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 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:24:29 +0100 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:24:29 +0100 Sport News 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/ Annalise Murphy returns defective Olympic medal Ireland's Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has returned her medal due to a defect. Fri, 26 May 2017 13:58:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0526/878083-olympic-medals/ http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0526/878083-olympic-medals/ Athletes call for better diet education for young girls Two of Ireland's leading sportswomen have called for greater education to help young people - particularly girls - develop healthy relationships with food. Fri, 26 May 2017 14:08:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0525/877979-athletes-diet-education/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0525/877979-athletes-diet-education/ Bolger would love to reunite with Walsh and Antia Former Ireland boxing coach Eddie Bolger hasn't ruled out reuniting with Billy Walsh and Zaur Antia at the IABA's High Performance Unit in the future. He recently took up a post in Germany. Sat, 13 May 2017 22:40:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0513/874946-bolger-walsh-antia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0513/874946-bolger-walsh-antia/ Financial aid for Irish Winter Olympic hopefuls Five Irish Winter Olympic hopefuls have been handed financial support worth over €100,000 to help in their bid to qualify for Pyeongchang 2018. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 11:44:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0406/865737-financial-aid-for-irish-winter-olympic-hopefuls/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0406/865737-financial-aid-for-irish-winter-olympic-hopefuls/ Ireland's floorball team edged out in Austria Ireland's floorball Team 2 were narrowly beaten out in their clash with Cote d'Ivoire at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria today. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:14:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0322/861840-irelands-floorball-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0322/861840-irelands-floorball-team/ Team Ireland open account at World Winter Games Team Ireland have secured their first medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:16:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0321/861550-team-ireland-open-account-at/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0321/861550-team-ireland-open-account-at/ Paris only interested in hosting 2024 Olympics Paris has told the International Olympic Committee "it's now or never" as it bids for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:46:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861502-2024-or-bust/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0321/861502-2024-or-bust/ Rio 2016 Olympic triathlete Bryan Keane retires Rio Olympian Bryan Keane has retired from international triathlon competition. The 36-year-old represented Ireland at his first Games in Brazil last year, finishing 40th. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:43:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0314/859784-bryan-keane-retires/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0314/859784-bryan-keane-retires/ Kenya lose IOC financial support and now face ban The International Olympic Committee has frozen financial support to Kenya after the country's troubled Olympic committee refused to make changes to its constitution - a decision that could lead to a ban. Thu, 9 Mar 2017 19:20:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0309/858542-kenya-fine/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0309/858542-kenya-fine/ FBI join USADA in Alberto Salazar probe The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping the United States Anti-Doping Agency's long-running probe into Mo Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 18:26:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0308/858185-fbi-join-usada-into/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0308/858185-fbi-join-usada-into/ Fredericks steps aside from Olympics 2024 role International Olympic Committee member Frankie Fredericks has stepped down as head of the team evaluating bids to host the 2024 Olympics, as an IOC ethics commission investigates alleged payments to him before the awarding of the 2016 Games to Rio. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:19:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0307/857851-fredericks-steps-down-from-olympic-bid-evaluation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0307/857851-fredericks-steps-down-from-olympic-bid-evaluation/ IOC to drug test Sochi samples until 2022 The re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia to identify any cheats who had competed there will last another five years to 2022, the International Olympic Committee has said. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:57:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0221/854217-ioc-to-drug-test-sochi-samples-until-2022/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0221/854217-ioc-to-drug-test-sochi-samples-until-2022/ Budapest may end up withdrawing 2024 Olympic bid Budapest edged closer on Friday to a possible withdrawal of its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, dealing a potential further blow to global organisers' attempts to find a city to host the event following a number of pullouts. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:19:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0217/853481-budaoest-2014/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2017/0217/853481-budaoest-2014/