Vancouver 2010


Slalom skier O'Connor on preparations for his event

Shane O'Connor gives an insight into the days before the big race and talks through his practice runs.

Irish fans guide to Bobsleigh

Ireland's womens bobsleigh team will compete in a 21 team event at 17.00 Canadian time, February 23rd at the Whistler sliding centre. The team complete two runs on the evening of the 23rd, followed by two runs on the 24th.

Shannon top 25 in the world

Pat Shannon finished an excellent 25th in the men's skeleton event in his first Olympic Games after a great run in heat 3.

Bobsleigh girls getting a big push from fans

Boosted by a series of fan blogs and Facebook sites, many linked to hundreds of messages of congratulations and support from Irish people all over the world, Ireland's women's bobsleigh team of Aoife Hoey and Claire Bergin, along with alternate brakewoman Leona Byrne, are getting ready for the races of a lifetime at the Whistler Sliding Track next week (Feb 23 and 24).

Shannon improves to finish 25th overall

Pat Shannon finished an excellent 25th in the men's skeleton event in his first Olympic Games after a great run in heat 3.

Shannon 27th after two heats

Ireland's Pat Shannon sits in 27th place after his first two runs in the men's skeleton event at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

PJ Barron reflections on his Olympic Games

PJ Barron reflects on his first Olympic Games, having competed in 15km cross country event in Whistler. Its an event that is highly technical and endurance based. Barron is a 21 year student. Most athletes reach their prime in their late twenties, early thirties.

Slalom skier Shane O'Connor on village life and daily schedule

Ireland's male slalom skier at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Shane O'Connor, from Malahide produced a top 50 place in a World Championship race in qualifying , the best ever placing by an Irish skier in a major Championship. O'Connor has been in Vancouver training with his coach Colin Gaffney, and we asked him to comment on his experiences so far:

OCI President meets Olympic Team in Whistler Village

Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland met athletes and performance support staff in Whistler at the official welcome ceremony for the Irish delegation.

Pat Shannon's final training sessions for skeleton

Pat Shannon's Olympic skeleton campaign gets underway at Whistler Sliding Centre tomorrow, Thursday 18th February, 18.30pm (Canadian time). He was caught in action by William Cherry , Presseye, accredited Irish Media at the 2010 Games.
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