RTÉ Announce Olympic and Paralympic Coverage in a bumper Summer of Sport

Over 250 hours of Olympics coverage and over 100 hours of Paralympics coverage

Two new series on our Irish Olympians' journey

PHOTO SHOWS: RTÉ sports presenter, Paul O’Flynn (centre), with panellists (L-R) Richie Sadlier, Jason Smyth, Gráinne Murphy, Sonia O’Sullivan, Ursula Jacob, Stephen Kelly and Paul Flynn, at the RTÉ Summer of Sport event held on the Donnybrook campus.


At an event in RTÉ, Thursday 27 June, RTÉ Sport announced its Olympic and Paralympic coverage adding to a bumper summer of free to air sport. RTÉ will deliver over 250 hours of Olympic and 100 hours of Paralympic coverage on television and RTÉ Player with over 500 hours in total including online coverage.

RTÉ Radio will also have live coverage of the major Irish events at the Olympics and Paralympics, the GAA Championships, the Irish Rugby Tour of South Africa, the Golf majors and the rest of the sporting action which will also be captured across RTÉ News and RTÉ Online.

RTÉ will broadcast live across the 17 days of the Olympics and 12 days of the Paralympics ensuring audiences are connected with all the action in Paris across all platforms.

Alongside the live action, RTÉ is also delivering two brand new series focusing on our Irish Olympians. Path to Paris (Thursdays, RTÉ One & RTÉ Player) follows Ireland's top medal prospects, including Rhasidat Adeleke, boxing champion Kellie Harrington and gymnast Rhys McClenaghan, as they strive to qualify for the greatest show on earth, the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Chapters of Magnificence, an 11-part series featuring interviews with Irish Olympic medallists, continues this Sunday 30 June at 7.30pm on RTÉ Radio 1 with Annalise Murphy and on RTÉ Radio Player.

RTÉ Sport presenters and panellists gathered in Studio 5 to celebrate RTÉ's Summer of Sport in front of a live studio audience. Former Olympians Sonia O'Sullivan and Grainne Murphy looked forward to the Paris Olympics when Ireland's biggest ever team will be in the hunt for medals. Multi gold medal-winning Paralympian Jason Smyth, described as the world's fastest ever Paralympian, gave his insights into Ireland's prospects in Paris as RTÉ Sport is set to provide its largest ever coverage of the Paralympics this year with 100 hours on RTÉ2 television and over 500 hours in total including RTE Radio, RTE News, RTE Online and the  RTÉ Player.

With the GAA Championship and UEFA Euro 2024 well underway, Richie Sadlier and Stephen Kelly talked all things Euros with presenter Paul O'Flynn while Ursula Jacob and Paul Flynn discussed an already engrossing GAA Championships.

Declan McBennett, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ said: “We have always prided ourselves in bringing the must see sporting moments to our audience. Never before has that seemed more apt than the summer of 2024. European athletics glory has simply whetted the appetite for further shows of excellence in an Irish singlet in Paris. The climax of the Euros and the GAA championship promises edge of the seat drama and the prospect of history in the making. The unpredictable nature of sport is sure to draw us in for moments that become memories and those will last forever. RTÉ Sport is proud to share those moments with the Irish public, free to air."

The live action continues this weekend with two days of Racing from the Curragh with the Dubai Duty Free Derby Festival, the 123.ie National Athletics Championships from Santry, the Round of 16 from UEFA Euro 2024, and a live double header of Football quarter-finals from Croke Park on the Sunday Game Live - Louth v Donegal followed by Kerry v Derry with Irish language commentary available on the RTÉ News channel.

Key sporting dates on RTÉ this summer -

GAA Championships 
All Ireland Hurling Final - Sunday 21 July
All Ireland Football Final - Sunday 28 July
All Ireland Camogie Final - Sunday 11 August

UEFA Euro 2024 
Quarter-finals - Friday 5 July and Saturday 6 July
Semi-finals - Tuesday 9 July and Wednesday 10 July
Final  - Saturday 14 July

Olympic Games Paris 2024 
Friday 26 July (Opening Ceremony) to Sunday 11 August

The Galway Races
Monday 29 July to Thursday 1 August

Paralympic Games Paris 2024 
Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 8 September