It was a noise unlike anything I had heard before — a cacophonous racket of cheers, screams and thuds all blended together in a two-minute symphony. It built and built to one euphoric eruption, and once it happened all you could do was stand there in awe, aware once again that for all its flaws, there is nothing quite so invigorating as sport.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
Irish physical therapist Gerard Hartmann has urged Paula Radcliffe, the women’s marathon world record holder, to embrace plans to rewrite the record books in athletics after the Briton said the plans were “cowardly” and an insult to the dignity of clean athletes.
Wed, 03 May, 2017
The London 2012 Olympics was “sabotaged” by the presence of Russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles, according to a WADA independent commission report.
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
The likelihood of an Irish women’s team competing at the World Cross-Country Championships in Poland next March remains a distant one, despite the insistence of Athletics Ireland officials they remain open to the idea.
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013
Nick Davies, communications director for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has moved to allay fears that pollution may cause further athletes to withdraw from this year’s Beijing Olympics – a day after world record holder Haile Gebrselassie decided not to run the marathon.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2008