Ireland at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Ireland at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Ireland.svg
IOC code IRL
NOC Olympic Council of Ireland
Website www.olympicsport.ie
in Sochi
Competitors 5 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Conor Lyne (opening)[1][2]
Seamus O'Connor (closing)[3]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Great Britain (1896–1920)

Ireland competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. Five competitors in four sports made up the Ireland team. All five members of the team are members of the Irish diaspora, who were born or live and train elsewhere.[4]

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Ireland had two athletes in qualification position.[5]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Conor Lyne[6] Men's giant slalom DNF
Men's slalom 1:03.58 74 1:09.71 40 2:13.29 42
Florence Bell[7] Women's giant slalom DNF
Women's slalom 1:07.84 55 DNF

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Ireland had one athlete in qualification position.

Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Jan Rossiter Men's 15 km classical 48:44.6 +10:14.9 82

Skeleton[edit]

Ireland has qualified one athlete for the men's single event. Sean Greenwood originally competed for Canada but switched to compete for Ireland to pay homage to his heritage.[8]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sean Greenwood Men's 57.99 21 1:05.11 27 58.22 =23 Did not advance 3:01.32 27

Snowboarding[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Ireland had one athlete qualified in two events.[5]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Seamus O'Connor[9] Men's halfpipe 66.25 71.50 71.50 8 QS 54.00 43.00 54.00 9 Did not advance
Men's slopestyle 33.50 40.00 40.00 13 QS 60.75 70.25 70.25 9 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conor Lyne named as flag bearer for Ireland in Sochi". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). February 23, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Clerkin, Malachy (22 January 2014). "Diaspora Olympians come into the cold for Ireland at Sochi". Irish Times. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.1.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lyne heads five-strong Ireland team". Belfast Telegraph. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  7. ^ O’Brien, Brendan (30 January 2014). "Sister's support still strong as Florence flies the flag in Sochi". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Ip, Stephanie (23 January 2014). "Vancouver-born skeleton pilot representing Ireland at Sochi has bare-bones support". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Strasser, Franz (31 January 2014). "Teen US-born snowboarder to represent Ireland in Sochi". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

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