Celebrating Trinity's Olympians and Paralympians

The 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games will mark one hundred years since Ireland first took part in the modern Games. Since then, 911 Irish athletes have taken to the world stage, among them many Trinity students, alumni and staff.

This year, Trinity is celebrating its long Olympic and Paralympic history through the stories and voices of the people who were there: athletes, coaches, team doctors, volunteers and more. Many represented Ireland, others flew the flags of different countries around the world. All made an impact. You can share your Olympic stories through this form.

Maybe you coached an Olympian, volunteered at the Games or conducted research on sport and nutrition that was used in training plans? Whatever the connection, we want to hear from you!

To celebrate, Trinity hosted an Olympic and Paralympic Exhibition at the Exam Hall from the 18th – 19th April, along with an Olympic themed sports day for students and an Olympic themed light projection across Trinity front façade at College Green. Items on display at the exhibition included the 2012 London Olympic and 2020 Tokyo Paralympic torches as well as medals, racing bibs and profiles of over sixty athletes, doctors and supporters who participated in the Games. Irish silver medallist Annalise Murphy (sailing, Rio 2016), Aifric Keogh (rowing, Tokyo 2020) and David Wilkins (sailing, 1980) were among those featured.

If you have ideas on how we can further celebrate Trinity's profound connection to the Olympics – whether through talks, research initiatives, or special events – we encourage you to reach out to us at sport@tcd.ie! Let's come together to honor our past, celebrate our present, and inspire our future through the spirit of sport.