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, 21 Dec 2015 16:08:18 +0000 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 16:08:18 +0000 Sport News Change more urgent than ever, says Olympic chief Corruption and doping scandals that have cast a shadow over the world of sport this year make the need for change more urgent than ever, Olympic head Thomas Bach has said. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:08:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/1230/756857-change-more-urgent-than-ever-says-olympic-chief/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/1230/756857-change-more-urgent-than-ever-says-olympic-chief/ Irish athletes get Rio times as standards revised Seven Irish athletes have achieved qualification times for the Rio Olympics in 2016 at the stroke of a pen after qualifying standards for several events were revised upwards. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 16:08:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/athletics/2015/1221/755497-irish-athletes-get-rio-times-as-standards-revised/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/athletics/2015/1221/755497-irish-athletes-get-rio-times-as-standards-revised/ Financial and preparation concerns over Rio 2016 Concerns over the finances and preparations for the Rio 2016 Games are set to dominate this week's meeting of the International Olympic Committee's executive board. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:49:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/1208/752004-financial-and-preparation-concerns-over-rio-2016/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/1208/752004-financial-and-preparation-concerns-over-rio-2016/ Drogheda boss targets Longford in survival bid Drogheda manager Mark Kinsella has pin-pointed next week's SSE Airtricity League clash with Longford Town as the game to save their season. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 11:17:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1017/735479-drogheda-boss-targets-longford-game-in-survival-bi/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1017/735479-drogheda-boss-targets-longford-game-in-survival-bi/ Surfing likely to be included in Tokyo Olympics Surfing looks set to be an Olympic event at the Tokyo 2020 Games after it was one of five extra sports put forward by organisers. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:21:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0928/730871-surfing-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0928/730871-surfing-olympics/ Los Angeles selected as Olympic candidate city Los Angeles has been selected as the US candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the United States Olympic Committee said. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:30:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0901/725036-los-angeles-selected-as-olympic-candidate-city/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0901/725036-los-angeles-selected-as-olympic-candidate-city/ Evans wins first round clash at badminton worlds Ireland's Scott Evans is through to the second round of the Badminton World Championships in Jakarata, Indonesia. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:14:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0810/720447-evans-wins-first-round-clash-at-badminton-worlds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0810/720447-evans-wins-first-round-clash-at-badminton-worlds/ VIDEO: Ireland team announced for Rio 2016 trials Annalise Murphy has spoken to RTÉ Sport about her Olympic ambitions as the Irish sailing team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games trials was announced in Dublin today. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:31:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/sailing/2015/0805/719379-annalise-murphy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/sailing/2015/0805/719379-annalise-murphy/ Japan scraps $2bn stadium after outrage over costs Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed that plans have been scrapped for a controversial $2bn national stadium, the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after sky-rocketing costs sparked public outrage. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:35:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0717/715429-rugby-world-cup-final-of-2019-thrown-into-disarray/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0717/715429-rugby-world-cup-final-of-2019-thrown-into-disarray/ RTÉ optimistic Olympics will remain free-to-air RTÉ Head of Sport Ryle Nugent is optimistic that the Olympic Games will remain on terrestrial television despite the recent purchase of exclusive pan-European rights by Eurosport. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:04:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0715/714850-ryle-nugent_rte/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0715/714850-ryle-nugent_rte/ Column: Mo Farah and his doorbell problem Former Team Ireland sprinter David Gillick looks at the hows and whys of Olympic champion Mo Farah's two missed drugs tests. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:27:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0624/710425-david-gillick/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0624/710425-david-gillick/ Eurosport claims pan-European Olympic rights Eurosport has claimed pan-European rights to the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024, although it has indicated that it will sub-license TV coverage to ensure some content is free-to-air. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:26:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0629/711365-olympic-tv-rights/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0629/711365-olympic-tv-rights/ Surfing hopes for Olympic place in Tokyo Surfing, buoyed by the International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 reforms, is targeting a spot at the Tokyo Olympics in five years time. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:01:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2015/0425/696673-surfing-hopes-for-olympic-place-in-tokyo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2015/0425/696673-surfing-hopes-for-olympic-place-in-tokyo/ VIDEO: Barnes and Conlan can seal Rio 2016 places Boxing has delivered seven of Ireland's eight medals in all sports at the past two Olympics and this weekend two of those medal holders Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan can book their place at Rio 2016. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:08:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0417/694774-barnes-wsb/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0417/694774-barnes-wsb/ Irish Sports Council reveals 2015 funding A number of Ireland's leading sport stars hoping to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic games have had their funding boosted moderately by the Irish Sports Council. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:42:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0211/679493-irish-sports-council-reveal-2015-funding/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0211/679493-irish-sports-council-reveal-2015-funding/ Paris bid for Olympics in 2024 moves a step closer The City Hall of Paris officially backed a likely bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after a vote by the City Council on Monday. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:07:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2015/0413/693757-paris/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2015/0413/693757-paris/ Boston bidding for 2024 Olympic Games Boston will bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the United States Olympic Committee has announced. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 11:07:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0109/671349-boston-bidding-for-2024-olympic-games/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0109/671349-boston-bidding-for-2024-olympic-games/ Taylor will not defend Irish title due to injury World and Olympic champion Katie Taylor will not be defending her Irish lightweight title after missing this morning's weigh-in at the 2015 National Elite Championships due to a wrist injury. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:39:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0109/671516-katie-taylor-will-not-defend-irish-title/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0109/671516-katie-taylor-will-not-defend-irish-title/