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, 24 May 2016 12:55:11 +0100 Tue, 24 May 2016 12:55:11 +0100 Sport News 23 London Olympic athletes positive in retests Twenty-three athletes from five sports tested positive for banned drugs in re-checks of 265 samples from the London 2012 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said today. Fri, 27 May 2016 13:17:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0527/791416-london-olymps-athletes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0527/791416-london-olymps-athletes/ Ciara Mageean refuses to put cap on her ambitions Following her first injury-free winter in as long as she can remember, Ciara Mageean believes she is only starting to scratch the surface of her potential. Tue, 24 May 2016 12:55:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790602-ciara-mageean/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790602-ciara-mageean/ Athletics Ireland rejects marathon bias claim Athletics Ireland has denied that it used a runner's background as part of its selection policy. Tue, 24 May 2016 18:50:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790698-athletics-ireland-statement-sergiu-ciobanu/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0524/790698-athletics-ireland-statement-sergiu-ciobanu/ Puspure qualifies for Rio after Swiss second place Rower Sanita Puspure has become the latest addition to Ireland's Olympic team after a superb performance in the final qualifying regatta in Switzerland. Tue, 24 May 2016 15:33:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0524/790656-puspure-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0524/790656-puspure-rio/ Zika concerns for McIlroy ahead of Rio games Rory McIlroy has become the latest, and most high-profile, golfer to express reservations about competing in the Rio Olympics this year due to the ongoing threat of the Zika virus. Tue, 24 May 2016 13:35:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0524/790509-zika-mcilroy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0524/790509-zika-mcilroy/ Tough draw for Irish men in Rio Sevens qualifier The scale of the task facing Ireland's men's sevens side as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games was brought into sharp focus after they were handed a difficult pool draw for the World Olympic Repechage. Tue, 24 May 2016 15:57:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0524/790583-irish-sevens-qualifier/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0524/790583-irish-sevens-qualifier/ Dominant display puts Taylor one win away from Rio Katie Taylor moved a step closer to a berth at this summer's Olympic Games with a comprehensive victory at the World Championships this afternoon. Mon, 23 May 2016 16:26:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0523/790370-dominant-display-puts-taylor-one-win-away-from-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0523/790370-dominant-display-puts-taylor-one-win-away-from-rio/ Puspure paces way into Olympic qualification final Sanita Puspure booked her place in the women's single sculls final at the Olympic qualification regatta in Switzerland with a composed semi-final display. Mon, 23 May 2016 16:15:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0523/790380-puspure-paces-way-into-olympic-qualification-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2016/0523/790380-puspure-paces-way-into-olympic-qualification-final/ Taylor safely jumps first hurdle in Astana Olympic lightweight champion Katie Taylor is now just two wins away from the Rio Games after she beat Sweden's Agnes Alexiusson at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Astana. Sat, 21 May 2016 16:20:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0521/789997-taylor-safely-jumps-first-hurdle-in-astana/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0521/789997-taylor-safely-jumps-first-hurdle-in-astana/ Influential Russian doctor to meet with WADA The former head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory will be interviewed in Los Angeles on Friday as the inquiry into claims of systemic cheating at the 2014 Winter Olympics gathers pace. Fri, 20 May 2016 14:59:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789821-doping_russia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789821-doping_russia/ Ireland name first officially selected Olympians Reigning world boxing champion Michael Conlan is among the first group of athletes officially selected to represent Ireland at the Rio Olympic Games. Fri, 20 May 2016 14:35:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789810-ireland-name-first-officially-selected/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0520/789810-ireland-name-first-officially-selected/ Lynch wins Olympic place at Laser Championships Finn Lynch became the youngest ever Irish sailing helmsman to qualify for the Olympic Games last night. Thu, 19 May 2016 09:04:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0519/789448-finn-lynch-makes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0519/789448-finn-lynch-makes/ Taylor poised for shot at World glory and Rio spot Katie Taylor will learn her World Championships last-32 opponent tomorrow as she gets ready to pursue a sixth world title in a row and all-important qualification for the Rio Olympic Games. Wed, 18 May 2016 12:47:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0518/789240-taylor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0518/789240-taylor/ Loughborough return for Jessica Ennis-Hill Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will begin the build-up to Rio 2016 by competing in Loughborough on Sunday. Tue, 17 May 2016 16:01:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0517/789048-loughborough-return-for-jessica-ennis-hill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0517/789048-loughborough-return-for-jessica-ennis-hill/ Retrospective drug tests catch up with Olympians The International Olympic Committee has retested 454 anti-doping samples taken from athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with 31 competitors from six different sports and 12 countries failing tests. Tue, 17 May 2016 14:39:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0517/789026-retrospective-test/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0517/789026-retrospective-test/ Kevin Kilty on the task of organising Team Ireland Organising the logistics for Ireland's largest ever Olympic team is no small task, with as many as 80 athletes and 50 support staff due to travel to Rio. Tue, 17 May 2016 08:54:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0517/788929-kevin-kilty/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/0517/788929-kevin-kilty/ VIDEO: Darren O'Neill speaks about his Rio hopes Darren O'Neill has just one route left to make the Olympic Games in Rio later this year - and it will be a tough one for the Kilkenny heavyweight. Wed, 11 May 2016 19:27:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0511/787790-darren-oneill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0511/787790-darren-oneill/ Wada to probe new Russian Olympic doping claims Russia's track and field athletes are currently the subject of a suspension which places their participation in the Rio Olympics in doubt. Tue, 10 May 2016 16:38:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0510/787472-russia-doping/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0510/787472-russia-doping/ VIDEO: Dublin Marathon campaign set to continue The organisers of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will continue to campaign to have the race turned into an Olympic qualifying event for Irish athletes despite being knocked back in the past. Wed, 11 May 2016 10:04:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0510/787530-organisers-will-keep-up-fight-for-qualifier-status/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0510/787530-organisers-will-keep-up-fight-for-qualifier-status/ Mageean feels stronger than ever ahead of Rio After two years of hearing people talking behind her back about burn-out, Ciara Mageean is looking forward to pulling on an Irish vest again and getting back out on the track. Tue, 10 May 2016 09:47:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0509/787298-road-to-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/0509/787298-road-to-rio/