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 Thu, 1 Mar 2018 14:40:20 +0000 Thu, 1 Mar 2018 14:40:20 +0000 Sport News Italy want to host 2026 Winter Games in Milan & Turin The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has put forward a proposal to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics jointly in Milan and Turin. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:18:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0329/950995-italy-want-to-host-2026-winter-games-in-milan-turin/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0329/950995-italy-want-to-host-2026-winter-games-in-milan-turin/ Irish Winter Olympians back home in familiar conditions Ireland's Winter Olympic athletes returned home from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang this afternoon. Thu, 1 Mar 2018 14:40:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0228/944257-irish-winter-olympians-back-home-in-familiar-conditions/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0228/944257-irish-winter-olympians-back-home-in-familiar-conditions/ Russia reinstated by International Olympic Committee Russia's Olympic suspension has been lifted with immediate effect by the International Olympic Committee despite two failed tests at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:49:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0228/944209-russia-reinstated-by-international-olympic-committee/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0228/944209-russia-reinstated-by-international-olympic-committee/ Canadian skier arrested for stealing a car Canadian skier David Duncan was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, officials and Canadian media said on Saturday. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:36:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943244-canadian-skier-arrested-for-stealing-a-car/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943244-canadian-skier-arrested-for-stealing-a-car/ Bubba Newby to carry Irish flag at closing ceremony The Olympic Council of Ireland is have confirmed that halfpipe skier Brendan 'Bubba' Newby will be Ireland's flag bearer during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang on Sunday. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:33:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943187-bubba-newby-to-carry-irish-flag-at-closing-ceremony/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943187-bubba-newby-to-carry-irish-flag-at-closing-ceremony/ Canadian Olympian charged with stealing car Canadian skier David Duncan was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, Canadian media reported. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:27:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943235-canadian-olympian-charged-with-stealing-car/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943235-canadian-olympian-charged-with-stealing-car/ Home favourite Lee wins Olympic mass start gold South Korean crowd favourite Lee Seung-hoon stormed to Olympic gold in the men's mass start race at the Gangneung Oval with a perfectly timed breakaway on the final lap. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:17:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943232-home-favourite-lee-wins-olympic-mass-start-gold/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943232-home-favourite-lee-wins-olympic-mass-start-gold/ Westgard forced to miss 50k event in Pyeongchang Ireland's Thomas Westgard has been forced to withdraw from the Men's 50k Cross Country Ski event at the Winter Olympics due to illness. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:53:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943184-westgard-forced-to-miss-50k-event-in-pyeongchang/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943184-westgard-forced-to-miss-50k-event-in-pyeongchang/ Russian bobsledder admits to anti-doping violation Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has admitted an anti-doping violation and has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:57:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943205-russian-bobsledder-admits-to-anti-doping-violation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0224/943205-russian-bobsledder-admits-to-anti-doping-violation/ Germany claim shock ice hockey victory over Canada Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3, beating the Canadian men on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:07:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0223/943038-germany-claim-shock-ice-hockey-victory-over-canada/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0223/943038-germany-claim-shock-ice-hockey-victory-over-canada/ Russian bobsledder tests positive for banned drug Nadezhda Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned heart drug, the Russian Bobsleigh Federation has announced. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:15:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0223/942954-russian-bobsledder-tests-positive-for-banned-drug/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0223/942954-russian-bobsledder-tests-positive-for-banned-drug/ Teenage skater gives Olympic Athletes from Russia gold Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:26:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0223/942890-teenage-skater-gives-olympic-athletes-from-russia-gold/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0223/942890-teenage-skater-gives-olympic-athletes-from-russia-gold/ Lindsey Vonn fails to finish final Olympic race Lindsey Vonn failed to finish the women's alpine combined, which is the last race of her Olympic career. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:58:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0222/942623-lindsey-vonn-fails-to-finish-final-olympic-race/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0222/942623-lindsey-vonn-fails-to-finish-final-olympic-race/ Russian curler stripped of medal Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of the mixed doubles curling bronze medal won at the Winter Olympics after admitting to using meldonium, the Court of Arbitration for Sport's anti-doping division has announced. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:31:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0222/942619-russian-curler-stripped-of-medal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0222/942619-russian-curler-stripped-of-medal/ 'Unbelievable dude' - Newby delight with Olympic effort Ireland's Brendan 'Bubba' Newby was delighted with his performance despite missing out on qualification in the Men's Halfpipe qualification event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:49:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942037-unbelievable-dude-newby-delight-with-olympic-effort/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942037-unbelievable-dude-newby-delight-with-olympic-effort/ Fresh Olympic heartache for world champion Christie Scot Elise Christie crashed and burned in spectacular fashion in Pyeongchang  after a first-bend crash and what was effectively a double disqualification, but she insisted her Olympic dream is far from over. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:59:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942116-fresh-olympic-heartache-for-world-champion-christie/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942116-fresh-olympic-heartache-for-world-champion-christie/ Heaven is a halfpipe for trick-free Swaney Elizabeth Swaney finished 24th and last in qualification for the women's ski halfpipe final on Monday, but the 33-year-old will leave Pyeongchang having achieved exactly what she wanted - to compete at an Olympic Games. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:30:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942075-heaven-is-a-halfpipe-for-trick-free-swaney/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942075-heaven-is-a-halfpipe-for-trick-free-swaney/ Bubba Newby fails to make halfpipe final after fall Ireland's Brendan 'Bubba' Newby has finished 22nd in his Men's Halfpipe qualification event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:01:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942009-bubba-newby-fails-to-make-halfpipe-final-after-fall/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942009-bubba-newby-fails-to-make-halfpipe-final-after-fall/ Canada at the Sharpe end of ski halfpipe gold Cassie Sharpe dominated her rivals with the two best runs of the final as the 25-year-old Canadian soared to Olympic gold in the women's ski halfpipe. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:42:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942024-canada-at-the-sharpe-end-of-ski-halfpipe-gold/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942024-canada-at-the-sharpe-end-of-ski-halfpipe-gold/ Slovenia ice hockey player fails doping test Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for the remainder of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:46:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942026-slovenia-ice-hockey-player-fails-doping-test/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0220/942026-slovenia-ice-hockey-player-fails-doping-test/