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, 28 Jul 2016 12:24:39 +0100 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:24:39 +0100 Sport News Gary Keegan to leave Institute of Sport role Sport Ireland has announced that Irish Institute of Sport director Gary Keegan will leave his post with the organisation in September to take up a new business venture. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:44:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0728/805518-gary-keegan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0728/805518-gary-keegan/ Taylor is peaking at the right time, says Donovan Five-time Irish amateur champion Eric Donovan believes Katie Taylor will peak at next month's Rio Olympics where she defends the lightweight title she won at London 2012. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:24:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0728/805419-taylor-is-in-the-form-of-her-life-says-dovovan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0728/805419-taylor-is-in-the-form-of-her-life-says-dovovan/ Putin slams IAAF for excluding Russian athletes Vladimir Putin has angrily accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of "blatant discrimination" for banning almost the entire Russian Olympic track and field team. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:36:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0727/805255-putin-slams-iaaf-for-excluding-russian-athletes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0727/805255-putin-slams-iaaf-for-excluding-russian-athletes/ 22 Russian rowers banned for Rio World Rowing has taken the hardest stance with Russia since athletics ahead of the Rio Olympics, banning 22 of the nation's 28 rowers from competing but the country's judo and shooting teams can compete without restrictions. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:38:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/805009-five-russian-canoeists-banned-from-rio-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/805009-five-russian-canoeists-banned-from-rio-olympics/ Departing Pat Hickey defends Russian IOC decision Pat Hickey has defended the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes, while also confirming he will step down as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) following the Rio Games. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:57:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/804946-departing-pat-hickey-defends-russian-ioc-decision/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/804946-departing-pat-hickey-defends-russian-ioc-decision/ Wiggins backs Froome to add gold to Tour triumph Bradley Wiggins has backed Chris Froome to emulate his 2012 Tour de France and Olympic time trial double success but felt his former Sky team mate's task is more difficult as next month's Games are in Rio de Janeiro. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/804889-wiggins-backs-froome-to-add-gold-to-tour-triumph/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0726/804889-wiggins-backs-froome-to-add-gold-to-tour-triumph/ Australians hail 'fantastic' Village progress The head of Australia's Olympic delegation in Rio de Janeiro said on Monday that organisers had made "fantastic" progress in addressing concerns over unfinished housing at the official village and her team expected to move into its accommodation on Wednesday. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:31:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804839-australians-hail-fantastic-village-progress/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804839-australians-hail-fantastic-village-progress/ Seven Russian swimmers out of Rio Olympics Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:19:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804751-seven-russian-swimmers-out-of-rio-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804751-seven-russian-swimmers-out-of-rio-olympics/ Doping whistleblower Stepanova appeals Rio ban Russian 800m runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has asked the International Olympic Committee to review its decision to ban her from competing at the Rio Games. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:15:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804808-doping-whistleblower-stepanova-appeals-rio-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0725/804808-doping-whistleblower-stepanova-appeals-rio-ban/ Russia to avoid total ban from Rio 2016 The International Olympic Committee has decided against imposing a blanket ban on Russian competitors at Rio 2016, despite evidence of a systematic state-sponsored doping programme. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:15:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804479-russia-set-to-dicover-olympics-fate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804479-russia-set-to-dicover-olympics-fate/ US doping chief: IOC have left a 'confusing mess' The International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games has been strongly criticised by United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:14:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804501-us-doping-chief-says-ioc-have/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804501-us-doping-chief-says-ioc-have/ Australians refuse to move into Olympic Village Doubts about Rio de Janeiro's readiness to host the Olympics continue to mount as it was revealed that the athletes' village designed to house competitors remains unsuitable for use. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:18:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804481-report-rio-olympic-village/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0724/804481-report-rio-olympic-village/ Mageean: I want to prove to world how good I am Ciara Mageean has opened up on her gruelling journey to the big stage, and revealed the intense determination it has instilled in her to earn glory in Rio. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:18:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804382-ciara-mageean/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804382-ciara-mageean/ Froome has one eye on Rio with Tour all but won With a third Tour de France title virtually secured on Saturday, Britain's Chris Froome quickly set his sights towards more glory on the French roads via Rio de Janeiro. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:37:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804386-froome-has-one-eye-on-rio-with-tour-all-but-won/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804386-froome-has-one-eye-on-rio-with-tour-all-but-won/ Ennis-Hill plays down favourite tag for Rio Jessica Ennis-Hill  attempted to play down the favourite tag bestowed upon her by rivals for Olympic heptathlon gold, including fellow Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:23:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804348-ennis-hill-plays-down-favourite-tag-for-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804348-ennis-hill-plays-down-favourite-tag-for-rio/ Bolt accuses Gatlin of disrespect Usain Bolt accused sprint rival Justin Gatlin of "disrespect" after proving his fitness for the Rio Olympics in London on Friday night. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:06:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804284-bolt-accuses-gatlin-of-disrespect/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0723/804284-bolt-accuses-gatlin-of-disrespect/ Bolt proves Olympic fitness with London triumph Usain Bolt proved his fitness for the Rio Olympics in emphatic fashion by clocking 19.89 seconds to win over 200 metres at the Muller Anniversary Games in London on Friday night. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:02:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804248-bolt-proves-olympic-fitness-with-london-triumph/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804248-bolt-proves-olympic-fitness-with-london-triumph/ Mageean just falls short in Irish record bid European Championship bronze medallist Ciara Mageean fell agonisingly short in her bid to break Rose-Anne Galligan's Irish 800m record in Santry on Friday evening. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:48:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804236-maggean-just-falls-short-in-bid-to-break-irish-rec/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804236-maggean-just-falls-short-in-bid-to-break-irish-rec/ IPC to consider Russian Paralympic ban Russia could miss the Rio Paralympics after the International Paralympic Committee opened suspension proceedings over the "unimaginable scale of institutionalised doping in Russian sport". Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:17:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804224-russia-ipc/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804224-russia-ipc/ Ryan: I'm committed to Ireland for the long haul Olympic swimmer Shane Ryan says he's fully committed to the Irish cause and intends to return to competing for Swim Ireland when he finishes his time in college in the US. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:39:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804156-shane-ryan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0722/804156-shane-ryan/