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, 29 Jun 2016 10:13:50 +0100 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:13:50 +0100 Sport News McIlroy: No embarrassment over Olympics exit Rory McIlroy believes the spate of withdrawals from this summer's Olympics is not embarrassing for golf because the Games do not represent the "pinnacle" of the sport. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:47:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/799025-mcilroy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/799025-mcilroy/ Jerry Kiernan: Olympics mean nothing to golfers Former Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan has said there's "no passion for the Olympic Games among golfers", and claimed the Zika virus is not a strong enough reason to miss this summer's Games. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:13:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798910-jerry-kiernan-olympics-mean-nothing-to-golfers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798910-jerry-kiernan-olympics-mean-nothing-to-golfers/ Hurdles champion Pearson to miss out on Rio Games Australia's Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson has pulled out of this summer's Games with a hamstring injury. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:19:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798932-sally-pearson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798932-sally-pearson/ Jordan Spieth 'uncertain' about Rio security Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth admits he is uncertain about his participation in this summer's Olympics. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:17:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798950-jordan-spieth-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798950-jordan-spieth-rio/ Shane Lowry out of Olympics over Zika concerns Ireland's Shane Lowry has withdrawn from the Rio Olympics due to concerns surrounding the Zika virus. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:26:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0628/798745-lowry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0628/798745-lowry/ Paul McGinley: Withdrawals poor reflection on golf Team leader Paul McGinley says he is disappointed by Shane Lowry's decision to join the list of golfers to withdraw from the Rio Olympics and admits it reflects poorly on the sport. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:07:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0628/798811-mcginley-withdrawals-poor-reflection-on-golfers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0628/798811-mcginley-withdrawals-poor-reflection-on-golfers/ Jason Day opts out of Rio over Zika worries World number one Jason Day is the latest high-profile golfer to pull out of this summer's Rio Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:13:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0628/798723-jason-day-out-of-olympics-over-zika-concerns/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0628/798723-jason-day-out-of-olympics-over-zika-concerns/ Kemar Bailey-Cole suffering from Zika virus Jamaican sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole has revealed he has contracted the Zika virus. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:41:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0625/798172-kemar-bailey-cole/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0625/798172-kemar-bailey-cole/ Gardiner just one victory away from Olympic spot Ireland's Dean Gardiner is just one win away from securing a place at the Olympic Games after victory in his semi-final in the qualifying tournament in Baku. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:16:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0624/797958-gardiner-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0624/797958-gardiner-olympics/ Rio doping lab suspended ahead of Olympics The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Rio's new laboratory just six weeks before the start of the Olympics, plunging plans to deter cheats this summer into crisis. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:17:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0624/798050-rio-doping-lab/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0624/798050-rio-doping-lab/ Michael O'Reilly qualifies for Rio 2016 Irish middleweight Michael O'Reilly has qualified for Rio 2016 after defeating Azerbaijan's Shinebayor Narmandakh in the quarter-finals of the World Olympic qualifiers in Baku. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:49:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0623/797663-michael-oreilly-qualifies-for-rio-2016/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0623/797663-michael-oreilly-qualifies-for-rio-2016/ McDowell confirms he won't take Olympic spot Ireland's prospects of winning a medal at the Olympic golf event have suffered a further blow after Graeme McDowell joined Rory McIlroy in withdrawing his name from consideration. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:04:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0623/797661-mcdowell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0623/797661-mcdowell/ Russia faces another Rio ban over dope tests Russia's weightlifters face being banned from the Rio Olympics, subject to confirmation by the International Olympic Committee, in another collective doping punishment to hit the country. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:52:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0623/797567-russia-faces-another-rio-ban-over-dope-tests/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0623/797567-russia-faces-another-rio-ban-over-dope-tests/ O'Neill 'unimpressed' by McIlroy's Olympic move Irish boxer Darren O'Neill believes Team Ireland is better off without Rory McIlroy at the forthcoming Olympics, but says it is a "kick in the teeth" for other Rio hopefuls. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:16:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0622/797425-oneill-unimpressed-by-mcilroys-olympic-decisio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0622/797425-oneill-unimpressed-by-mcilroys-olympic-decisio/ Russian and Kenyan athletes face independent tests The International Olympic Committee has said athletes from Russia and Kenya will only be able to compete at the Rio Olympics if they pass an "individual evaluation" to prove they have not been doping. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:08:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0621/797122-russia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0621/797122-russia/ Rio dream over for O'Neill but O'Reilly fights on Irish boxer Darren O'Neill's Olympic dream was shattered when he lost in the last 16 of the penultimate qualifier in Baku. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:51:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0620/796888-oreilly-oneill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0620/796888-oreilly-oneill/ IBF to strip pro boxers who compete at Olympics Professional boxers who compete at this year's Olympics will be stripped of their International Boxing Federation titles, the IBF has said in a statement. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:54:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0620/796967-ibf-to-strip-pro-boxers-who-compete-at-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0620/796967-ibf-to-strip-pro-boxers-who-compete-at-olympics/ Rio authorities declare 'state of public calamity' The Rio de Janeiro state government has declared a 'state of public calamity', saying emergency financial measures must be undertaken in order for the Olympic Games to go ahead as planned. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:48:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0618/796509-rio-calamity/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0618/796509-rio-calamity/ IAAF to maintain Russian doping bans World athletics' governing body has decided to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes following a meeting in Vienna. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:19:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0617/796367-russia-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0617/796367-russia-ban/ Four more Irish athletes confirmed for Rio Four more members of the Irish team for Rio 2016 have been confirmed, including the first female track cyclist to compete for Ireland at the Games. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:52:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0617/796341-four-more-irish-athletes-confirmed-for-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0617/796341-four-more-irish-athletes-confirmed-for-rio/