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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) […]

One Year To Go – Team Ireland Ready for Tokyo 2020 Plus 1

One Year To Go – Team Ireland Ready for Tokyo 2020 Plus 1   Marking one year to go until the re-schuduled Olympic Games in Tokyo, Team Ireland Chef de Mission Tricia Heberle acknowledged the dedication and resilience of Team Ireland athletes in their navigation of the past four month in a message to Olympic […]

Olympic Federation of Ireland Plans for the Future

Olympic Federation of Ireland plans for the future   The Board of the Olympic Federation of Ireland today (23 July) announced the appointment of Nancy Chillingworth as Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022 and the renewal of CEO, Peter Sherrard’s, contract to 2024. The Federation has also opened its recruitment process for the role of […]

Team Ireland Chef de Mission Appointment Process for Paris 2024 and Krakow 2023

2023 European Games, and 2024 Olympic Games Team Ireland Chef de Mission Appointment Process   Background   The Chef de Mission (CDM) is responsible for leading Team Ireland’s preparations and performance at the Summer Olympic and European Games. The role requires strong leadership qualities, a detailed understanding of the Irish high performance system, and the […]

TEAM IRELAND ANNOUNCES PHYSIOTHERAPIST APPOINTMENTS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS NAMED IN SUPPORT TEAM FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES Experienced Professionals to Support Team Ireland Following Robust Selection Process   Following a robust selection process, the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Chef de Mission Tricia Heberle today named the team of physiotherapists who will support Team Ireland athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next […]

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 […]

Update on Scenarios from IOC

Health and safety paramount as IOC Executive Board agrees to step up scenario-planning for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 To safeguard the health of all involved and to contribute to the containment of COVID-19, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the IOC will step up its scenario-planning for […]

Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020 provides beacon of hope following lighting cermony in Ancient Olympia

The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. This marks the start of its journey to Japan where, in only 134 days, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will begin. As a symbol of peace and hope, the Olympic Flame will now travel on towards Tokyo, conveying […]

Tricia Heberle – Chef de Mission Note to Athletes

We are currently going through some challenging and uncertain times that none of us have been through before.  This global pandemic is worrying for everyone as we all have our immediate family and friends as well as a network of contacts in sport all over the world who are in a similar situation to us. […]

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS IN LONDON QUALIFIER The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will be well represented in London this week with a full team of thirteen boxers competing for Olympic berths at the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the Copper Box venue from the 14-24 March 2020.  […]
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