Ireland men’s hockey team are hoping to bridge a 67-year gap and be the first to qualify for the Olympic Games in a team sport since the soccer team did in 1948. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

The Irish men’s team, who are currently in South Africa preparing for the first of their Olympic qualifiers are ranked 15th in the world, while the I(...)

The Charles River in Boston. The city is planning a downsized, compressed, antisprawl Olympics, with a walkable, bikeable, sustainable Games that uses mostly pre-existing structures. (Erik Jacobs/The New York Times)

Boston will bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the United States Olympic Committee has announced.The Massachusetts city beat off compe(...)

A man sits on a deck over the Rio Carioca, in which scientists discovered a new bacteria, near Guanabara Bay, venue for  the Olympic sailing events in Rio 2016. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

Water at the sailing venue for Rio 2016, described as filthy by sailors whohave trained there, has been found to contain a “super bacteria” that is r(...)

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

A delegate stands in front the Olympic rings before the opening of the 127th International Olympic Committee session in Monaco. Photograph: EPA

The International Olympic Committee has voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of(...)

Construction under way at the National Stadium for the Baku 2015 European Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Typical of Pat Hickey to answer my first question before he’s even asked. Hickey hasn’t lasted a quarter of a century – or a record seven terms – a(...)

 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 (...)

The Dublin 4 postal code extends in many directions and, for some, it is less a location and more a state of mind. Lansdowne Road is at its spiritu(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: the rower is one of Ireland’s hopes for Rio 2016. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

The project to form a men’s crew that could qualify a boat for the 2016 Olympic Games was dealt a blow by the news that one of Ireland’s top internati(...)

 Sepp Blatter, who claims FIFA have wonderful ethics, has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as FIFA president next year. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Soccer’s governing body Fifa has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organisation, its president Sepp Blatter said. “Since the re(...)