Olympic Council of Ireland Sports Director Martin Burke has been appointed by the OCI Executive to be Team Ireland Chef de Mission for the World Youth Games in Nanjing 2014.
He was Chef de Mission for the first ever World Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore 2010 and Chef de Mission at the EYOF Utrecht 2013 and involved in eight European Youth Olympics overall. He was an instrumental part of the Team Ireland HQ management team in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Olympic Council CEO Stephen Martin said :” Martin has a great understanding and background in dealing with Olympic Youth athletes and teams. His appointment will be very much welcomed within our Olympic Sports”
Martin Burke commented: ”I was delighted to have the opportunity of leading and managing Team Ireland to the first ever World Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010 and it’s a great honour to have been appointed for Nanjing 2014.”