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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) […]

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 Team Ireland is starting to take real shape.   Qatar […]

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 […]

FIRST Team Ireland Tokyo 2020 Team Announcement – Liam Jegou

Canoe Slalom Jegou Confirmed as Team Ireland Member for Tokyo Olympic Games   Canoe Slalom racer Liam Jegou has become the first Team Ireland athlete to be selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Originally from Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Jegou has already stamped his mark on the international stage, winning silver in the 2014 […]

Tokyo 2020 Announce Refund Policy for Relocated Marathon Tickets

Both the men’s and women’s races have been moved more than 800 kilometres north to Sapporo due to fears about high temperatures. The races would have been free to watch on the streets of Tokyo but a ticket guaranteed a seat in the New National Stadium for the finishes. Fans have now been e-mailed about […]

Hockey Ireland Signs MOU with Iwate Delegates for Pre-Games Holding Camp

Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate this morning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for Hockey Ireland’s pre-Games Holding Camp this summer. Iwate is located two hours North of Tokyo and will provide an ideal base for acclimatisation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games as a key Hockey town […]

OFI Announces Renewed Partnership with McKeever Sports – Input from Athletes Key

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a renewed partnership with Irish sportswear wholesaler McKeever Sports to supply Team Ireland athlete’s product for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.  The partnership will see McKeever Sports provide a range of adidas products that the Team Ireland athletes helped finalise the designs for utilising the adidas mi […]

Tokyo 2020 marathon and race walk venue approved

The IOC, World Athletics and Tokyo 2020 agree on revised event schedule and a legacy-focused 20km loop course for the first half of the marathon in Sapporo Odori Park. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that Sapporo Odori Park in Hokkaido […]

Transparency highlighted in Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing regulations

Following consultation with athletes, the IOC Boxing Task Force has confirmed today that the Technical & Competition Rules to be applied at the Olympic Boxing Qualifying Events and the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will include the end-of-round display of scoring and other measures aimed at increasing clarity, transparency and integrity. In […]

WORLD BRONZE FOR RHYS MCCLENAGHAN

McClenaghan cements his global star status with World Championships Bronze.   Rhys McClenaghan claimed bronze medal in a historic day for Ireland and the sport of gymnastics as he secured the first ever World Championships medal for the country on pommel-horse today at the apparatus finals in Stuttgart with a huge score of 15.400.   […]

TOKYO 2020: Performance Leads Announced for Team Ireland

The Olympic Federation of Ireland is delighted to announce the Tokyo 2020 Team Ireland Performance Support Leads, who will play an integral role in supporting the athletes during the Olympic Games. The Sport and Science leads will be operating under the direction of the Chef de Mission, Tricia Heberle, and the Olympic Games Head of […]
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