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 on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for Rio 2016

OCI Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 23 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland respects the decision taken by Graeme McDowell to make himself unavailable for consideration for the Irish Olympic Golf Team. It is important to re-emphasise that Graeme’s decision was taken for personal reasons […]

OCI Statement on Rio McIlroy’s Decision Concerning Rio 2016

There is an opportunity for another Irish golfer to take up the chance to become an Olympian and participate in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence.

IOC Support IAAF stance on Doping

The IOC has taken note of the decision of the IAAF Council and of the report and recommendations of the IAAF Taskforce.

Team Ireland Grows For Rio 2016 with Cycling and Modern Pentathlon

First ever track cyclist and modern pentathlon’s Natalya Coyle bring Team Ireland to 54 Athletes 17 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to announce jointly with Cycling Ireland and Pentathlon Ireland, that a further four athletes have been selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 […]

Olympic Council of Ireland announces aquatics and equestrian athletes for Rio 2016

16 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to announce jointly with Horse Sport Ireland and Swim Ireland, that a further 10 athletes have been selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   Today’s formal selections for equestrian cover the disciplines of dressage, eventing […]

Rio 2016 Unveil Medals

Rio 2016 and the Brazilian Mint have unveiled the medals that Team Ireland will be competing for in Brazil this August. 2,488 medals have been produced in total in accordance with strict sustainability guidelines. The gold, silver and bronze medals each weigh 500 grams and feature images of Nike, the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis […]

Team Ireland expands with men’s marathon and modern pentathlon

03 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to announce jointly with Athletics Ireland and Pentathlon Ireland, that a further four athletes have been formally selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Today’s formal selections include three men’s marathon runners: Mick Clohisey, Paul Pollock […]

Zika Guidelines Update

The Olympic Council of Ireland’s operational planning with National Federations is ongoing to ensure the best possible preparation and guidance for Team Ireland athletes and performance support staff. The updated guidance reaffirms the facts about Zika and focuses on mosquito bite prevention strategies which are key. The Olympic Council of Ireland has no higher priority than […]

OCI support for Hockey’s Rio Preparations

The Olympic Council of Ireland contribute €50,000 to Hockey Ireland’s Rio 2016 preparations     24 May 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: Pat Hickey President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) today announced that the OCI are contributing €50,000 towards Ireland Men’s Hockey’s final preparations for Rio 2016.     “The OCI are delighted that […]

Masterclass in Media Training

Masterclass in Media Training for athletes on the 1st of June. The content has been put together and will be delivered by The IIS Athlete Advisory Service, The Olympic Council of Ireland, Sport Ireland and PSG Communications. The full details are in the attached 1 page pdf Media Workshop 2016 Final
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