Dare to Believe News

Dare To Believe Schools Programme Update

October 25, 2022
Dare to Believe Olympic School Visits Update We have over 50 visits booked for this Autumn for both primary and secondary schools. The primary school visits were booked up in minutes. Our ambassadors are happy to be back with in-person visits where possible while also reaching schools all over the country from the north tip […]

WEBINAR: New Dare To Believe TY Programme

August 19, 2022
Over the past twelve months over 77,000 primary school children have engaged with the programme which has adapted to the globally changing environment. Since 2020 Dare to Believe has included hugely popular virtual challenges such as the Road to Tokyo, as well as a successful collaboration with RTÉ’s Home School Hub. Dare to Believe is […]

Role Models - Eimear Lambe, Olympic Bronze Medallist

June 10, 2022
Dare to Believe ambassador and Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medallist Eimear Lambe understands the importance of having role models. The Dublin rower who became an Olympic medallist in Tokyo when she finished third in the final of the Women's Four with teammates Aifric Keogh, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty, explains how there is no one way […]

Dare to Believe Expands to Secondary Schools

May 4, 2022
PTSB is programme sponsor and 15 new athlete ambassadors added Highlighting a significant expansion to the Olympic Federation of Ireland Olympic schools programme, Dare to Believe, Permanent TSB has today been revealed as the programme sponsor. Dare to Believe was originally launched in 2019, bringing the Olympic Games, and the Olympic values to primary schools […]

Winter Circuit Challenge for the Road to Beijing Launched

January 29, 2022
Last week we officially launched the OFI Dare to Believe Road to Beijing, inviting school children around the country to join us on an interactive journey to Beijing, celebrating winter sports, Team Ireland and the Chinese culture along the way. One of the goals of Road to Beijing is to get children active in a […]


January 21, 2022
OLYMPIC FEDERATION OF IRELAND LAUNCHES WINTER OLYMPIC SCHOOLS CHALLENGE – ROAD TO BEIJING The challenge is part of the OFI’s ‘Dare to Believe’ programme To coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of Team Ireland competing in the Winter Olympics, and on the back of the hugely successful Olympic Schools Challenge last summer, the Olympic Federation of […]

OFI Dare to Believe - Road to Beijing Schools Challenge

December 20, 2021
The official poster for the latest schools challenge from the OFI Dare to Believe programme has been revealed. Road to Beijing will run in schools nationwide next February, to coincide with the Winter Olympic Games. Modelled on the successful Road to Tokyo, which saw 55,000 students take part, the aim of the Road to Beijing […]

Team Ireland and the Active Schools Week #ASW21

April 23, 2021
Next week Team Ireland will be encouraging school children around Ireland to Get Active as part of the Active Schools Week 2021 campaign. This is an initiative of the Active Schools Flag where for one whole week there is a concerted effort to get children around the country moving! For Dare to Believe athletes Sarah […]

Anna O’Flanagan on the Challenges Along the Road to Tokyo

April 16, 2021
Sitting on Anna O’Flanagan’s desk are a set of pens that have remained in the packet for almost six years now. In just under a hundred days, she may finally get around to chucking them out, maybe even burn them. Bought in something of an emotional daze in Valencia, in 2015, the day after Rio […]


April 13, 2021
OLYMPIC FEDERATION OF IRELAND IN ASSOCIATION WITH FBD INSURANCE LAUNCHES NEW OLYMPIC SCHOOLS CHALLENGE ‘ROAD TO TOKYO’ The challenge is part of the OFI’s ‘Dare to Believe’ programme The Olympic Federation of Ireland in association with FBD Insurance has today launched their new Olympic Schools Challenge, ‘Road to Tokyo’. The challenge is part of the […]

Olympic Schools Challenge

March 19, 2021
Dare to Believe and follow Team Ireland on the Road to Tokyo COMING SOON This May join Team Ireland on the Road to Tokyo. Over the month we are inviting schools and families to join us in an interactive journey from Ireland to Tokyo, with our Olympic athletes offering tips, insights and activities along the […]

Olympic Sport Update - 26 November 2020

November 26, 2020
Last weekend we had a number of highlights from Equestrian and Golf, with a round up of those medal winning performances from Eventer Cathal Daniels and Golfer Stephanie Meadows. This weekend will be another relatively quiet one, and we have also included an interview with Jack Woolley who is preparing for his first competition since […]

Dare to Believe Teams Up with RTÉ After School Hub Winter Olympics

November 20, 2020
Dare to Believe, in association with FBD Insurance, features on popular RTÉ2 series The winter is coming in fast, but the best way to stay warm is to stay moving. That's why After School Hub have a super Sports Week coming up next week. Our friends from Team Ireland are here for the After School Hub Winter Games with Kenneth Egan, Kellie Harrington […]

FBD Sponsor Dare to Believe Programme

November 18, 2020
OLYMPIC FEDERATION OF IRELAND ANNOUNCES FBD INSURANCE AS OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE EXPANDING ‘DARE TO BELIEVE’ PROGRAMME 25 Athlete Ambassadors set to bring the Olympics to the classroom in 2020/21 rollout The Olympic Federation of Ireland has today announced FBD Insurance as the sponsor of this year’s ‘Dare to Believe’ Olympic Schools Programme. Ireland’s homegrown […]


June 12, 2020
In light of the global pandemic, Dare to Believe, the Irish Olympic schools programme, moved online, with over 200 schools around the country taking part as part of their home schooling. Dare to Believe was launched in February 2019 and focuses on Olympism and Paralympism, and features the Olympic values. The fun and interactive programme […]


May 22, 2020
RTÉ HOME SCHOOL HUB OLYMPICS, COMPETITIONS, AND VIRTUAL VISITS SHINING A LIGHT ON THE DARE TO BELIEVE SCHOOL PROGRAMME   Olympic athletes will be helping children across the country get into the spirit of sports day next week as they switch their focus to the playground in the RTÉ Home School Hub Olympics. The focus […]

DARE TO BELIEVE: Shane O'Donoghue on Facebook Live

May 21, 2020
Olympic hockey player Shane O'Donoghue is the first ambassador on the Olympic Federation of Ireland Dare to Believe Programme to talk about his Olympic journey on Facebook Live - with his presentation taking place at noon on the 21 May 2020. On the Dare to Believe Schools Programme, the ambassador visit to the classroom is […]


June 19, 2019
Schools Flag Presented by the Olympic Federation of Ireland to Wicklow School The Olympic Federation of Ireland presented the first Dare to Believe Irish Olympic flag to Holy Rosary Primary School, Wicklow today. Dare to Believe is a school activation programme that promotes Olympism, Paralympism and the benefits of sport in schools nationwide by elite […]

DARE TO BELIEVE launches - inspiring schoolchildren

February 25, 2019
Bringing the Olympics to the Classroom and Inspiring the Next Generation   The Olympic Federation of Ireland is proud to launch Dare to Believe, a school activation programme championed and supported by the Athletes’ Commission. Olympism, Paralympism and the benefits of sport will be promoted in schools nationwide by some of Ireland’s best known and […]





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