RTÉ Sport olympics http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport olympics http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:33:25 +0100 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:33:25 +0100 Sport News Rio 2016 organisers insist they are on track Rio 2016 Olympic organisers have labelled criticism of their preparations by a senior IOC figure "as ill-informed and wrong" and said they are now on course to meet their targets. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:16:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0728/633572-rio-2016-organisers-insist-they-are-on-track/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0728/633572-rio-2016-organisers-insist-they-are-on-track/ IOC has 'no plan B' for 2016 Olympics A senior IOC figure insists there is no alternative to staging the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite chronic delays causing a "critical" situation in the host city. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:33:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0430/613953-ioc-have-no-play-b-for-2016-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0430/613953-ioc-have-no-play-b-for-2016-olympics/ Olympic preparations branded 'the worst' IOC vice president John Coates has called Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Rio Games "the worst" in his experience and critically behind schedule. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:12:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0429/613167-olympic-preparations-branded-the-worst/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0429/613167-olympic-preparations-branded-the-worst/ Swimmer Phelps to come out of retirement Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:09:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0414/608859-phelps/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0414/608859-phelps/ Hickey gets major new role with IOC Pat Hickey has been appointed to the newly-created position as head of the IOC's Olympic Autonomy Commission. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:53:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0404/606778-hickey/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0404/606778-hickey/ Winter Olympics get under way in Sochi 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. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 20:16:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0207/502961-winter-olympics-get-under-way-in-sochi/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0207/502961-winter-olympics-get-under-way-in-sochi/ Kilty to manage Irish team in Rio The Olympic Council of Ireland has appointed Kevin Kilty as Chef de Mission of the Irish Olympic team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Thu, 5 Dec 2013 21:00:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/1205/491054-kilty-to-manage-irish-team-in-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/1205/491054-kilty-to-manage-irish-team-in-rio/ IOC: New and innovative testing a priority IOC president Thomas Bach says the need for new and innovative thinking around testing should become a priority to strengthen the fight against doping in sport. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:11:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/1113/486349-ioc-new-and-innovative-testing-a-priority/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/1113/486349-ioc-new-and-innovative-testing-a-priority/ Independent Scotland could have own Olympic team Scotland will have their own Olympic team by Rio 2016 if the people vote for independence next year, according to the country's sports minister, Shona Robison. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:19:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0918/474975-scotland-may-have-own-olympic-team-in-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0918/474975-scotland-may-have-own-olympic-team-in-rio/ Bach elected IOC President Thomas Bach has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee to succeed outgoing President Jacques Rogge. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:22:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0910/473402-bach-elected-ioc-president/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0910/473402-bach-elected-ioc-president/ Wrestling wins spot in 2020 and 2024 Olympics Wrestling has been reinstated as an Olympic sport for the 2020 and 2024 Games after being dropped from the programme earlier this year. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:01:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0908/473006-wrestling-wins-back-spot-for-tokyo-2020-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0908/473006-wrestling-wins-back-spot-for-tokyo-2020-olympics/ Tokyo to host 2020 Summer Olympic Games Tokyo will host the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 after seeing off rivals Madrid and Istanbul in dramatic circumstances to win the vote. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 09:25:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0907/472907-tokyo-to-host-2020-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2013/0907/472907-tokyo-to-host-2020-olympics/