It may be just coincidental that as parts of the country were battered by Lorenzo yesterday Ireland’s rugby players made unexpectedly heavy weather of beating Russia in the tremendous heat and draining humidity in Kobe’s sweatbox to keep the World Cup dream alive.
There’s never been a World Championships quite like these, and the jury is out on whether that’s a good thing. From the captivating energy of Beijing 2015 to the thronged stands of London 2017, we find ourselves here, in Doha, Qatar, wondering just what the sport and its athletes have done to deserve this.
Last week, a leading official in the IAAF, the world governing body for athletics, indicated that in the future athletics would probably introduce a third category of classification – male, female, and intersex. This got me thinking on other aspects of sport that might change in the next two decades or so, writes.
Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya will have to take medication to lower her testosterone levels or move up to longer distances as a result of new rules which will be announced on Thursday, it's understood.
In the wake of an under-performance by an athlete, it may sound trite to cling to the consolation of it being a learning experience, but for Síofra Cléirigh-Buttner at the World Championships in London last night, that seemed the only fair appraisal.
Irish athletes face an uphill struggle at the World Athletics Championships, which kick off in London tomorrow. Fierce global competition and drugs are two obvious reasons but there are obstacles a lot closer to home, argues
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.
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.
Less than six months after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first-ever Olympics in South America, game venues sit idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about a legacy that organisers promised would benefit the Brazilian city and its residents.
London-based Limerick lawyer Ian Lynam has been working hard to protect sport’s integrity from a range of threats, from match-fixing to Brexit. But he’s also occupied with where sport is going, and the widening role of analytics...