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 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:19:58 +0000 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:19:58 +0000 Sport News IOC to drug test Sochi samples until 2022 The re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia to identify any cheats who had competed there will last another five years to 2022, the International Olympic Committee has said. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:57:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0221/854217-ioc-to-drug-test-sochi-samples-until-2022/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0221/854217-ioc-to-drug-test-sochi-samples-until-2022/ Budapest may end up withdrawing 2024 Olympic bid Budapest edged closer on Friday to a possible withdrawal of its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, dealing a potential further blow to global organisers' attempts to find a city to host the event following a number of pullouts. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:19:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0217/853481-budaoest-2014/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0217/853481-budaoest-2014/ Changing of the OCI guard as Keane sweeps in There was a changing of the Olympic Council of Ireland guard on Thursday night, with Sarah Keane and her supporters sweeping most of the top positions. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:48:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0210/851542-oci-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0210/851542-oci-reaction/ 'Humbled' Keane in landslide OCI presidency win Sarah Keane was elected as the Olympic Council of Ireland President in a landslide at Dublin's Conrad Hotel on Thursday night. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:04:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0209/851494-oci-president/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0209/851494-oci-president/ OCI Election - Q&A with all three candidates With the election for Olympic Council of Ireland President tonight in Dublin, RTÉ.ie posed three key questions to the candidates. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:49:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/851011-oci-q-and-a/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/851011-oci-q-and-a/ Tokyo 2020 official questioned over payment The official behind Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been questioned by investigators regarding possible corrupt payments. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:01:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/850999-tokyo-2020-o/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/850999-tokyo-2020-o/ Thomas Barr happy to leave coaches exasperated Snowboarding, festival-going and drift car racing - these are all things that Thomas Barr likes to do to relax. And they're also the things that leave his coaches and manager tearing their hair out. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:33:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0207/850877-thomas-barr-own-way/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0207/850877-thomas-barr-own-way/ Tokyo golf chief calls women's issue a 'nuisance' The course set to host golf for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, failed to reach a decision about ending a ban on women as full members on Tuesday, with the head of its board of directors calling the situation "a nuisance." Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:06:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0207/850753-tokyo-golf-chief/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0207/850753-tokyo-golf-chief/ Hickey to play no part in OCI presidential vote Pat Hickey has confirmed that he will play no part in the procedure to elect his successor as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:15:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0206/850649-hickey-will-not-be-present-at-oci-presidential/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0206/850649-hickey-will-not-be-present-at-oci-presidential/ Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from recycled phones The medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be forged from recycled metal from old mobile phones and appliances donated by the general public, the organisers have announced. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:39:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0201/849252-tokyo-2020-medals-to-be-made-from-recycled-phones/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0201/849252-tokyo-2020-medals-to-be-made-from-recycled-phones/ Willie O'Brien calls for continuity within OCI Olympic Council of Ireland presidential candidate Willie O'Brien believes his long-standing association with the organisation should not be perceived as a negative and accentuated the importance of continuity. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:35:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0128/848437-willie-obrien/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0128/848437-willie-obrien/ AIBA: 'Unwelcome axis of influence' in Rio "Unprofessional relationships" within AIBA created an atmosphere of collusion between senior management and judges that undermined the boxing body at last year's Olympics, the governing body said. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:46:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0127/848146-boxing-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0127/848146-boxing-olympics/ Russia could still face Winter Paralympics ban Russian athletes could still be banned from next year's Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, according to the president of the International Paralympic Committee. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:22:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0124/847408-russia-could-miss-winter-paralympics-says-ipc-bos/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0124/847408-russia-could-miss-winter-paralympics-says-ipc-bos/ UAE to host 2019 Special Olympics World Games Some 7,000 athletes and their families from 170 countries will participate in the Special Olympics World Games from March 14-21, 2019 in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:18:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0124/847323-some-7-000-athletes-and-their-families-from-170-co/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0124/847323-some-7-000-athletes-and-their-families-from-170-co/ Controversy over Tokyo Olympic golf venue A Japanese nonprofit group is calling for the golf tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be shifted from the Kasumigaseki Country Club which does not accept women as full members. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:28:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0124/847279-controversy-over-tokyo-olympic-golf-venue/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0124/847279-controversy-over-tokyo-olympic-golf-venue/ Three in the race to succeed Pat Hickey Sarah Keane, Willie O'Brien and Bernard O'Byrne are the three candidates in the running to replace Pat Hickey as Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) President, it has been confirmed. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:59:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0117/845645-oci-egm-nominations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0117/845645-oci-egm-nominations/ IOC strips China of three 2008 weightlifting golds Three of China's dominant weightlifting team from the Beijing Olympics have been caught doping by the International Olympic Committee's programme of re-testing samples from the 2008 and 2012 Games. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:13:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0108/843432-ioc-strips/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0108/843432-ioc-strips/ RTÉ sports coverage dominates most-watched list Sport on RTÉ dominated the most watched programmes on Irish television in 2016, with Euro 2006 and GAA Championship coverage drawing nine of the ten biggest audiences of the year. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:07:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0112/844499-rte-soccer-and-gaa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0112/844499-rte-soccer-and-gaa/ McIlroy unlikely to compete at 2020 Olympics Rory McIlroy says it's very unlikely that he will compete at the 2020 Olympics. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:02:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0110/844039-mcilroy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0110/844039-mcilroy/ Basketball boss O'Byrne wants top OCI job Basketball Ireland boss Bernard O'Byrne is to run for the role of President of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:22:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0110/843981-olympic-council-ireland-elections/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0110/843981-olympic-council-ireland-elections/