Bob Geldof: lending his voice to support Ireland’s bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Rugby World Cup bid will bring Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hollywood glamour to London later this month as Bono, Bob Geldof and Liam Neeson try to imp(...)

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (centre) poses for pictures with Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo  and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti at the announcement of the host  cities for 2024 and 2028. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles was handed the 2028 edition on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) bro(...)

Last week, a court in Rio de Janeiro set a date in November for the start of Pat Hickey’s trial on the charges related to the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pat Hickey has resigned from his position on the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with “immediate effect”. Mr Hickey had (...)

 President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and honorary member of the IOC Carlos Arthur Nuzman (right) arriving at police headquarters in Rio   to give a statement. Photograph: EPA/Antonio Lacerda

Police raided the home of Brazil’s Olympics chief Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Tuesday, accusing him of brokering a deal to bribe International Olympic Com(...)

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was evident from the two days that covered the Olympic Council of Ireland’s engagement with an Oireachtas committee last week that the OCI board me(...)

Pat Hickey:  Mr Justice Moran outlined how Mr Hickey  governed the OCI since his election as president in 1989, and was highly critical of the way athletes and fans were treated regarding ticket allocations at  Rio last summer

The board of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has unanimously agreed not to accept the return of its former president Pat Hickey, who is involved (...)

Former OCI president Pat Hickey. on Tuesday the Oireachtas committee on sport agreed that a formal inquiry should be launched into Mr Hickey’s deal with ticket reseller THG. Photograph: Humberto Ohana/AFP/Getty Images

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) will today begin a process aimed at the removal of former OCI president Pat Hickey from his positions with the In(...)

Sport Ireland chairman Kieran Mulvey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey and its current president Sarah Keane. Photographs: Collins/The Irish Times

The thrust of many questions at the Oireachtas committee meeting to consider the Moran Report revolved around how former OCI president Pat Hickey surv(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland president Sarah Keane. Image: Oireachtas screengrab.

Officials in the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) would have significant difficulties with the return of the organisation’s long-time president Pat Hi(...)

For the umpteenth time, OCI president Sarah Keane has stepped forward to answer questions about her predecessor.  Photograph:  Tom Honan

When it comes to the final reckoning, you could forgive Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Sarah Keane for asking, “why did I bother”? For t(...)

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