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EOC marks one year countdown to European Games 2023

June 21, 2022
The EOC has marked one year to go until the start of the 3rd edition of the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023, which will be held in Poland from 21 June to 2 July 2023. With one year to go, the EOC has released the provisional event schedule, which can be found here. The Games will feature […]

Tom O'Riordan RIP

June 21, 2022
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is saddened to learn of the passing of Olympian Tom O'Riordan, who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games for Ireland in the 5000m. Tommo, as he was known to athletes, was not only a hugely successful athlete, he was one of Ireland's most respected sports journalists for many years, […]

World Cup II - Friday Update

June 17, 2022
Rowing Ireland had eight crews racing in the heats at World Cup II in Poznan. Five of the crews qualified directly to the A/B Semi-Final, the two PR2 crews go straight to the A finals from their test races and one crew will compete in the Repechage on Saturday morning. The first Irish crew at […]

Hockey Ireland announce the 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup Squad

June 17, 2022
Five Uncapped Players Set To Make Debut in a Fresh Faced Side  The Ireland Women Hockey coach, Sean Dancer has named his panel for July’s World Cup campaign which gets under way on July 2nd at Amsterdam’s Wagener Stadium. It is a fresh-faced side with five uncapped players set to make their official debuts in […]

Ronnie Delany Inducted to NCAA Hall of Fame

June 11, 2022
Marking the recent 100th staging of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) track and field championships, Ronnie Delany was one of 30 past winners to be inducted to the inaugural Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame. The Irish Olympic Champion's name stands strong alongside global stars such as Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Jim Ryun, Henry Rono, […]

Role Models - Eimear Lambe, Olympic Bronze Medallist

June 10, 2022
Dare to Believe ambassador and Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medallist Eimear Lambe understands the importance of having role models. The Dublin rower who became an Olympic medallist in Tokyo when she finished third in the final of the Women's Four with teammates Aifric Keogh, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty, explains how there is no one way […]

Dickson and Waddilove win World Cup silver

June 8, 2022
Dickson and Waddilove win silver at sailing World Cup in the Netherlands 49er team Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove have won the medal race and secured a silver medal at the 2022 Hempel World Cup Allianz Regatta in the Netherlands today. The World Cup saw ten Olympic classes compete in Almere in the southern part […]

Paris Scholarship Recipients in Profile

June 8, 2022
Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics)Rhasidat (who doesn’t turn 20 until August 2022) is from Tallaght and is already blazing a trail for Irish sprinting. In 2018, aged just15, she became the European Youth (U18) 200m champion in Hungary. In 2019 she won double sprint gold at the European Youth Olympics in Baku. In July 2021 she became […]

Team Ireland Paris Scholarship Recipients Announced

June 8, 2022
350,000 USD to be distributed across thirteen sports The Olympic Federation of Ireland today revealed the recipients of the Paris Scholarships, as preparations are already underway for the Summer Olympic Games in Paris 2024. A total pot of $350,000 will be distributed to Olympic hopefuls with the Women’s Hockey team awarded the team grant of […]

Kellie Harrington - Raised for Greatness

June 2, 2022
A national treasure whose story of bruising glory has inspired women and girls everywhere, Kellie Harrington is at a career high since taking home Olympic gold - but it’s been a long journey to here, and it’s not over yet for the Dublin-born boxer. There’s very little left to be written about Kellie Harrington. Since […]

Flame of Peace lit for EYOF Banska Bystrica

May 30, 2022
A major milestone in the preparation for the 16th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) Banská Bystrica 2022 was reached today as the Flame of Peace was lit in Rome at the Ara Pacis Augustae, a monument built by Emperor Augustus to celebrate peace throughout the Roman empire. With just over 50 days to go until […]

Athletes' Commission Statement Regarding Northern Ireland athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games

May 28, 2022
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) Athletes’ Commission is disappointed to learn of the decision by Federation International de Gymnastique (FIG), whereby Northern Irish athletes, including Olympian Rhys McClenaghan, have been informed of their ineligibility to represent Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games later this year and calls for review and reversal of this decision. […]

Raised For Greatness: Olympian Nhat Nguyen On His Journey From Vietnam To Team Ireland

May 12, 2022
From a Vietnamese village to becoming an Olympian and one of Badminton’s brightest stars, Nhat Nguyen knows all about perseverance. We chat to him about family, humility and the power of sport as he sets his eyes on Paris 2024. “I didn’t have socks,” says Nhat Nguyen, looking off into the middle distance of memory. […]

Allianz Insurance teams up with Sport Ireland Campus for Kids Camp at the Home of Irish Sport

May 12, 2022
Sport Ireland Campus announce new partnership with Allianz Insurance and Team Ireland for their Kids Camp Allianz are an official partner of the OFI, global partner of the International Olympic Committee and are focused on bringing the Olympic Games to life for Irish sports fans of all ages Thousands of children will benefit from the […]

First Dakar 2026 initiatives underway

May 11, 2022
The first Dakar 2026 initiatives were launched through the  Olympic Values Education Programme  (OVEP), with 60 future OVEP implementers taking part in a training course to help them develop their own educational programmes around the Olympic values. Since the start of spring, Senegal has been celebrating sport and its values with activities organised in the lead-up to […]
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