BBC Sport - Team Ireland Olympic preparations well underway - Stephen Martin
Olympic preparations underway - Martin
- From the section Olympics
Stephen Martin, Chief Executive of the Olympic Council of Ireland, explains that preparations for Team Ireland's participation in the 2016 Rio Olympics are already well underway, including a number of recces to Brazil and the identification of a training base.
Martin adds that the appointment of victorious European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley as team leader in golf in the sport's first year back in the Olympics as "very special".
"We're also delighted to have Rory McIlroy declare for Ireland," added the former Great Britain Olympic hockey player.