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 Fri, 9 Jan 2015 11:07:20 +0000 Fri, 9 Jan 2015 11:07:20 +0000 Sport News 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, 11 Feb 2015 20:19:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2015/0211/679493-irish-sports-council-reveal-2015-funding/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2015/0211/679493-irish-sports-council-reveal-2015-funding/ 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. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 23:53:23 +0000 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/ Funding announced for Olympic hopefuls The Olympic Council of Ireland has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for Rio 2016. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:31:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0930/648949-funding-announced-for-olympic-hopefuls/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0930/648949-funding-announced-for-olympic-hopefuls/ Oslo out of running for 2022 Winter games Oslo has become the latest city to officially withdraw from the race to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:44:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/1002/649486-oslo-pulls-out-winter-games/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/1002/649486-oslo-pulls-out-winter-games/ Rio 2016 organisers insist they are on track Rio 2016 Olympic organisers have labelled criticism of their preparations by a senior IOC figure "as ill-informed and wrong" and said they are now on course to meet their targets. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:16:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0728/633572-rio-2016-organisers-insist-they-are-on-track/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0728/633572-rio-2016-organisers-insist-they-are-on-track/ IOC has 'no plan B' for 2016 Olympics A senior IOC figure insists there is no alternative to staging the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite chronic delays causing a "critical" situation in the host city. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:33:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0430/613953-ioc-have-no-play-b-for-2016-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0430/613953-ioc-have-no-play-b-for-2016-olympics/ Olympic preparations branded 'the worst' IOC vice president John Coates has called Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Rio Games "the worst" in his experience and critically behind schedule. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:12:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0429/613167-olympic-preparations-branded-the-worst/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0429/613167-olympic-preparations-branded-the-worst/ Swimmer Phelps to come out of retirement Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:09:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0414/608859-phelps/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0414/608859-phelps/ Hickey gets major new role with IOC Pat Hickey has been appointed to the newly-created position as head of the IOC's Olympic Autonomy Commission. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:53:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0404/606778-hickey/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0404/606778-hickey/