Katie Taylor at the OCI promotion  ‘100 Days to Go’ marking a countdown the European Games. “It’s a huge occasion and I think that in years to come it will be massive for European athletes.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Like an oversized hatchling, the European Games will, this summer, heave its competitors aside for elbow room. After that it will start to grow. That(...)

APB fighter David Oliver Joyce can qualify for the 2016 Olympics Games almost 18 months before they start in Rio. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Irish boxers Joe Ward and David Oliver Joyce are just two wins away from qualifying for Rio 2016. Both boxers, competing in the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB),(...)

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(...)