FBD backs new-look Olympic Federation of Ireland

The Olympic Federation of Ireland has agreed a partnership with FBD Insurance in what marks the body’s first sponsorship deal since its rebrand.

FBD has signed on to support Team Ireland through to, and including, the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The OFI was born last month, replacing the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) following the high-profile ticketing scandal which involved former president Pat Hickey.

FBD’s backing will encompass all of the OFI’s activity, both in Ireland and internationally. OFI chief executive, Peter Sherrard, said: “FBD Insurance’s support will allow us to work more closely with the athletes, their coaches and member federations to lay the platform for them to excel on the world stage.

“The sponsorship is also a very welcome recognition of the unique ability of Ireland’s potential, existing and future Olympians to engage and inspire the Irish people.”