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 Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:30:19 +0100 Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:30:19 +0100 Sport News 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: Sailing Team Ireland announced for Rio 2016 Annalise Murphy has spoken to RTÉ Sport about her Olympic ambitions as the Irish sailing team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was announced in Dublin today. Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:29:36 +0100 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/ Paul McGinley to lead Irish golf at 2016 Olympics Paul McGinley is set to lead Ireland's golf team at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:50:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2014/1211/666132-paul-mcginley-to-lead-irish-golf-in-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2014/1211/666132-paul-mcginley-to-lead-irish-golf-in-rio/ Paul McGinley: Irish golfers can win medals in Rio Ireland are in with a good chance of securing both men's and women's medals in golf at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, according to team leader Paul McGinley. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:59:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2014/1211/666272-paul-mcginley-irish-golfers-can-win-medals-in-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2014/1211/666272-paul-mcginley-irish-golfers-can-win-medals-in-rio/ Pound: Squash could become Olympic sport Former International Olympic Committee vice president Dick Pound is confident the IOC will drop regulations limiting the number of sports on the Games programme and says squash should be brought into the Olympic fold. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:51:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/1202/664007-pound-squash-could-become-olympic-sport/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/1202/664007-pound-squash-could-become-olympic-sport/ New rules could see more sports added to Olympics IOC officials have dropped the cap on 28 sports at the Olympics, voting instead to introduce a 10,500 athlete or 310 event limit - opening up the possibility for new sports to be added. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:12:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/1208/665351-ioc-seeks-to-simplify-olympics-bidding-process/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/1208/665351-ioc-seeks-to-simplify-olympics-bidding-process/ IOC seek cheaper, easier bidding for Olympics Olympic hosts will be permitted to put on some events in a different country under recommendations announced by the International Olympic Committee. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:43:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/1118/660419-ioc-seek-cheaper-easier-bidding-for-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/1118/660419-ioc-seek-cheaper-easier-bidding-for-olympics/ Sonny Bill in talks to play at Rio 2016 World Cup-winning centre Sonny Bill Williams is in discussions about playing for New Zealand at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said on Sunday. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:08:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1012/651754-sonny-bill-in-talks-to-play-at-rio-2016/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2014/1012/651754-sonny-bill-in-talks-to-play-at-rio-2016/