The inaugural ANOC World Beach Games are being life streamed by the Olympic Channel.
Team Ireland are represented by two athletes in the wakeboarding - three time European Champion David O'Caoimh, and 2018 European Championship 5th place finisher Nicole Carroll.
Both athletes began their career in Shercock, Co. Cavan, and are currently based in Dublin.
The Wakeboarding competition takes place on Sunday 13 October, and Monday 14 October in Doha, Qatar.
The Olympic Channel has provided live streaming of the competition - watch below. If you are having difficulty viewing this feed, head on over to the Olympic Channel.
The Olympic Channel regularly release short films documenting the journey of athletes in their quest for glory. Check out this series called 'Words of Olympians' where personal profiles of famous Olympians are brought to life through animation and mixed media!
Find the link to the individual episodes HERE or watch the series below.
What a year it was for Team Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. A team of 16 athletes and a support team from the OFI and Sport Ireland Institute, under the lead of Chef de Mission, Martin Burke, travelled to Buenos Aires for the third official Youth Olympic Games.
Across the team athletes performed out of their skins to achieve lifetime bests and performances to be proud of - with a medal tally of three, thanks to Niamh Coyne's silver in the 50m Breaststroke in swimming, Dearbhla Rooney's bronze in featherweight boxing, and Sean McCarthy Crean's bronze in the Kumite +68kg category in karate.
Watch the highlight reel below of some of their inspiring performances. The future is bright!
The Youth Olympic Games was the first outing for Team Ireland's new logo after the September re-brand. We used the opportunity to trial the joint approach to competition with the Sport Ireland Institute that will be used for the European Games in June 2019 and for Tokyo 2020.
A new name and logo have been unveiled for the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the island of Ireland with a name change from The Olympic Council of Ireland to Olympic Federation of Ireland. A modernised Olympic crest will also be sported by the Team Ireland athletes for the first time at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires next month.
The new identity for Olympic Federation of Ireland falls at the halfway mark between the Summer Games. “This is a good juncture for us to launch our new identity,” explains CEO Peter Sherrard, “We are just under two years out from Tokyo 2020 and we are currently planning a range of initiatives with partners and sponsors to help support the athletes of Team Ireland in the build-up.”
The new logo was designed by the creative agency, Atomic Sport, with the aim of developing an identity within the IOC guidelines, that would be worn with pride, and in keeping with the rich history of this iconic brand.
One of the guiding principles behind the logo design was also the need to modernise the Olympic crest to make it suitable and effective on an increasing number of digital platforms.
Another consideration was the importance of creating something that had a connection to the history of the Irish Olympic movement. The inspiration for the crest shape stemmed from the Irish Olympic team kit worn around the time of Ronnie Delany’s gold medal in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, one of the country’s greatest ever Olympic moments.
The importance of a strong logo for athletes were reflected in the design. Director of Atomic Sport, Patrick Murphy points out, “we also wanted to ensure that we created a logo that would sit proudly on the athletes’ team kit as a badge of honour to acknowledge their achievements and efforts.”
The Team Ireland athletes at the Youth Olympic Games will be the first to sport the new logo. The Youth Olympic Games take place in the Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the 6 – 18 October 2018.
The usernames and handles of our social media accounts have been updated to reflect the new identity
Instagram: @ team_ireland_olympic
Website: www.olympics.ie (no change)
The 1st ANOC World Beach Games 2019 will take place from 10-15 October 2019, immediately after the ANOC General Assembly in San Diego.
On 24 May, the sports programme was officially confirmed for the first time.
The sports programme comprises 17 disciplines in 15 sports:
- Triathlon – Aquathlon
- Basketball – 3X3
- Cycling – BMX
- Sports Climbing – Bouldering
- Handball – Beach Handball
- Karate – Individual Kata
- Sailing – KiteFoil Racing
- Skateboarding – Park
- Football – Beach soccer
- Surfing – Shortboard & Longboard
- Swimming – Open Water 5km
- Tennis – Beach Tennis
- Beach Volleyball – 4x4
- Waterskiing – Waterski Jump & Wakeboard
- Wrestling – Beach Wrestling
To find out more about the Games please visit their official site:
BUENOS AIRES 2018 HAS A SLOGAN! THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE BUENOS AIRES 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES ANNOUNCED IT TODAY: “FEEL THE FUTURE”.
The slogan, together with its manifesto, highlights the hope that the 3,998 athletes competing in the first Games with strict gender equality will become examples of passion, coexistence and unity in diversity, as well as a source of inspiration to create a better world through sport.
“The young athletes competing at Buenos Aires 2018 will be ambassadors of the Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence. It will be a source of inspiration for youth around the world”, said Gerardo Werthein, President of the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee.
“Their efforts and their example will also show what the Olympic Movement is all about,” he added.
Gender equality at Buenos Aires 2018 will also be demonstrated in the dozens of mixed competitions that will take place during the Games. What’s more, the 1,999 female athletes and the 1,999 male athletes will compete in various events that combine competitors from different countries on the same team in a show of multiculturalism.
The same concepts run throughout the hundreds of cultural activities that will be carried out in the four Olympic parks.
The slogan’s manifesto for Buenos Aires 2018 is the following:
Feel the future.
The energy of youth to create a better world.
With sport as its channel.
Friendship, respect, and excellence as the common language.
The South celebrates diversity.
Gender equality and equal opportunities.
Bridges instead of barriers.
Passion that inspires.
The transformative power of youth.
Buenos Aires 2018.
FEEL THE FUTURE.
Seamus O Connor and Bubba Newby Team Ireland checking out the slopes in PyeongChang