and programmes at Youth and Olympic level. The full schedule […]
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