The Federation of Irish Sport, the representative body for the majority of Ireland’s national Olympic sporting organisations, is calling for transparency from the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) today (Thursday, 27th October 2016) ahead of its Executive Board Meeting this evening.
Due to commence at 18:00, it is understood that on the agenda at this evening’s meeting will be the review of Deloitte’s independent report into the governance of the OCI.
The Federation of Irish Sport, on behalf of its members, is demanding that the OCI make the report available in full to its 36 member federations immediately after the meeting has concluded and that the report also be published in full.
Chief Executive of the Federation of Irish Sport, James Galvin said:
“The OCI has been in crisis since the Rio Olympics and has severely damaged its relationship with Irish sport. This report will provide the first insight into what went wrong with its governance and how it can begin to be repaired.”
He continued “We believe that without open, honest and timely communication from the OCI, rehabilitating the organisation cannot happen. This first step needs to be transparency with its stakeholders about the Deloitte report.”