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Rhasidat Adeleke has been announced as the Team Ireland Flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony at the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku. Adeleke won two gold medals at the multi-sport games that take place every two years and are run by the European Olympic Committees. The other two medals coming home to Ireland […]

Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 – Team Ireland Overview

Team Ireland has two athletes competing in the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne. While the Games run from the 9 – 22 January, the Irish focus will be solely on the Alpine Skiing where Matt Ryan and Emma Austin will be competing. The Athletes: Matt Ryan Matt Ryan is a seventeen year old Alpine […]

Winter Youth Olympic Opening Ceremony Focuses on the Olympic Spirit

Team Ireland is represented by two Alpine athletes, Matt Ryan and Emma Austin at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland 2020. The Opening Ceremony took place on the 9 January, in the newly built ice hockey venue – The Lausanne Vaudoise Arena, in front of a packed house. The Opening Ceremony started with the […]

Matt Ryan Announced as Team Ireland Flagbearer

Opening Ceremony for Winter Youth Olympics Tonight at 7pm Local Time Alpine Skier Matt Ryan has been announced as the flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Youth Olympic Games which takes place this evening in Lausanne, the home of the Olympic movement. Ryan is one of two athletes competing for Team Ireland at […]

Traditional and youth sports create perfect gender balance at Dakar 2022

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved the sports and event programme for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022, which will see five sports join the initial 28 on the programme and full gender equality in terms of not only the number of athletes, but also the male and female representation in […]


Two Irish athletes will be setting the pace for a jam packed year of Olympic sport, when they compete for Team Ireland in the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland in January. The Lausanne 2020 Games run from the 9 – 22 January, and the Irish interest will be in Alpine Skiing where Matt […]

Dakar 2022 is first Youth Olympics organised in Africa

Dakar 2022 takes important steps towards the first Youth Olympic Games ever organised in Africa Dakar 2022 held discussions with representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission on its first visit to the Senegalese capital since the city was awarded the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games. Dakar, Senegal, was selected as host by […]

Winter Youth Olympics Covered by Olympic Channel

Olympic Channel to Present 300 Hours of Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 Coverage from 9 to 22 January 2020 With 100 days to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, the Olympic Channel today announced coverage plans for the third edition of the Winter YOG to be held from 9 to […]


As the home of the International Olympic Committee, the Swiss city of Lausanne may be known as the Olympic capital, but it has been over 70 years since Switzerland itself last hosted any Olympic competitions. The Alpine resort of St Moritz was the host city of the Olympic Winter Games in 1928 and 1948, but Swiss fans have […]


*Dublin Airport Terminal 1, Monday 29 July at 10am – Flight TK1975* The homecoming for the Team Ireland athletes who competed in the EYOF takes place in Terminal 1 of Dublin Airport on Monday morning, 29 July, at 10am. The team that arrives in on flight TK1975 includes double gold medallist Rhasidat Adeleke, who dominated […]


Team Ireland’s Molly Mayne doubled her medal tally today when she won a bronze medal in the Girl’s 100m Breaststroke at the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku. This was added to the bronze she won in the Girl’s 200m Breaststroke earlier this week. This brings the Irish medal tally to four with […]
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