Winter Youth Olympics live on Eurosport 2

January 8, 2009
Each night during their 23h news report Europsport will show a round up of the day in Slask – Beskidy.This news report will be repeated throughout the night and during the morning of the following day on Eurosport.
 
The main events to be covered live are:
Monday 16th: Ice Hockey Preliminary match at 15h00cet
Tuesday 17th: Ski Jumping Individual Competition at 13h00cet
Wednesday 18th: Snowboard Girls & Boys Final at 13h00cet
Friday 20th: Ice Hockey Final at 13h00cet.
 
In order to promote the event Eurosport will record a special feature on the Games with contributions from EOC President Pat Hickey and IOC President Jacques Rogge.
  
Ireland’s Winter EYOF team will comprise of 4 athletes from Alpine Skiing and
will be led by Chef de Mission Anne O’Connor, and Coach Stephen O’Hara.
 
Ireland Winter EYOF Athletes:
 
Simon Lyons, 15, first year FIS
Simon has been skiing for over 10 years , has a great natural ability and has made significant advancements in the past 12 months. A 32nd place at the Childrens World Championships in Feb 2008 demonstrated great potential.
 
Matthew Mitchell, 15, first year FIS
Matt only started ski racing 3 years ago. In this time Matt has shown excellent technical advancement which has shown through in some excellent results during summer racing in the UK.
 
Lisa McShera, 16, second year FIS
Lisa is the first of our female racers on the EYOF squad and has been racing for over 4 years. Added to her ever improving technical ability Lisa is yet another great prospect for the future.
 
Orlagh Carroll, 16, second year FIS
Orlagh has been race training for just almost 3 years now and is one of 2 female members of the EYOF training squad. Due to exam commitments last season Orlagh’s time was curtailed and the focus was on training rather than competition. Orlagh showed strong improvement building on a good natural aptitude for alpine skiing and with the right training is an excellent prospect going forward.
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