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 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:31:55 +0100 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:31:55 +0100 Sport News Wiggins backs Froome to add gold to Tour triumph Bradley Wiggins has backed Chris Froome to emulate his 2012 Tour de France and Olympic time trial double success but felt his former Sky team mate's task is more difficult as next month's Games are in Rio de Janeiro. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:01:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/804889-wiggins-backs-froome-to-add-gold-to-tour-triumph/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/804889-wiggins-backs-froome-to-add-gold-to-tour-triumph/ Australians hail 'fantastic' Village progress The head of Australia's Olympic delegation in Rio de Janeiro said on Monday that organisers had made "fantastic" progress in addressing concerns over unfinished housing at the official village and her team expected to move into its accommodation on Wednesday. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:31:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804839-australians-hail-fantastic-village-progress/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804839-australians-hail-fantastic-village-progress/ Seven Russian swimmers out of Rio Olympics Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:19:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804751-seven-russian-swimmers-out-of-rio-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804751-seven-russian-swimmers-out-of-rio-olympics/ Doping whistleblower Stepanova appeals Rio ban Russian 800m runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has asked the International Olympic Committee to review its decision to ban her from competing at the Rio Games. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:43:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804808-doping-whistleblower-stepanova-appeals-rio-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804808-doping-whistleblower-stepanova-appeals-rio-ban/ Russia to avoid total ban from Rio 2016 The International Olympic Committee has decided against imposing a blanket ban on Russian competitors at Rio 2016, despite evidence of a systematic state-sponsored doping programme. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:15:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804479-russia-set-to-dicover-olympics-fate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804479-russia-set-to-dicover-olympics-fate/ US doping chief: IOC have left a 'confusing mess' The International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games has been strongly criticised by United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:14:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804501-us-doping-chief-says-ioc-have/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804501-us-doping-chief-says-ioc-have/ Australians refuse to move into Olympic Village Doubts about Rio de Janeiro's readiness to host the Olympics continue to mount as it was revealed that the athletes' village designed to house competitors remains unsuitable for use. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:18:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804481-report-rio-olympic-village/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804481-report-rio-olympic-village/ Mageean: I want to prove to world how good I am Ciara Mageean has opened up on her gruelling journey to the big stage, and revealed the intense determination it has instilled in her to earn glory in Rio. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:18:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804382-ciara-mageean/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804382-ciara-mageean/ Froome has one eye on Rio with Tour all but won With a third Tour de France title virtually secured on Saturday, Britain's Chris Froome quickly set his sights towards more glory on the French roads via Rio de Janeiro. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:37:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804386-froome-has-one-eye-on-rio-with-tour-all-but-won/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804386-froome-has-one-eye-on-rio-with-tour-all-but-won/