Tokyo 1964 Revisited – Irish Times

Lifelong Tales of Olympic Experience by Ian O’Riordan (Irish Times Sport) Sayonara – only instead of the farewell blessing to what should have been the end of 2020 Tokyo Olympics this weekend, it is the wishful thinking that hope and reason can rhyme by this time next year. What lifelong tales of experience may yet

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European Games 2023 – List of Sports Agreed

EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led

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European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click

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Dorothy Dermody – RIP

Ireland’s oldest Olympian Dorothy Dermody (McCormack) passed away very close to her 103rd Birthday.  Dorothy a fencer from Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary was recently awarded a medal of honour from the Olympic Council of Ireland for her participation at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.    The family of Dorothy Dermody accepted the medal on her behalf.  

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Irish Open Fencing

For the fifth time, Ireland will be hosting this weekend an FIE (International Fencing Federation) Satellite Competition at Men’s Epee at UCD Sports Centre, Belfield..  The top 8 in this competition will be awarded world ranking points and will also be awarded points in the Coupe du Nord ranking system.   This year being Olympic qualification

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Introduction to Fencing

Fencing is one of only four sports that have been featured in every modern Olympic Games, beginning in 1896. Fencing calls for adaptability, inventiveness, good organization, and patience. This is achieved by good partnership between the fencer and the fencing master. Hard effort is needed if a competitor is to be ready for a match, and long hours must be spent in training, where great attention and discipline are needed. For contact details of Irish Fencing Federation please click on Full story

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