Saturday December 14, 2019

Moving away from the memory of Rio

Ahead of the Winter Games, Olympic Council of Ireland chief Sarah Keane reveals how she’ll bring the organisation out from under the shadow of Rio

4th February, 2018
Sarah Keane, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Picture: Fergal Phillips

Take a minute to consider the Olympic Council of Ireland. What’s the first thing that comes into your head? Is it Pat Hickey being arrested over the ticketing debacle at a Rio de Janeiro hotel? As one of the most embarrassing episodes in recent Irish sporting history, it’s hard to forget.

It’s an odd episode for success to be judged against and yet, that’s what Sarah Keane’s job as new president...

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