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, 27 Apr 2016 15:27:25 +0100 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:27:25 +0100 Sport News Barnes: Carrying the flag as big as winning medal Paddy Barnes says carrying the Irish flag at the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony is as big to him as winning a medal. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:07:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0427/784580-paddy-barnes_ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0427/784580-paddy-barnes_ireland/ Men's hockey team learn Olympic schedule Ireland's hockey team now know when they will be playing the strongest teams in the world following the release of the Rio Olympic Games fixture list. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:27:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2016/0427/784636-ireland-olympic-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2016/0427/784636-ireland-olympic-draw/ Just Married - Lowry happy to avoid white wedding The Masters didn't go exactly as planned for Shane Lowry, but he had the perfect fill-up in the days after the major - getting married to fiancé Wendy. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0426/784430-shane-lowry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0426/784430-shane-lowry/ Snooker chief hopeful of big break at Olympics Snooker chief Jason Ferguson believes the sport is in prime position to capitalise on its rapidly expanding professional itinerary by launching a renewed bid for inclusion in the 2024 Olympic Games. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:17:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/0426/784361-snooker-chief-hopeful-of-big-break-at-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/0426/784361-snooker-chief-hopeful-of-big-break-at-olympics/ Olympic golf tournament hit by another withdrawal South Africa's former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has become the latest high-profile player to rule himself out of the Rio Olympics, following the lead of Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:11:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0426/784328-olympic-golf-tournament-hit-by-antoher-withdrawal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0426/784328-olympic-golf-tournament-hit-by-antoher-withdrawal/ School is first priority, then the Olympic Games Eighteen-year-old Ellis O'Reilly is currently trying to combine the final few weeks of her schooling and preparation for the Rio Olympics. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:28:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0423/783776-schools-is-first-priority-then-the-olympic-games/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0423/783776-schools-is-first-priority-then-the-olympic-games/ Annalise Murphy secures Olympic spot Annalise Murphy has confirmed her place at the Olympic Games in Rio in August after winning the Irish nomination trials for the Laser Radial class. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:56:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/sailing/2016/0421/783441-annalise-murphy-secures-olympic-spot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/sailing/2016/0421/783441-annalise-murphy-secures-olympic-spot/ Russia's Olympic place to be decided in June Russia's participation in the Rio Olympics' athletics programme is likely to be decided on 17 June after the International Association of Athletics Federations announced its next Council meeting for that date, in Vienna. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:03:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0421/783371-russias-participation-in-the-rio-olympics-athlet/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0421/783371-russias-participation-in-the-rio-olympics-athlet/ Olympic torch lit as countdown begins The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began with the lighting of the torch at the site of the ancient Games and organisers hoping to shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:02:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0421/783342-olympic-torch-lit-as-countdown-begins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0421/783342-olympic-torch-lit-as-countdown-begins/ Oosthuizen latest golfer to opt out of Olympics Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has joined Adam Scott in opting out of the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:23:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0421/783349-louis-oosthuizen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0421/783349-louis-oosthuizen/ Allen keen to mirror Mullins' National success Having watched his good friend David Mullins score an incredible Grand National win at Aintree a few weeks ago, Bertram Allen is more determined than ever to win gold for Ireland in the Rio Olympic showjumping arena. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:10:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/equestrian/2016/0420/783082-allen-keen-to-mirror-national-success-of-mullins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/equestrian/2016/0420/783082-allen-keen-to-mirror-national-success-of-mullins/ Scott rules himself out of Rio Olympics Former Masters champion Adam Scott has ruled himself out of this summer's Olympics in Rio, when golf returns to the Games for the first time since 1904. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:26:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0420/783024-scott-rules-himself-out-of-rio-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0420/783024-scott-rules-himself-out-of-rio-olympics/ Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe - the Modern Gentleman In 2012 Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe was very much an accidental Olympian - this time he will travel to Rio with gold on his mind. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:44:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0419/782892-arthur-lanigan-okeeffe-the-modern-gentleman/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0419/782892-arthur-lanigan-okeeffe-the-modern-gentleman/ Ellen Keane named in Ireland squad for Portugal World championship bronze medallist and double Paralympian Ellen Keane has been named in a strong Ireland team for the upcoming Paralympic (IPC) Swimming European Open Championships, which will take place in Funchal from 1-7 May. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:27:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0419/782879-ellen-keane-named-in-ireland-squad-for-portugal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0419/782879-ellen-keane-named-in-ireland-squad-for-portugal/ Kieran Behan seals silver in Rio test event Kieran Behan's dream weekend in Rio has been capped off by claiming a silver medal in the floor exercise at the Aquece Rio test event at the HSBC Barra Olympic Arena. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:09:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0418/782678-kieran-behan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0418/782678-kieran-behan/ Ellis O'Reilly creates history with Olympic place Ellis O'Reilly created history in the early hours of the morning when she became the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:57:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0418/782534-ellis-oreilly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0418/782534-ellis-oreilly/ Gymnast Behan achieves Olympic qualification Irish gymnast Kieran Behan has secured a place at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games following his performance at the Rio test event last night in the HSBC Barra Olympic Arena. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:26:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0417/782393-kieran-behan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0417/782393-kieran-behan/ O'Sullivan believes Rio will be 'cleaner' Olympics Sonia O'Sullivan believes that the Rio Olympics will be the cleanest Games in decades as more rigorous and more advanced drugs testing practices are put in place. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:14:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0413/781530-osullivan-believes-rio-will-cleaner-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0413/781530-osullivan-believes-rio-will-cleaner-olympics/ McGinley believes Olympic course will suit Irish Paul McGinley believes that the Olympic golf course is very similar to Kiawah Island - the venue for Rory McIlroy's 2012 US PGA triumph, giving cause for medal hopes ahead of the Rio Games in August. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:41:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0328/777948-mcginley-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0328/777948-mcginley-olympics/ Joe Ward on qualification, gold medals and family Joe Ward says the pain of missing out on the London 2012 Olympic Games lived with him for nearly four years, but now that he has qualification for Rio 2016 in the bag he is concentrating on winning gold. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:33:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/boxing/2016/0325/777497-joe-ward/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/boxing/2016/0325/777497-joe-ward/