Ireland At The Olympics
Ireland at the Olympics
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A team representing
has competed at the
Summer Olympic Games
, and at the
Winter Olympic Games
. The team now represents the
Republic of Ireland
Olympic Council of Ireland
(OCI) was formed in 1922 during the
prior to the formal establishment of the
Irish Free State
. The OCI affiliated to the
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) in time for the Paris games.
Prior to 1922, Ireland was part of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
. Irish competitors at earlier Games are counted as British in Olympic statistics. At early Olympics,
athletes won numerous medals for the
, notably the "
Prior to the
1906 Intercalated Games
National Olympic Committees
(NOCs) were generally non-existent and athletes could enter the Olympics individually.
John Pius Boland
, who came first in two tennis events in 1896, is now listed as "IRL/GBR".
, who won
the "all-around" competition
1904 Olympics in St Louis
is listed as "Great Britain". Kiely had refused offers by both the English
Amateur Athletic Association
(AAA) and the
New York Athletic Club
to pay his fare to compete for them, and had instead raised funds...
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