Friday, October 21, 2016
Olympic Medal Presentation for Rob Heffernan on Thurs 3rd November
On Wednesday the 3rd November 2016 (7pm), Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his London 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Concert Hall, City Hall, Cork.
This follows on from the disqualification of a Russian athlete who was originally awarded Gold. See this previous post for more details... http://corkrunning.blogspot.ie/2016/03/rob-heffernan-to-be-awarded-olympic.html
The event will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill and the medal will be presented by Acting President of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O’Brien.
Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill: “ As Lord Mayor of Cork, I am honoured on behalf of the people of Cork to facilitate the Presentation of an Olympic Bronze Medal by the Olympic Council of Ireland to one of our own Rob Heffernan, a proud Corkonian and a model and inspiration to the youth of today. It is only right and fitting that we recognise the tenacious efforts by Rob in representing his country on an international stage. We all take pride in his achieving this most coveted Olympic Bronze Medal and I look forward to welcoming you to City Hall on the 3rd November.”
Rob Heffernan: “This is always what I dreamt about, being presented with an Olympic Medal. It would of course have been wonderful to have received it in London but now to receive it on Irish soil in my home City of Cork, with my own family, friends, supporters on the 100 year anniversary of 1916, is a fitting and very special way for Irish people to celebrate Irish Olympic Sporting success”.
It will be a ticket only event and you can apply for tickets by forwarding your name, full address and contact telephone number to the following portal: firstname.lastname@example.org . The first 400 applications will receive a ticket admitting two to the Presentation Ceremony.