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, 22 Mar 2017 20:14:53 +0000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:14:53 +0000 Sport News Financial aid for Irish Winter Olympic hopefuls Five Irish Winter Olympic hopefuls have been handed financial support worth over €100,000 to help in their bid to qualify for Pyeongchang 2018. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 11:44:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0406/865737-financial-aid-for-irish-winter-olympic-hopefuls/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0406/865737-financial-aid-for-irish-winter-olympic-hopefuls/ Ireland's floorball team edged out in Austria Ireland's floorball Team 2 were narrowly beaten out in their clash with Cote d'Ivoire at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria today. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:14:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0322/861840-irelands-floorball-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0322/861840-irelands-floorball-team/ Team Ireland open account at World Winter Games Team Ireland have secured their first medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:16:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0321/861550-team-ireland-open-account-at/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0321/861550-team-ireland-open-account-at/ Paris only interested in hosting 2024 Olympics Paris has told the International Olympic Committee "it's now or never" as it bids for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:46:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861502-2024-or-bust/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861502-2024-or-bust/ Rio 2016 Olympic triathlete Bryan Keane retires Rio Olympian Bryan Keane has retired from international triathlon competition. The 36-year-old represented Ireland at his first Games in Brazil last year, finishing 40th. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:43:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0314/859784-bryan-keane-retires/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0314/859784-bryan-keane-retires/ Kenya lose IOC financial support and now face ban The International Olympic Committee has frozen financial support to Kenya after the country's troubled Olympic committee refused to make changes to its constitution - a decision that could lead to a ban. Thu, 9 Mar 2017 19:20:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0309/858542-kenya-fine/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0309/858542-kenya-fine/ FBI join USADA in Alberto Salazar probe The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping the United States Anti-Doping Agency's long-running probe into Mo Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 18:26:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0308/858185-fbi-join-usada-into/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0308/858185-fbi-join-usada-into/ Fredericks steps aside from Olympics 2024 role International Olympic Committee member Frankie Fredericks has stepped down as head of the team evaluating bids to host the 2024 Olympics, as an IOC ethics commission investigates alleged payments to him before the awarding of the 2016 Games to Rio. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:19:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0307/857851-fredericks-steps-down-from-olympic-bid-evaluation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0307/857851-fredericks-steps-down-from-olympic-bid-evaluation/ IOC to drug test Sochi samples until 2022 The re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia to identify any cheats who had competed there will last another five years to 2022, the International Olympic Committee has said. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:57:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0221/854217-ioc-to-drug-test-sochi-samples-until-2022/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0221/854217-ioc-to-drug-test-sochi-samples-until-2022/ Budapest may end up withdrawing 2024 Olympic bid Budapest edged closer on Friday to a possible withdrawal of its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, dealing a potential further blow to global organisers' attempts to find a city to host the event following a number of pullouts. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:19:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0217/853481-budaoest-2014/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0217/853481-budaoest-2014/ Changing of the OCI guard as Keane sweeps in There was a changing of the Olympic Council of Ireland guard on Thursday night, with Sarah Keane and her supporters sweeping most of the top positions. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:48:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0210/851542-oci-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0210/851542-oci-reaction/ 'Humbled' Keane in landslide OCI presidency win Sarah Keane was elected as the Olympic Council of Ireland President in a landslide at Dublin's Conrad Hotel on Thursday night. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:04:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0209/851494-oci-president/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0209/851494-oci-president/ OCI Election - Q&A with all three candidates With the election for Olympic Council of Ireland President tonight in Dublin, RTÉ.ie posed three key questions to the candidates. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:49:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/851011-oci-q-and-a/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/851011-oci-q-and-a/ Tokyo 2020 official questioned over payment The official behind Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been questioned by investigators regarding possible corrupt payments. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:01:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/850999-tokyo-2020-o/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0208/850999-tokyo-2020-o/ Thomas Barr happy to leave coaches exasperated Snowboarding, festival-going and drift car racing - these are all things that Thomas Barr likes to do to relax. And they're also the things that leave his coaches and manager tearing their hair out. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:33:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0207/850877-thomas-barr-own-way/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0207/850877-thomas-barr-own-way/ Tokyo golf chief calls women's issue a 'nuisance' The course set to host golf for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, failed to reach a decision about ending a ban on women as full members on Tuesday, with the head of its board of directors calling the situation "a nuisance." Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:06:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0207/850753-tokyo-golf-chief/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0207/850753-tokyo-golf-chief/ Hickey to play no part in OCI presidential vote Pat Hickey has confirmed that he will play no part in the procedure to elect his successor as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:15:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0206/850649-hickey-will-not-be-present-at-oci-presidential/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0206/850649-hickey-will-not-be-present-at-oci-presidential/ Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from recycled phones The medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be forged from recycled metal from old mobile phones and appliances donated by the general public, the organisers have announced. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:39:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0201/849252-tokyo-2020-medals-to-be-made-from-recycled-phones/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0201/849252-tokyo-2020-medals-to-be-made-from-recycled-phones/ Willie O'Brien calls for continuity within OCI Olympic Council of Ireland presidential candidate Willie O'Brien believes his long-standing association with the organisation should not be perceived as a negative and accentuated the importance of continuity. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:35:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0128/848437-willie-obrien/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0128/848437-willie-obrien/ AIBA: 'Unwelcome axis of influence' in Rio "Unprofessional relationships" within AIBA created an atmosphere of collusion between senior management and judges that undermined the boxing body at last year's Olympics, the governing body said. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:12:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0127/848146-boxing-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0127/848146-boxing-olympics/