Team Ireland athletes star as Olympic Movement Breaks is launched in primary schools nationally The Olympic Federation of Ireland and the Active School Flag programmes work together to get Irish primary school pupils more active Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education Thomas Byrne TD Launches Initiative The Minister of State for Sport and […]
Baseball/softball, cricket (T20), flag football, lacrosse (sixes) and squash are the five sports submitted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board (EB) to the upcoming IOC Session as additional sports for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 (LA28). These additional sports were proposed by the LA28 Organising Committee, for its edition of the Games only,
NEVER give up your dreams. That’s the message from Tham Nguyen who has just become the first Irish weightlifter to win a senior European medal, a historic achievement which came after her seven-year absence from international competition. The 26-year-old powerhouse from Clare Hall in Dublin is less than five foot tall but lifts twice her
April was a month to remember for Irish athletes and Team Ireland fans. A new European Champion, National Records, athletes writing themselves into the history books. The level of performance has risen and Irish athletes are now setting times that are World leading. Take a look at some of the action and results below.
ADDITIONAL FUNDS ADDED WITH €115,000 DISTRIBUTED ACROSS 16 SPORTS Following an overwhelming response in applications to the Make a Difference athlete fund that was announced by the OFI Athletes’ Commission earlier this year, the Olympic Federation of Ireland has channelled an additional €50,000 directly to athletes. Athletes across sixteen sports were awarded a total amount
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
The Olympic Council of Ireland recently had a visit from the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) at their headquarters in Dublin. In attendance were Dr Antonio Urso, President of EWF, Marino Ercolani Casadei, Treasurer EWF, Colin Buckley Executive Board Member EWF along with the President of Weightlifting Ireland John McDaid. Pat Hickey President OCI and Kevin
EWF European Junior Championships , Estionia . Clarence Kennedy for Tralee bringing home European Bronze in the 94kg Class . A total of 4 Athletes from Ireland competed in different classes. Each athlete created a new European PB.
A sport about technique every bit as it is about pure strength. Weightlifting has been around as long as competition itself.
The sport of weightlifting is about lifting a barbell from the ground to above the head in two distinct movements: From the ground to under the chin (resting on the shoulder blades) and then to above the head. For contact details of Irish Amateur Weightlifting Association plesase click on Full story