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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) […]

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.  […]

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

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 […]

Team Ireland qualifies largest ever cycling squad for Olympics

The UCI confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified a quota in each of the Men’s and Women’s Madison and Men’s and Women’s Omnium events. The Olympic Federation of Ireland and Cycling Ireland formally accepted the slots this morning. This is the first time that Cycling Ireland has qualified such as a large team for the […]

TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES TO FLY BUSINESS CLASS TO TOKYO OLYMPICS

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 […]

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 […]
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