Team Ireland’s Dare to Believe ‘Road to Paris’ is launched

Schools nationwide are invited to join the Irish Olympic team on an interactive journey to the Olympic Games in Paris.

This year all eyes will be on Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games, an extra special event for Team Ireland, who celebrate 100 years of Olympic competition this summer. The Olympic Federation of Ireland, together with PTSB, invites schools around Ireland to join the team on their ‘Road to Paris’ through the Dare to Believe programme.

Rolling out from 15 April to 10 May, the Dare to Believe ‘Road to Paris’ is a free 4-week challenge which encourages schools to get more active, whilst learning fun and engaging facts about the Olympics, French culture, and Team Ireland.

How it works?
Over the four weeks schools log their activities which in turn convert to distances on a map that brings them around Ireland and across the sea to Paris. The journey includes five stops where videos and classroom challenges are unlocked, revealing messages and insights from some of Ireland’s top athletes like Olympic Champion boxer Kellie Harrington, Olympic medallist in rowing Aifric Keogh, and World Champion gymnast Rhys McClenaghan.

Registration is now open, and the first 2000 teachers to register will receive an exclusive and unique Team Ireland Olympic Challenge map, by illustrator Fatti Burke. Simply head to to register your school, assemble your team, and join us on a memorable trip to the Paris Olympics with Team Ireland.