RTE have lost the rights to the Olympic Games following 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

Next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio could be the last shown on RTÉ television following a new deal between the IOC and broadcasting giant Discovery. D(...)

Paris has officially joined the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty

Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capit(...)

 Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah has served as minister of information and minister for oil in his native Kuwait and is a former chair of Opec. Photograph: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images

In the lobby of the heavily fortified Hilton hotel where the International Olympic Committee met in Buenos Aires in 2013 to decide the host of the 202(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is congratulated by Uefa president Michael Platini  after his re-election for a fifth term in Zurich. Photo: Walter Bieri/EPA

To much of the outside world it will appear preposterous. But the clues as to why Sepp Blatter was re-elected on Friday for a fifth term despite the s(...)

Swiss lawmakers have passed a bill that would subject sports officials – such as the head of Fifa, and the International Olympic Committee – to mor(...)

 International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach:  “The door is much more open and we even address that on the legal side where we say that in such cases we may have more than one contract partner.”

The International Olympic Committee has opened the door for more than one city or country to host the same Olympics as it looks for ways of cutting (...)

Ireland’s Sean Greenwood takes part in  the  men’s Skeleton.

Tying those shoelacesThere’s an old West Wing episode where Jed Bartlett is expected to wi(...)

Irish Sailing Association High Performance director James O’Callaghan. “The sewage is visible and we have identified it as a significant health risk to our athletes.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish officials and team members have identified the Brazilian waters, where the 2016 Olympic sailing event takes place as a “(...)

Thomas Bach, the new IOC president, is in Johannesburg warning countries that don’t meet Wada compliance of a potential ban from future Olympics.

Only 39 more shopping days to Christmas! If like me you’d sooner chew your own leg off than be trapped in that world then spare a thought for the larg(...)

A general view of the Olympic village in the mountain ski resort of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) east from Sochi. Photograph: Reuters

What does $51 billion buy you in a Black Sea subtropical resort these days? A heap of trouble, if the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Soc(...)