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, 14 Dec 2017 23:56:35 +0000 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:56:35 +0000 Sport News North Korea will send team to Winter Olympics in South International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has "warmly welcomed" North Korea's decision to take part in next month's Winter Games in South Korea. Tue, 9 Jan 2018 18:36:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0109/932100-north-korea-will-send-team-to-winter-olympics-in-south/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2018/0109/932100-north-korea-will-send-team-to-winter-olympics-in-south/ €300,000 in Government funding approved for OCI The Government has announced the restoration of funding for 2017 to the Olympic Council of Ireland. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:56:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1214/927452-oci-funding/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1214/927452-oci-funding/ 'Self-suspended' Hickey to remain on OCI board The International Olympic Committee (IOC) require former Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey to remain on the OCI board as long as he is a member of the IOC. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 23:59:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/1205/925178-hickey-to-remain-on-oci-board/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/1205/925178-hickey-to-remain-on-oci-board/ Rodchenkov will 'be looking over his shoulder for life' Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Moscow's anti-doping laboratory turned whistleblower, will be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life, his lawyer said after Russia was banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 23:58:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/1205/925269-rodchenkov-will-be-looking-over-his-shoulder-for-life/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/1205/925269-rodchenkov-will-be-looking-over-his-shoulder-for-life/ OCI announce funding boost ahead of Tokyo 2020 The Olympic Council of Ireland has announced that 12 athletes have been awarded Olympic Solidarity Scholarships to assist with qualification and preparations for the Tokyo 2020. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:27:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1127/923136-oci-announce-funding-boost-for-tokyo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1127/923136-oci-announce-funding-boost-for-tokyo/ Talking Sport: Being a sporting host doesn't add up Following the death of Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup dream, Mikey Stafford asks if hosting a major sporting event is ever truly worthwhile. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:45:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1117/920922-talking-sport-being-a-sporting-host-doesnt-add-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1117/920922-talking-sport-being-a-sporting-host-doesnt-add-up/ Stephen Martin steps down as OCI chief executive Stephen Martin has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) it has been announced, though he will stay on as chef de mission for the Irish team at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:28:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1103/917206-martin-steps-oci/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1103/917206-martin-steps-oci/ Mo Farah to split with Salazar and relocate to London Mo Farah has revealed he is to relocate to London but has denied his decision has been influenced by doping allegations against his American coach Alberto Salazar. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:35:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/1030/916341-mo-farah-to-split-with-salazar-and-relocate-to-london/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/1030/916341-mo-farah-to-split-with-salazar-and-relocate-to-london/ Olympic gold medalist alleges years of abuse London 2012 Olympic gold medallist McKayla Maroney has made allegations of sexual assault against former USA gymnastics doctor Dr Larry Nassar. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:41:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1018/913389-mckayla-maroney-abuse/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1018/913389-mckayla-maroney-abuse/ OCI and THG agree to cancel ticketing contracts The Olympic Council of Ireland and ticketing agent THG have agreed to "terminate" contracts relating to the 2018-2026 Olympic Games. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:18:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/1017/912924-oci-thg/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/1017/912924-oci-thg/ Irish Olympian Ellis O'Reilly announces retirement Ellis O'Reilly, who made history as becoming the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games last year in Brazil, has announced her retirement at the age of 19. Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:57:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1009/911002-ellis-oreilly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/1009/911002-ellis-oreilly/ Ban Russia from Winter Olympics - anti-doping agencies A representative group of national anti-doping associations have lashed the International Olympic Council for their perceived lenience on Russia and called for the country to be banned from February's winter games in South Korea. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:28:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0914/904677-ban-russia-from-winter-olympics-say-anti-doping/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0914/904677-ban-russia-from-winter-olympics-say-anti-doping/ Paris and LA announced as Olympic hosts for 2024 & 2028 Paris and Los Angeles have been confirmed as host cities of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games respectively following an IOC meeting in Lima. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:16:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0913/904517-paris-la-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0913/904517-paris-la-olympics/ LA gets green light to hosts 2028 Olympics Los Angeles has reached a deal to stage the 2028 Olympic Games. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:10:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0731/894327-la-gets-green-light-to-hosts-2028-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0731/894327-la-gets-green-light-to-hosts-2028-olympics/ Report into Rio ticketing scandal due within 14 days The Cabinet has agreed to publish retired Judge Carroll Moran's report into the Rio ticketing scandal last summer. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:24:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0726/893165-rio-report/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0726/893165-rio-report/ Reid 'waves the white flag' as she retires Double Olympian Aileen Reid has retired from competitive triathlon following a season plagued by injuries. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:14:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/triathlon/2017/0725/892800-aileen-reid-retires/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/triathlon/2017/0725/892800-aileen-reid-retires/ OCI names new nine-member Athlete Commission The Olympic Council of Ireland have announced the make-up of a new Athlete Commission, designed to give athletes more of a voice within the organisation. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:27:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0614/882616-oci-names-new-nine-member/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0614/882616-oci-names-new-nine-member/ Harte felt athletes were treated as 'a nuisance' in Rio Ireland international hockey goalkeeper David Harte says he was motivated to join the Olympic Council of Ireland's new Athlete Commission by his experience at the Rio Games last year. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:10:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2017/0614/882822-harte-felt-athletes-were-treated-as-a-nuisance-in-rio/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2017/0614/882822-harte-felt-athletes-were-treated-as-a-nuisance-in-rio/ Mixed-gender relays added to 2020 Olympic programme Mixed relays in athletics and swimming and three-a-side basketball were among new events approved on Friday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion in the Tokyo Games in 2020. Fri, 9 Jun 2017 17:03:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0609/881527-mixed-gender-relays-added-to-tokyo-programme/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0609/881527-mixed-gender-relays-added-to-tokyo-programme/ Irish Olympian McMahon retires from swimming Irish Olympian and two-time European medalist Sycerika McMahon has announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 22. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 12:36:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2017/0606/880545-irish-olympian-mcmahon-retires-from-swimming/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2017/0606/880545-irish-olympian-mcmahon-retires-from-swimming/