The Olympic Council of Ireland has a new name and from now on will be known as the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI).

The move is seen as the latest step as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the island of Ireland moves away from the controversies of the old OCI, particularly at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

A new crest has also been designed, based on the iconic crest worn by the 1956 Melbourne Olympic team, which included 1,500m gold medal winner Ronnie Delany. Delany’s run remains one of the country’s greatest sporting achievements.

The new crest will be worn by the Team Ireland athletes for the first time at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires next month.
 
"This is a good juncture for us to launch our new identity," explains CEO Peter Sherrard,

"We are just under two years out from Tokyo 2020 and we are currently planning a range of initiatives with partners and sponsors to help support the athletes of Team Ireland in the build-up."