London 2012

Dublin City Council presented with Torch


The Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí was presented by our President Pat Hickey with an Olympic Torch at City Hall in Dublin yesterday for their tremendous assistance during the visit of the Torch on 6th June to Dublin. Pat Hickey advised that “The welcome that Dubliners gave to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in our […]

Olympic Medal Presentation for Rob Heffernan

On 3rd November 2016, at 7-00pm Rob was presented with his London 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Concert Hall, City Hall, Cork. The event was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill and the medal was presented by Acting President of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O’Brien. It was a tremendous occasion for Olympic Sport […]

London 2012 Anniversary

One year on since Team Ireland produced its best results since the Melbourne Games in 1956, work continues behind the scenes to assist the National Federations, there athletes and support staff in their quest to be the best they can at European , World and Olympic Level. Ireland finished in the top 41 of 204 Nations who competed […]

Olympic Debrief Report Published

The 2012 Olympic Games debrief documents report a marked improvement in the performance of the Irish team over recent Games and a general consensus that the management of performance sport has progressed substantially since 2008. The Debrief was prepared by UK-based consultants Knight Kavanagh Page on behalf of the Irish Sports Council. It carried out […]

Electric Ireland wins two awards for Team Ireland sponsorship

  ELECTRIC IRELAND WINS TWO AWARDS AT THE IRISH SPONSORSHIP AWARDS   BEST SPORTS SPONSOSHSIP & BEST USE OF TV   Electric Ireland was awarded ‘Best Sports Sponsorship’’ and ‘Best Use of TV’ for its sponsorship of Team Ireland for the London Olympics 2012 at the inaugural Irish Sponsorship Awards on 5th December at the […]

London 2012 Games highlights

London 2012 video highlights available from the IOC website on http://www.olympic.org/videos  

Dealing with the post Games period

The Institute of Sport has initiated their post-Games support process through the Institute’s Athlete Performance Transition Programme. Through the London 2012 Technical Group partnership with the OCI, the programme was available in the Olympic Village for those who wished to have an initial debriefing prior to returning home. It works by offering a series of […]

Team Ireland

Team Ireland produced its best results since the Melbourne Games in 1956. Many agencies are involved behind the scenes  all trying to assist the National Federations , there athletes and support staff in their quest to be the best they can at European , World and Olympic Level. Ireland finished in the top 41 of […]

Nevin v Campbell at 20.45pm

Britain’s Luke Campbell and Ireland’s John Joe Nevin will resume one of the most intense and engrossing rivalries in amateur boxing today when they fight for Olympic bantamweight gold at ExCel arena. The pair have set up a showdown that had seemed likely since the 56kg draw was made. Nevin won their first  contest at the […]

Heffernan “gutted” with 4th place

Robert Heffernan of Togher Athletic Club  delivered a stunningly brilliant performance in London this morning when finishing fourth in the men’s 50km Olympic Race Walk in 3:37.54, a time that shattered his own Irish record. The race was won by Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia in 3:35.59, an Olympic record and Heffernan’s fourth place finishing time […]

Jezierski wins C1 200m final

Andrzej Jezierski won the C1 200m B final at London 2012, leaving him in ninth position overall at the Games. Jerzierski won the final in a time of 44.041, ahead of Vadim Menkov of Uzbekistan in 44.168. Attila Vajda of Hugary was third. There are no medals on offer for the B final, but Jezierski […]
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