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 At an Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina match in the Aviva Stadium: next year is set to be expensive for RTÉ, with Euro 2016, the Olympics,  GAA coverage and  the Six Nations. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

RTÉ is understood to be considering sublicensing various 2016 sports rights to other broadcasters, including TV3, to balance its books next yea(...)

Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match between Fiji and Ireland. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this was no ba(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

The soothing noises regarding Russia’s presence at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio became even more soothing on Friday, with the International Olym(...)

Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

Imagine an Olympic Games were every athlete could be believed in. Even when the times they ran or the distance they jumped seemed utterly unbelievable(...)

John Treacy winning silver at the 1984 Olympics. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

One of my favourite childhood memories is of being woken from my sleep on August 13th, 1984, by my father. On the television downstairs, Irish athlete(...)

RTÉ drops the ball on rugby as a result of a smart tackle from TV3.  Photograph: Alan Betson

That Six Nations rugby is on the move from 2018 is a reflection of the deepening pockets at TV3, which is in the process of being bought by media gian(...)

IOC president Thomas Bach: expects Russian officials to comply with all procedures to ensure their athletes can compete in Rio. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty

Olympics chief Thomas Bach expects Russia will comply with doping regulations in time for its athletes to compete at next year’s Rio Games despite cal(...)

Sebastian Coe is under pressure to give up advisory role with Nike. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Russia faces being suspended from athletics by the end of the week, as the fallout from Dick Pound’s devastating report into state-sponsored doping b(...)

The Russian Olympic Committee headquarters and Russian Athletics Federation office in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: EPA

The Russian Sports Ministry said on Tuesday it was open for closer cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in order to eliminate any i(...)

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