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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 ” […]

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 […]

Olympic Council of Ireland E.G.M. 2017

The Olympic Council of Ireland Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will take place on Friday 9th February 2017. The meeting is called to: Receive and consider the report of the Deputy Chef de Mission, Honorary General Secretary and Honorary Treasurer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Elect Officers and an Executive Committee for the XXXII Olympiad. […]

Harbison appointed as IIS Director

Congratulations to Liam Harbison on his appointment as the new Director of the Sport Ireland Institute. Harbison will take up the position in early February, and will be tasked with ensuring Ireland’s top athletes receive best supports available, as well as leading the ongoing development of a world class culture within the Sport Ireland Institute. Harbison […]

Casey Joins Rowing Ireland Coaching Team

Dominic Casey arrives in the Ireland system as a new coach – and stresses continuity. The 38-year-old Kerryman, an Ireland Olympian in 2008, comes to the role having been head coach with Reading University. While Casey will oversee lightweights, Casey has been tasked with taking charge of the Ireland heavyweight men and heavyweight women, and he […]

STATEMENT FROM OCI

For clarity we would like to advise that the Association of World  National Olympic Committees  (ANOC) have very kindly agreed to assist Pat Hickey who is Senior Vice President  of ANOC,  with the required bail bond in Brazil. Please see below statement from ANOC. “ANOC can confirm that on humanitarian grounds they have agreed to […]
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