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Swim Ireland Announce National Squads for 2020-2021 Season

September 18, 2020
Swim Ireland today announce 38 swimmers who will form three cohorts of National Squads for the 2020-2021 season. The new season will see a change to the structure of Swim Ireland's National Squad programme as the Performance team plan for the commencement of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games cycle whilst keeping a firm eye on […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]

Irish Athletes Add Voice to Save Navid Afkari

September 11, 2020
Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission calls for halt to execution of Iranian Wrestler The Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission have added their voice to the call for clemency for Navid Afkari, the Iranian wrestler whose execution was scheduled for this week. Sporting bodies, athletes’ representative groups, athletes’ commissions, and athletes from around the […]

Team Ireland Medical Officers Named for Tokyo Olympics

September 10, 2020
Experienced Professionals to Support Team Ireland Following Robust Selection Process Following a robust selection process, the Olympic Federation of Ireland today named the team of Medical Officers (MO) who will support Team Ireland athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. Dr Alan Rankin was appointed as Deputy Chief Medical Officer and MO for […]

Unanimous Vote for 40% Gender balance

September 8, 2020
Motion for Minimum Gender Balance of 40% Passed Unanimously Olympic Federation of Ireland AGM The Olympic Federation of Ireland welcomed the unanimous decision to pass the motion for a minimum gender balance of 40% on its Executive Committee (its Board of Directors) at today’s AGM. The meeting was strongly supported, with Minister of State for […]

Disappointing Day One for Team Ireland at Triathlon World Champs

September 7, 2020
Ireland’s elite triathletes will set their sights on tomorrow’s (Sunday) Mixed Team Relay after a disappointing day for the team at the World Championships in Hamburg. Carolyn Hayes was the best of the five athletes competing across two events today (Saturday), finishing in 48th place in the women’s event. Maeve Gallagher finished 60th in the […]

European Under 23 Rowing Championships – Preview

September 3, 2020
European Under 23 Rowing Championships – Preview The European Rowing U23 Championships takes place in Duisburg, Germany on the 5th and 6th of September. A record number of 650 competitors have been entered from 32 nations with Ireland sending 20 athletes. Last year, there was a lot of success at Under 23 and Junior competitions from the […]

LA28 Reveals New Emblem

September 2, 2020
CREATIVITY, DIVERSITY AND LIMITLESS POSSIBILITY CELEBRATED AS LA28 REVEALS NEW EMBLEM Launching the official journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028, the Local Organising Committee unveiled its Games emblem with stories that celebrate sport, art and the city's unique community.   Recognising that no one illustration could express all that Los Angeles […]

Initial Findings Indicate an Appetite For Some Relaxation in Rule 50

August 17, 2020
INITIAL FINDINGS INDICATE AN APPETITE FOR SOME RELAXATION IN RULE 50 17 August 2020 A survey of Irish Olympic hopefuls and Olympians by the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) Athletes’ Commission indicates that there is an appetite amongst Team Ireland athletes for some relaxation in Rule 50, to allow for forms of considerate protest. The […]

Olympic interview with Ireland's Olympic Champion - Ronnie Delany

August 13, 2020
Today the IOC revisited one of the most special moment's in Irish sporting history, featuring an interview with the one and only Ronnie Delany, 1500m Olympic Gold Medallist in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. Ronnie describes what was widely recognised as one of the most exciting races in Olympic history, when he became the […]


July 27, 2020
Gender Portrayal – the Role it Plays in Influencing Public Perception OFI Gender Equality in Sport Online Series – Week Four The final webinar in the OFI Gender Equality in Sport Online Series focusses on Portrayal, specifically on how public perception can be influenced based on how sports and athletes are portrayed and promoted. This […]

One Year To Go – Team Ireland Ready for Tokyo 2020 Plus 1

July 23, 2020
One Year To Go – Team Ireland Ready for Tokyo 2020 Plus 1 Marking one year to go until the re-scheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo, Team Ireland Chef de Mission

Olympic Federation of Ireland Plans for the Future

July 23, 2020
Olympic Federation of Ireland plans for the future   The Board of the Olympic Federation of Ireland today (23 July) announced the appointment of Nancy Chillingworth as Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022 and the renewal of CEO, Peter Sherrard’s, contract to 2024. The Federation has also opened its recruitment process for the role of […]

Team Ireland Chef de Mission Appointment Process for Paris 2024 and Krakow 2023

July 23, 2020
2023 European Games, and 2024 Olympic Games Team Ireland Chef de Mission Appointment Process   Background   The Chef de Mission (CDM) is responsible for leading Team Ireland’s preparations and performance at the Summer Olympic and European Games. The role requires strong leadership qualities, a detailed understanding of the Irish high performance system, and the […]

REPORT AND WATCH - OFI Gender Equality in Sport - Focus on Governance

July 22, 2020
OFI Gender Equality in Sport online series – report on #3 focussed on Governance IF the governance of sport is to become more diverse and balanced then sporting bodies must examine their power structures, identify what imbalances and barriers exist to joining them, and consult and communicate with all of their members to achieve change. […]
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