Winter Games

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 ” […]

Shiffrin youngest ever Slalom Champion

18 year old Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA became the youngest Olympic slalom champion with victory in the women’s event. The world champion made an early mistake during her second run, but recovered well to post a combined time of one minute 44.54 seconds. Marlies Schild took silver, to add to the one she won […]

Bell tolls again for Florence

Florence Bell will compete this evening in Women’s Slalom with the first heat starting at 16.45pm  and second heat  at 20.15pm under floodlights. Bell is drawn 73 of 88 on the start list and will be looking for two good runs this evening and a finishing position. Conditions on the slopes are again difficult due to […]

Florence Bell Team Ireland Sochi 2014

Ireland’s Florence Bell will be up next for Team Ireland in Sochi 2104. She will compete on the 18th February in the Giant Slalom. Competition starts at 11.am Sochi time. Bell arrived in Sochi following selection in late January. Her sister Victoria (rival for a place in Sochi) will be close by to support her. […]

Germany ahead in Sochi Medal Table

So far 25 of the 88 participating countries at the Winter Olympic Games have won medals. Germany head the table at present on Gold medals won (7) with the Netherlands ahead on total medals won (17) .Total number of athletes approximately 2,800, 98 events in 7 sports (15 disciplines). In the London 2012 Summer Games […]

Sean Greenwood’s Olympic Spirit

Sean Greenwood showed tremendous courage skill and mental toughness at speeds of 135km per hour at the Sanki sliding Centre this evening to recoup his world standing following last nights difficult run in heat 2. Greenwood spent many hours last night in a the Olympic Medical Centre before being released and passed fit to compete […]

Greenwood’s determined to perform in Sochi

Sean Greenwood blames his Irish DNA for the inner drive. His mother Sibéal, a fine arts teacher at Surrey’s Kwantlen University College, was born and raised in Galway, on Ireland’s west coast, before she immigrated to Canada in the early 1980s along with two of her sisters.  Though the Athlete Family and friends ticketing programme […]

Sean Greenwood’s on his sled

Sean Greenwood gives an insight into the sled he will use at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi 2014 The Sanki Sliding centres highest point is 836 metres above sea level, its lowest point is at 704 metres above sea level and the finish line 711.50 metres. The 1,184 metre course features 17 curves and […]

Olympic 15km Classic Cross Country

The 15km classic cross country will be held at Laura Cross Country Centre on the 14th February at 14.00 hrs. In the individual race, the skiers start at 30-second intervals, and the competitor who covers the distance in the shortest time wins. Participants start in reverse order to their ranking for the season, meaning the athletes ranked highest start last. […]

Skeleton Olympic Programme

The sport of skeleton originates from athletes that descended down the mountains in a toboggan — a wooden sleigh without runners common among Canadian Indians. Luge’s emergence is referenced in literature from the 16th century. Information about luge as a sport dates back to the mid-19th century, when British tourists in the Swiss Alps started going down the snow-covered slopes on a sled. Skeleton has twice been included […]

O’Connor makes an impact in Sochi

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor came close to making the snowboard halfpipe final  at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. He posted a score of 54.00 in the first run in the semi-finals, enough for fourth overall at that stage with the top six advancing to the final. But he couldn’t improve on his score in the second run […]
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