Irish Sailing publishes external review of Tokyo Olympics
Irish Sailing today published its internal review of the Tokyo Olympics. In his introduction, Irish Sailing President David O’Brien said “I am very pleased to share the independent external review of the Tokyo Olympics with you, Irish Sailing members and the wider sailing community.
The Board of Irish Sailing, in conjunction with the Olympic Steering Group, commissioned this report to understand the weaknesses, strengths and lessons learned from the Tokyo Olympic cycle and to use these findings to improve the High Performance Programme into Paris 2024 and LA 2028. I would like to thank Gary Keegan and Uppercut, who undertook the review, as well as all those who engaged openly and fully with the process.
Many of the conclusions and recommendations are underway or in place already and the engagement with all stakeholders has given us real insights and learnings as we look towards Paris and a clear vision for the way forward”.
The 17 page report has been endorsed by Paul McDermott, Director of National Governing Bodies and High Performance at Sport Ireland who commented “Irish Sailing have a strong track record of success and good governance. We welcome the findings of their independent report and will be working closely with their performance team to ensure they can progress further in the 2024 and 2028 cycles”.
The findings now go back to the Performance Pathway. “I one hundred percent endorse the report as it gives us a clear path forward” said James O’Callaghan, Irish Sailing Performance Director. “The challenges are clear but there is great optimism from all stakeholders about the potential of the programme given the athlete profile and experience of the coaching and leadership team”.
The full report is available here LINK HERE