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 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:26:28 +0100 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:26:28 +0100 Sport News Six athletes disqualified over Beijing doping The International Olympic Committee has disqualified six sportspeople for failing doping tests at the Beijing 2008 Games, the organisation has said. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:44:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0831/813228-ioc-doping/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0831/813228-ioc-doping/ O'Donovan brothers 'overwhelmed' by Irish support Olympic medallists Gary and Paul O'Donovan admit they have been shocked by the response of Irish sports fans to their achievements in Rio. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:26:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0829/812678-odonovan-brothers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0829/812678-odonovan-brothers/ Lochte charged over false robbery claim US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police have confirmed. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:49:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2016/0826/812068-lochte-charged-over-false-robbery-claim/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2016/0826/812068-lochte-charged-over-false-robbery-claim/ Hope Solo banned over 'cowards' comments US Soccer handed goalkeeper Hope Solo a six-month ban from internationals after she branded opponents Sweden "a bunch of cowards" at this month's Rio Olympics. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:35:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0825/811817-hope-solo-banned-over-cowards-comments/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0825/811817-hope-solo-banned-over-cowards-comments/ No regrets for Conlan as Team Ireland touch down Boxer Michael Conlan insists he has no regrets on his return to Ireland after a disappointing time at Rio 2016. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:59:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811652-irelands-athletes-poised-to-return-home/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811652-irelands-athletes-poised-to-return-home/ Poor Paralympic sales figures 'a big setback' Paralympic boss Liam Harbison has described dismal ticket sales ahead of next month's Games as "a big setback for the movement", but insisted Team Ireland's athletes could overcome any difficulties in Rio. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:47:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811677-irish-paralympic-chief/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811677-irish-paralympic-chief/ Three Chinese 2008 Olympic champions fail tests Three Chinese Olympic champions in women's weightlifting from the 2008 Beijing Games have failed doping tests conducted eight years later, the sport's governing body (IWF) said today. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:04:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811686-three-chinese-2008-olympic-champions-test-positive/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811686-three-chinese-2008-olympic-champions-test-positive/ Forgetful Feigen sorry for omitting facts in Rio US Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen has apologised for omitting key details when he told Rio de Janeiro police this month that he and fellow swimmers had been held up at gunpoint. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:51:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811704-jimmy-feigen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0824/811704-jimmy-feigen/ Murphy reflects on journey that led to Rio silver Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has spoken of the self-doubt she had to deal with as she prepared for what ultimately proved to be a memorable display at Rio 2016. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:32:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0823/811440-annalise-murphy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0823/811440-annalise-murphy/ Russia Paralympics appeal rejected by CAS Russia has failed in an appeal against its exclusion from the Paralympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:32:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0823/811303-russia-paralympics-appeal-rejected-by-cas/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0823/811303-russia-paralympics-appeal-rejected-by-cas/ Rio will live long in memory, for better or worse Rio 2016 will an Olympics that will live long in the memory for the medal winning and personal-best achieving Irish athletes, but from an overall Team Ireland perspective, it will go down as a Games to forget, writes Peter Sweeney. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:31:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810870-olympic-wrap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810870-olympic-wrap/ Rio Olympics - Closing day round-up The Rio Olympic Games are over - check out the headlines from the closing day. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:43:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0822/810917-rio-olympics-closing-day-round-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0822/810917-rio-olympics-closing-day-round-up/ Pollock leads Irish home as Kipchoge wins marathon Paul Pollock delivered a strong second-half display to lead the Irish challenge home in 32nd place in the Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:11:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810844-pollock-leads-irish-home-as-kipchoge-wins-marathon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810844-pollock-leads-irish-home-as-kipchoge-wins-marathon/ Farah plans to quit track for marathon challenge Mo Farah is prepared to turn his back on track domination and gear up for a marathon struggle as he insists his desire for success is not yet sated. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:09:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810869-farah-ready-to-quit-track-for-marathon-challenge/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810869-farah-ready-to-quit-track-for-marathon-challenge/ US retain basketball gold with thrashing of Serbia The United States won their third straight gold medal in men's Olympic basketball, hammering Serbia 96-66 in the final at the Rio Games on Sunday. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:33:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810883-usa-retain-basketball-gold-with/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810883-usa-retain-basketball-gold-with/ No surprise as Semenya claims 800m gold Caster Semenya of South Africa took the gold medal in the Olympic 800 metres in a personal best time of 1:55.28 seconds. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 08:56:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810767-womens-800m-caster-semenya/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810767-womens-800m-caster-semenya/ Double double for Mo Farah with 5,000m win Briton Mo Farah won the Olympic 5,000 metres gold medal to complete the distance double-double having won the 10,000 earlier in the week after claiming both titles in 2012. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:36:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810768-mo-farah-mens-5-000m/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810768-mo-farah-mens-5-000m/ Final trio of Irish athletes to make Rio debut There are three Irish athletes in action on the final day of Rio 2016 - get the lowdown here. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:16:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0820/810713-irish-in-action-day-16/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0820/810713-irish-in-action-day-16/ Clohisey believes build-up won't affect marathon Mick Clohisey's build-up ahead of the Olympic marathon hasn't been ideal, but he says he's over the worst and is raring to go. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:01:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0820/810607-mick-clo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0820/810607-mick-clo/ Rio Olympics - Day 15 round-up It was another busy day in Rio on the penultimate day of the Games, read back on all the headlines of the day here. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:43:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810770-rio-olympics-day-15-round-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0821/810770-rio-olympics-day-15-round-up/