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 Sat, 28 May 2016 16:03:35 +0100 Sat, 28 May 2016 16:03:35 +0100 Sport News BMX Rio race heats up for Kelvin Ireland's Elite BMX rider Kelvin Batey is aiming to secure Olympic qualification this weekend at the UCI BMX World Championships in Medellin, Colombia. Sat, 28 May 2016 16:18:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2016/0528/791639-bmx-star-batey-aiming-to-book-rio-spot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2016/0528/791639-bmx-star-batey-aiming-to-book-rio-spot/ Mo Farah wins 10,000m in Oregon Mo Farah showed no sign of rust as he began his preparations to defend his two Olympic titles in Rio this summer by coming out on top in the Prefontaine Classic 10,000 metres in Oregon on Friday. Sat, 28 May 2016 16:03:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0528/791649-mo-farah/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0528/791649-mo-farah/ WADA to meet AIBA over boxing doping concerns The World Anti-Doping Agency will meet international amateur boxing's governing body, the AIBA, in the next few weeks to inspect whether it has implemented recommendations to its anti-doping programmes following allegations it conducted no out-of-competition tests in 2015. Sat, 28 May 2016 13:44:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0528/791626-boxing-doping/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0528/791626-boxing-doping/ Health experts call for Rio to lose Olympics This summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be moved or postponed because of the ongoing Zika virus, according to more than 150 global health experts. Fri, 27 May 2016 22:27:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0527/791539-health-experts-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0527/791539-health-experts-olympics/ 23 London Olympic athletes positive in retests Twenty-three athletes from five sports tested positive for banned drugs in re-checks of 265 samples from the London 2012 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said today. Fri, 27 May 2016 13:17:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0527/791416-london-olymps-athletes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0527/791416-london-olymps-athletes/ Ciara Mageean refuses to put cap on her ambitions Following her first injury-free winter in as long as she can remember, Ciara Mageean believes she is only starting to scratch the surface of her potential. Tue, 24 May 2016 12:55:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790602-ciara-mageean/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790602-ciara-mageean/ Athletics Ireland rejects marathon bias claim Athletics Ireland has denied that it used a runner's background as part of its selection policy. Tue, 24 May 2016 18:50:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790698-athletics-ireland-statement-sergiu-ciobanu/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790698-athletics-ireland-statement-sergiu-ciobanu/ Puspure qualifies for Rio after Swiss second place Rower Sanita Puspure has become the latest addition to Ireland's Olympic team after a superb performance in the final qualifying regatta in Switzerland. Tue, 24 May 2016 15:33:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0524/790656-puspure-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0524/790656-puspure-rio/ Zika concerns for McIlroy ahead of Rio games Rory McIlroy has become the latest, and most high-profile, golfer to express reservations about competing in the Rio Olympics this year due to the ongoing threat of the Zika virus. Tue, 24 May 2016 13:35:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0524/790509-zika-mcilroy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0524/790509-zika-mcilroy/ Tough draw for Irish men in Rio Sevens qualifier The scale of the task facing Ireland's men's sevens side as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games was brought into sharp focus after they were handed a difficult pool draw for the World Olympic Repechage. Tue, 24 May 2016 15:57:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0524/790583-irish-sevens-qualifier/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0524/790583-irish-sevens-qualifier/ Dominant display puts Taylor one win away from Rio Katie Taylor moved a step closer to a berth at this summer's Olympic Games with a comprehensive victory at the World Championships this afternoon. Mon, 23 May 2016 16:26:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0523/790370-dominant-display-puts-taylor-one-win-away-from-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0523/790370-dominant-display-puts-taylor-one-win-away-from-rio/ Puspure paces way into Olympic qualification final Sanita Puspure booked her place in the women's single sculls final at the Olympic qualification regatta in Switzerland with a composed semi-final display. Mon, 23 May 2016 16:15:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0523/790380-puspure-paces-way-into-olympic-qualification-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0523/790380-puspure-paces-way-into-olympic-qualification-final/ Taylor safely jumps first hurdle in Astana Olympic lightweight champion Katie Taylor is now just two wins away from the Rio Games after she beat Sweden's Agnes Alexiusson at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Astana. Sat, 21 May 2016 16:20:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0521/789997-taylor-safely-jumps-first-hurdle-in-astana/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0521/789997-taylor-safely-jumps-first-hurdle-in-astana/ Influential Russian doctor to meet with WADA The former head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory will be interviewed in Los Angeles on Friday as the inquiry into claims of systemic cheating at the 2014 Winter Olympics gathers pace. Fri, 20 May 2016 14:59:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789821-doping_russia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789821-doping_russia/ Ireland name first officially selected Olympians Reigning world boxing champion Michael Conlan is among the first group of athletes officially selected to represent Ireland at the Rio Olympic Games. Fri, 20 May 2016 14:35:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789810-ireland-name-first-officially-selected/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789810-ireland-name-first-officially-selected/ Lynch wins Olympic place at Laser Championships Finn Lynch became the youngest ever Irish sailing helmsman to qualify for the Olympic Games last night. Thu, 19 May 2016 09:04:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0519/789448-finn-lynch-makes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0519/789448-finn-lynch-makes/ Taylor poised for shot at World glory and Rio spot Katie Taylor will learn her World Championships last-32 opponent tomorrow as she gets ready to pursue a sixth world title in a row and all-important qualification for the Rio Olympic Games. Wed, 18 May 2016 12:47:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0518/789240-taylor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0518/789240-taylor/ Loughborough return for Jessica Ennis-Hill Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will begin the build-up to Rio 2016 by competing in Loughborough on Sunday. Tue, 17 May 2016 16:01:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0517/789048-loughborough-return-for-jessica-ennis-hill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0517/789048-loughborough-return-for-jessica-ennis-hill/ Retrospective drug tests catch up with Olympians The International Olympic Committee has retested 454 anti-doping samples taken from athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with 31 competitors from six different sports and 12 countries failing tests. Tue, 17 May 2016 14:39:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0517/789026-retrospective-test/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0517/789026-retrospective-test/ Kevin Kilty on the task of organising Team Ireland Organising the logistics for Ireland's largest ever Olympic team is no small task, with as many as 80 athletes and 50 support staff due to travel to Rio. Tue, 17 May 2016 08:54:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0517/788929-kevin-kilty/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0517/788929-kevin-kilty/