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Nick Sweeney

Nick Sweeney Director and filmmaker

Director and filmmaker
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Intro Director and filmmaker
Occupations Film director
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
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Nick Sweeney (born 26 March 1968 in Dublin) is a retired Irish discus thrower, who represented his native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting 1992 (Barcelona, Spain). He is the current Irish national record holder in the discus (67.89 m), and won a total number of ten Irish national discus titles (1987, 1991–1997, 1999 & 2000). He finished 6th at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart.


Sweeney went to school in Wesley College, Dublin where he was introduced to athletics and discus throwing through the then P.E. coach Dan Kennedy. Sweeney showed promise early on and eventually became the Irish schools record holder at senior level. After finishing his school studies he took a year out before traveling to the United States, to Harvard College where he completed a four-year degree.

As an athlete, Sweeney was affiliated to DSD AC, Dublin and Belgrave Harriers, Wimbledon (in England).

He presently lives and works in New York City, USA.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ireland
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 63.76 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 13th 60.36 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 36th 57.37 m

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