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, 24 Jun 2016 15:16:57 +0100 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:16:57 +0100 Sport News 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/ Coe faces tough questions about fresh corruption The International Association of Athletics Federations will today announce if Russia will be allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics, but the governing body's president Seb Coe could have other questions to answer following fresh corruption allegations. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:33:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0617/796264-coe-questions/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0617/796264-coe-questions/ Swim Ireland confirms team of four for Olympics Swim Ireland have confirmed a team of four to compete at this summer's Rio Olympics. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:07:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0616/796106-swim-ireland-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0616/796106-swim-ireland-team/ Four Kazakh Olympic champions fail doping tests Four Olympic weightlifting champions from Kazakhstan are among ten lifters to have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at the London 2012 Olympics after their samples were re-analysed. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:31:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0615/795914-weightlifting-tests/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0615/795914-weightlifting-tests/ Preview: O'Neill faces daunting final shot at Rio Darren O'Neill could faces five fights in Baku as he battles to secure his place at a second Olympic Games. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:10:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0615/795901-boxing-qualifiers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0615/795901-boxing-qualifiers/ Coyle officially added to Irish Olympic team Natalya Coyle is the latest official member of Team Ireland after she was formally put forward to compete at her second Olympic Games. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:24:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0615/795895-coyle-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0615/795895-coyle-olympics/ Reynolds nominated for Rio dressage Kildare rider Judy Reynolds has been nominated to represent Ireland in dressage at the Rio Olympics, Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) has confirmed. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:53:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0610/794581-dressage-nomination/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0610/794581-dressage-nomination/ IABA name squad for Baku Olympic qualifiers The Irish Athletic Boxing Association have confirmed Dean Walsh, Michael O'Reilly, Darren O'Neill and Dean Gardiner will travel to the penultimate Rio 2016 qualifiers in Baku, Azerbaijan. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:22:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0610/794490-iaba-name-squad-for-baku-olympic-qualifiers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0610/794490-iaba-name-squad-for-baku-olympic-qualifiers/