Irish Squash among approved new members for LA 2028 at OFI AGM

Coinciding with the 100-days-to-go mark for Paris 2024, the Olympic Federation of Ireland today (17 April) held its Annual General Meeting, at which four new member federations were welcomed; Cricket Ireland, Irish Squash, Ireland Lacrosse, and American Football Ireland. These four sports were recently approved by the IOC as sports on the programme for the Summer Olympics in LA 2028. There are now 47 Member Federations affiliated to the OFI.

Welcoming the new sports members, OFI CEO Peter Sherrard said, “We are very happy to bring our total sports membership to 47 today ahead of the LA 2028 Cycle. Our new members will enhance the footprint and presence of Olympic Sports in Ireland. In our centenary year, this points to a strong and vibrant future for Team Ireland.”

Today marks 100 days to go until the Olympic Games in Paris 2024, with Team Ireland expected to field its largest team to date. These Games will have a special resonance with the Irish Olympic team, as this year marks the 100 year anniversary of Ireland first competing as a nation at the Olympic Games, an event that also took place in Paris.