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WATCH | What is it about rowing?


Rowing is in an exciting place heading into the Tokyo Olympics. At the World Championships last year they qualified an unprecedented four boats for the Games, and this summer have an opportunity to qualify another two in the Lucerne Olympic Qualifier from the 17 – 19 May.   Qualified so far: Men’s Lightweight Double (MLW2X) […]

TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES TO FLY BUSINESS CLASS TO TOKYO OLYMPICS

OFI Teams up with Vita to Offset Carbon Emissions The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) will fly athletes in business class to the Olympic Games in Tokyo with Qatar Airways. With less than five months left until the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, the composition of Team Ireland is starting to take real shape.   Qatar […]

Olympic Federation of Ireland provides Rule 40 guidelines ahead of Tokyo 2020

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today (19 February 2020) provided initial guidance on the commercial framework for Team Ireland members ahead of the Olympic Games this summer. The Olympic Federation of Ireland is committed to an athlete first approach. In late 2019 / early 2020, the OFI engaged in negotiations with the Athletes’ Commission made […]

FIRST Team Ireland Tokyo 2020 Team Announcement – Liam Jegou

Canoe Slalom Jegou Confirmed as Team Ireland Member for Tokyo Olympic Games   Canoe Slalom racer Liam Jegou has become the first Team Ireland athlete to be selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Originally from Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Jegou has already stamped his mark on the international stage, winning silver in the 2014 […]

IRISH TEAM FOR TOKYO 2020 QUALIFIERS NAMED

Ireland’s 13-strong squad for the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London has been confirmed. Boxing begins on March 13 at the Copperbox Arena in the English capital. Dublin’s former (2018) World Elite lightweight champion Kellie Harrington is included on the Irish panel, along with Antrim’s and Roscommon’s current European Elite feather and middle champions […]

Application for Discretionary Funding

The 2020 Discretionary Fund of €50,000 for OFI members opens today until Thursday February 20th.  Applications can be made by National Federations to support specific Olympic focussed projects. The number of eligible applicants for 2020 support is significantly reduced this year, as many National Federations have already received a maximum of two grants during the […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Seven Winter Olympic Scholarship places Awarded

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced seven scholarships worth $65,500 USD ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing 2022. The following athletes were successful: Brenden Doyle – Skeleton Tess Arbez – Snow Sports – Alpine Skiing Cormac Comerford – Snow Sports – Alpine Skiing Alec Scott – Snow Sports – Alpine Skiing Seamus […]

Hockey Ireland Signs MOU with Iwate Delegates for Pre-Games Holding Camp

Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate this morning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for Hockey Ireland’s pre-Games Holding Camp this summer. Iwate is located two hours North of Tokyo and will provide an ideal base for acclimatisation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games as a key Hockey town […]

OFI Announces Renewed Partnership with McKeever Sports – Input from Athletes Key

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a renewed partnership with Irish sportswear wholesaler McKeever Sports to supply Team Ireland athlete’s product for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.  The partnership will see McKeever Sports provide a range of adidas products that the Team Ireland athletes helped finalise the designs for utilising the adidas mi […]

Gangwon 2024 – legacy of PyeongChang 2018 lives on in first Winter YOG awarded to Asia

The fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2024 will be held in Gangwon province in the cities of PyeongChang and Gangneung (Republic of Korea), home to the Olympic Winter Games 2018. Today in Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session voted to award the Winter YOG to Asia for the first […]

SPORT IRELAND FUNDING WELCOMED BY OLYMPIC FEDERATION OF IRELAND

At the beginning of what will be a significant year for the Team Ireland, the Olympic Federation of Ireland has today welcomed a funding announcement from Sport Ireland, which has confirmed a €200k investment ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer, as well as €420k core high performance funding. This Tokyo specific funding is in […]
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