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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) […]

Irish Sailing Team returns to the water

The Irish Sailing Team goes back to training on the water today (Monday 18 May) as per Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening.   The team continued to train remotely throughout the lockdown by daily video catch ups, teaching sessions and support from the “backroom” team made up of doctors, sports psychologists and […]

Cycling Ireland Charity Sportive in aid of Irish Cancer Society

Cycling Ireland will host a charity sportive on Sunday, May 3rd on the online training platform, Zwift. Many of Ireland’s top professional cyclists, including Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar, will join in support of those struggling during these difficult times. Hundreds of people are expected to ride the virtual sportive from the safety of their […]

DARE TO BELIEVE CIRCUIT CHALLENGE TRAINING VIDEO LAUNCHED

Train Like a Champion in Lockdown with Dare to Believe Ambassadors Dare to Believe Programme to be rolled out online in schools   16 April 2020 The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) Dare to Believe Circuit Challenge Video was launched today, with the aim of providing a fun exercise circuit for school children that they […]

SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELAND

SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELAND As part of our Sport in Focus series we have dedicated a full day to swimming and diving in Ireland. With the assistance of our friends in Swim Ireland we explored the world of Irish swimming and diving in one full day – with details about the National Federation, […]

Stay Strong and Stay Active on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Today, April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. This celebration is a UN initiative where it was decided that due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of […]

SPORT IN FOCUS: HOCKEY IRELAND TAKEOVER

As part of our Sport in Focus we have a full day dedicated to Irish Hockey. Thanks to our friends (especially Emma Porter) in Hockey Ireland for compiling a comprehensive review of Irish Hockey, from competitions to international teams to participation and education. Enjoy! About Us. It’s a Hockey Ireland Take-Over today, here’s a little […]

Tokyo – A Message from Team Ireland

As the world of sport came to a halt and news of the postponed Olympic Games reached us, Team Ireland athletes came together to demonstrate solidarity, optimism and hope. Right now, the biggest battle is not being fought in the pitches, courts and arenas, but it is the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic that has […]

DATES SET FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO – 23 JULY – 8 AUG 2021

JULY DATE SET FOR 2021 OLYMPIC GAMES   The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are set to start on the 23 July 2021 and run until the 8 August 2021. This announcement was made following an IOC Executive Board meeting today. The Opening Ceremony of the XXXII Olympic Games had been scheduled for the 24 July […]

CONFIRMED: OLYMPIC GAMES TO BE POSTPONED TO 2021

The Olympic Federation of Ireland welcomes the decision to postpone the Summer Olympic Games to 2021, considering the current global crisis. Given the fast developments around the world with the Covid-19 pandemic, this the correct decision under difficult circumstances.   The focus for Team Ireland now will be on protecting and safeguarding the Irish athletes […]

Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committe

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the […]
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