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OCI president Sara Keane at the organisation’s pre-AGM media briefing at the Davenport Hotel. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Even with her promise of transparency, there was no hiding the unease with which Sarah Keane, recently elected president of the Olympic Council of Ir(...)

 Irish middleweight boxer Michael O’Reilly in action in Baku in 2015. An investigation into O’Reilly’s failed doping test  at the Rio Games may not be completed for months. File photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

An investigation into the failed doping test by Irish middleweight boxer Michael O’Reilly at the Rio Games may not be completed for months, according (...)

A man holds up Olympics tickets to sell in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The OCI’s executive committee played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Games, a review has found. File photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Game(...)

There is also an allocation of €8.36 million to fund the high performance units of the Olympic sports.,

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport, and with the Rio Olympic countdown now well underway, overall Government funding for 2016(...)

Jenny Egan missed out on a medal in Baku by 0.4 of a second. Photograph: Sportsfile

Jenny Egan had the best year of her canoeing career in 2015, becoming the Irish person, male or female, to win a medal at the European Championships w(...)

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(...)

John Twomey competing on home waters last summer at the Sovereign’s Cup: he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016 later this month in Melbourne. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Veteran Irish Paralympian John Twomey is en route to Melbourne this month as he aims to make Rio 2016 his eleventh appearance at the Games. But(...)

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(...)

 Michael Conlan, right, Ireland, exchanges punches with Murodjon Akhmadaliev, of Uzbekistan during their ’s Bantamweight final bout. Photo: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Michael Conlan returned to his corner at the end of the first round of his World Championship final and a resigned Billy Walsh asked him: “So I guess (...)

Joe Ward won his opening bout in the World Championships in Doha, moving him within two wins of Olympic qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Ward is two victories away from Olympic qualification after winning his opening bout at the World Championships in Doha on Friday. The Moate light(...)

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