The Ireland team at the opening ceremony in Sochi

Winter Olympics get under way in Sochi

07 Feb The Winter Olympics in Sochi have officially gotten under way with a lavish opening ceremony designed as a depiction of the history of Russia as seen through the dreams of a young girl.

Kevin Kilty

Kilty to manage Irish team in Rio

05 Dec The Olympic Council of Ireland has appointed Kevin Kilty as Chef de Mission of the Irish Olympic team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Thomas Bach beat off five rivals in the vote to become IOC President

Bach elected IOC President

10 Sep Thomas Bach has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee to succeed outgoing President Jacques Rogge.

Wrestling given Olympic hope

Wrestling given Olympic hope

29 May The International Olympic Committee's executive board has agreed that wrestling, squash and baseball/softball will be on a shortlist of sports to be considered for inclusion in the sports programme for the 2020 Olympic Games.