Rio 2016

Olympic Qualification Rio 2016

Please click on the links below to see full version of the Olympic Qualification Agreements between the International Olympic Committee and  International Federations             1. Athletics – EN (Dec15) 2. BWF – Badminton – EN 3. AIBA – Boxing – EN 4.b ICF – Canoe Sprint – EN 5. ISSF – […]

Statement re: Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Finding

04 August 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The Olympic Council of Ireland can confirm that the Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Agency has returned an adverse analytical finding in an A-sample provided to anti-doping officers. The finding relates to a test not conducted at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The athlete has been provisionally suspended from […]
Nicholas Roche BMC Racing

Roche Confirms Team Future Ahead Of Rio 2016

Monday 1 August 2016 Nicholas Roche has received a major boost ahead of competing for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 32 year old is to join BMC Racing for the 2017 season, where he will team up with fellow Olympian Richie Porte of Team Australia and US cyclist Tejay van Garderen. General Manager […]

IOC President Thomas Bach visits Team Ireland in the Olympic Village

IOC President Thomas Bach visited Team Ireland in the Rio 2016 Olympic Village today. During the visit, Team Ireland’s Chef de Mission Kevin Kilty and Chief Executive Stephen Martin provided an update on the Olympic Village facilities and Team Ireland’s preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which begin in nine days’ time. Following the […]

Team Ireland confirms final squad for Rio 2016

22 July 2016; Dublin, Ireland:   The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to confirm the final Team Ireland squad that will compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this summer. This is Team Ireland’s largest delegation since 1948; 77 athletes, of whom 26 are women, will compete across 13 sports. OCI President […]

Team Ireland athletes to receive Samsung Galaxy S7

Team Ireland athletes will receive a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge phone when the arrive into team HQ in Rio. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in collaboration with Worldwide TOP Partner Samsung, will deliver a limited edition Galaxy S7 edge to every athlete competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. For the first time ever, the […]

Team Ireland adds to athletics lineup for Rio 2016

13 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and Athletics Ireland are pleased to announce a further eight athletes, who will compete as part of the athletics squad and represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   The athletes announced today join a 17-strong athletics team that will compete […]

Team Ireland name men’s hockey squad for Rio 2016

  11 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and Hockey Ireland are delighted to announce the final men’s hockey squad to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   Team Ireland now officially have 74 athletes from 13 sports heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after the […]

Barnes delighted with New Balance Performance Kit

Paddy Barnes was delighted to get his New Balance Performance gear this afternoon and on twitter he said “Olympic kit- looking well – cant wait to wear it in #rio2016 #teamireland” Barnes, a double Olympic bronze medalist will be Team Ireland’s flag bearer at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 5 August.  

Get in the ring with Olympic Boxer Michael Conlan and Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland, the Official Energy Partner of Team Ireland for the Rio Olympics, has today released a unique 360 degree video featuring 2016 Irish Olympic boxer Michael Conlan, as part of its sponsorship campaign, #ThePowerWithin.   Ahead of the games, Michael Conlan, one of Ireland’s brightest medal hopes, took some time out from his strenuous […]

Team Ireland New Balance Kitting Out

The Team Ireland Olympic “kitting out” distribution process began on the Friday 24th June when Irish Cyclist Nicolas Roche was first through the doors. Huge thanks to Electric Ireland for refurbishing one of their premises to ensure a positive athlete experience at “kitting out” . Over the next three weeks athletes and performance support personnel will […]
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