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Olympic Sports include Athletics (Track & Field), Swimming, Winter Sports, X-Games, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Fitness and Strength. Variations on these Sports such as Sea Swimming (Liffey Swim), and Hill Running are also covered here. For other Olympic Sports such as Golf and Soccer please see the Sections dedicated to these sports in thetwo Navigation Bars.

Track & Field

Track & Field

Athletics has a long and distinguished presence in Ireland, with numerous Summer Olympics Medal winners. It is also known as Track & Field. Other disciplines include Mountain Running

National Track & Field League:

Athletics Ireland National Track & Field League Premier Men 2007-2009

Athletics Ireland National Track & Field League Final Premier Men 2014-2018

Athletics Ireland National Track & Field League Premier Women Final 2007-2009

Athletics Ireland National Track & Field League Premier Women Final 2014-2017

Athletics Ireland National Combined Events (Years): 2020

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[3] Athletics Ireland (2020) Mountain_Running [Internet] Available from: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events/Mountain_Running.jpg [Accessed 15 October 2020]

Mountain Running

Irish Mountain Running Association

Irish Mountain Running Association

IMRA Irish Championship (Years): 2020

Picture Credit: [3] Athletics Ireland (2020) Mountain_Running [Internet] Available from: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events/Mountain_Running.jpg [Accessed 15 October 2020]

Swim Ireland

Olympic Games; Irish Open Swimming Championships.

The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of an Athletes career and Irish Swimmers have been winning Medals at the Olympic Games since 1924. The Irish Open Swimming Championships are one of the highlights of the Irish Swimming Calendar.

Swim Ireland Swimming Past Olympians

Swim Ireland Swimming Past Olympians 1924-Present

Irish Open Swimming Championships:

IOSC Men 400m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2017

IOSC Women 400m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2017

IOSC Men 800m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2017

IOSC Women 800m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2016

IOSC Women 400 LC M Medley Relay 2015-2017

IOSC Men 400 LC M Medley Relay 2015-2017

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Open Sea Swimming

Leinster Open Sea.

The Dublin City Liffey Swim was first raced in 1920 and was the first of its kind in the World.

Leinster Open Sea:

Leinster Open Sea Dublin City Liffey Swim Men’s Winners 1920-Present

Leinster Open Sea Dublin City Liffey Swim Women’s Winners 1979-Present

Leinster Open Sea Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race Men’s Winners 1931-Present

Leinster Open Sea Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race Women’s Winners 1967-Present

Picture Credit: [3] Leinster Open Sea (2020) cropped-369_0330 [Internet] Available from: http://www.leinsteropensea.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/cropped-369_0330.jpg [Accessed 23 November 2020]

Skiing

Ski Club of Ireland

There is a small amount of Winter Sports in Ireland. Apart from the Ice Hockey & Inline Hockey Leagues and Curling there is also an artificial Ski Slope at Kilternan in Dublin, and Irish Teams have entered Ice Skating and Bobsleigh competitions abroad.

Ski Club of Ireland

SCI Giant Slalom League Race (Seasons): 2015-16

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Surfing

European Surfing Championships, Irish Surfing Association

European Surfing Championships

Ireland Hosted the first European Surfing Championships in 1972.

European Surfing Championships (Seasons): Lahinch, Ireland 1972

European Surfing Championships Juniors (Seasons): Lahinch, Ireland 1972

Irish Surfing Roll of Honour:

Irish Surfing Association Intercounties Champions 1968-Present

Irish Surfing Association Men’s Champions 1967-Present

Irish Surfing Association Women’s Champions 1981-Present

ISA Intercounty Championships (Seasons): 1968

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics Ireland

Gymastics Ireland is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport in Ireland. It is a member of the Federation of International Gymnastics.

GI Womens Artistic Natonal Series Team Results (Years): 2019

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Fitness

Cross-Fit Games

Fitness is the sport where contestants engage in a series of timed exercises, performance and tasks.

The Cross-Fit Games are the World Championships of the sport, sponsored by Reebok.

Cross-Fit Games Women (Years): 2020

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The Irish Strength Association runs Strongman and Strongwoman competitions in Ireland, as well as sending representatives to the Ultimate Strength World Championships and other Strength Competitions Worldwide.

Ultimate Strength

Irish Strength Association

World Ultimate Strength Tour

Ultimate Strength Uzbekistan Event (Years): 2017

Picture Credit: [3] Irish Strength Association (2017) 23828876_10213984711348883_1980036981_o-624×416 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20190928083056im_/http://irishstrongman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/23828876_10213984711348883_1980036981_o-624×416.jpg [Accessed 15 October 2020]

Orienteering Ireland

Leinster League; Munster League; South East League; Dublin by Night League; Kingdom League (Kerry); Greenway Series

Orienteering Ireland organises Leagues in Leinster, Munster, the South East, Dublin and Kerry.

Orienteering combines running with the discipline of Map Reading, whereby teams of players must find pre-set stations around a course, usually in an Outdoors Area, and return home in the quickest time. Penalties occur when a station is not reached in the correct order.

Dublin by Night Long (Level 1) (Seasons): 2018

Greenway Series (Seasons): 2020

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Mountaineering

There are two main types of Competitive Mountaineering in Ireland: Hill Running and Bouldering.

Bouldering

Irish Bouldering League

The Irish Bouldering League is under Mountaineering Ireland and is run over 5 Competitions each year, with 30 problems to be solved in each competition. Points are scored from 10 Points to 1 depending on which attempt a climber solves a problem (10 Pts for 1st Attempt, 7 Pts for 2nd Attempt etc) [See Articles for References]

Irish Bouldering League

IBL Senior Female (Seasons): 2020-21

Irish Mountain Running Association

IMRA Championship (Seasons): 2020

Images

PIcture Credit: [3] Athletics Ireland (2020) Mountain_Running [Internet] Available from: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events/Mountain_Running.jpg [Accessed 15 October 2020]

Caving

Speleological Union of Ireland

Speleological Union of Ireland Logo [Reference: 1]

The Speleological Union of Ireland governs Caving in Ireland, which its’ website says is diverse and welcoming. There are 10 active Caving Clubs in Ireland, including 5 Student Clubs. There are caves in almost every part of Ireland with some as long as the 16km passage in Pollnagollum, Co. Clare, with the largest concentration in Co. Clare (Munster) and Co. Fermanagh and Co. Cavan (Ulster). There are new caves discovered all the time and caves yet to be discovered.

Speleological Union of Ireland

Caving Clubs List 2020

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Dance and Cheer Sport

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Cheer Sport

International Cheer Union

International Cheer Union

World Cheerleading Championship

ICU WCC All Girl Elite (Editions): 2015

ICU WCC Coed Elite (Editions): 2015

American Football Ireland Cheerleaders

Cork Admirals Irish American Football Team Cheerleaders 2010

Irish-Born US College Football Cheerleaders

Conal Fagan Irish-Born College American Football Cheerleader 2018-2020

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Body Building

Body Building

Body Building Contests

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