15-year-old daughter of sprinter Tyson Gay killed in restaurant shooting
American sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter, Trinity, has died after a shooting.
American sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter, Trinity, has died after a shooting.
He was fast asleep when the call came, but little did he know of the nightmare he would wake up to.
Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics.
Sport Ireland is facing calls from international anti-doping experts to re-open the case against sprinter Steven Colvert, who was suspended in June 2014 after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO).
On the surface, it was just like any other doping case - a positive test, an athlete screaming his innocence, and few willing to believe him. It was June 2014 and Steven Colvert, it seemed, had been caught with...
An Australian runner who suffered burns to 65pc of her boday after being trapped in a bush fire during a race has completed the world's toughest triathlon.
Irish Paralympic hero Michael McKillop has spoken about his mental health problems and how he found himself in dark places, paying tribute to his loving family and fiancee for helping him through the recovery process.
The wife of four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has spoken of her pain at being the victim of racist abuse, after they were prevented from boarding a plane during their journey home from Rio.
Thomas Barr closed out a memorable 2016 season by finishing sixth in the 400m hurdles in 49.34 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich last night.
Thomas Barr closed out a memorable 2016 season by finishing sixth in the 400m hurdles in 49.34 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich tonight.
Cuban discus thrower Yarelys Barrios has been ordered to return her Olympic silver medal after tests showed she was doping - but it was apparently sold on ebay in June.
Ciara Mageean smashed her personal best for 1,500m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday night, running 4:01.46 to become the second fastest Irish woman of all time.
Having dominated the sprinting world for almost a decade, Usain Bolt has offered the tantalising prospect of bowing out from international competition with a showdown against new 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk, suggesting he would be keen to race the South...
Eighty-four years - that's how long it's been since Ireland had an Olympic semi-finallist in the 400m hurdles, but Thomas Barr will end that drought in Rio tonight.
Ciara Mageean apologised to the nation and vowed to return a better athlete after exiting at the semi-final stage of the women's 1500m on Sunday night.
The good news is that Usain Bolt will bow out in London at next year's World Athletics Championships: an emotional treat for British spectators.
Anyone looking to enter themselves into the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon are being urged to do so as soon as possible.
A dislocated knee didn't prevent Kieran Behan's pursuit of his Olympic dream but a total score of 83.323 wasn't enough to book his place in the artistic gymnastics final.
The question hits Michael Johnson like a stiff breeze, rippling his features. Not for the first or last time in this interview, he frowns.
At the London Olympics in 2012, Croydon-born Kieran Behan became Ireland's second ever Olympian in gynmastics.
Irish sprinters broke new ground at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, over the weekend, the women's 4x100m team finishing a remarkable fifth in the world final, smashing the Irish U20 record with their time of 44.82.
Yuliya Stepanova, the whistleblower who lifted the lid on Russia's shocking state-sponsored doping regime, has been told she is not eligible to compete at the Olympics.
Mo Farah insists all he wants is to be able to compete against clean athletes as the spectre of doping threatens to overshadow the Rio Olympics.
Irish athletes were in record-breaking form at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland yesterday.
Carlow's Molly Scott announced herself on the international stage by taking a bronze medal for Ireland in the girls' 100m hurdles at the European Youth Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Jerry Kiernan - An Apology. Normally when you see something like this it means one of two things.
Ciara Mageean was the toast of Ireland last night after she achieved a superb third-place finish to claim a bronze medal in the 1,500 metres at the European Championships in Amsterdam.
She had dreamed of a day like this. All through her injury struggles, in those years when her career seemed to fizzle into obscurity, Ciara Mageean would grit her teeth and remind herself that at some point, she would have her day.
For someone so slight you'd imagine a stiff breeze might blow her over, that raised voice of Fionnuala McCormack sure sent a welcome peal of thunder rolling through the murmuring shadows of athletics.
You might have missed it while you were watching one of today's underwhelming GAA games, but Ireland have a new European Championships medalist in athletics.
Paul Pollock, a controversial choice to run for Ireland in the marathon in next month's Rio Olympics, proved his fitness today in the half marathon at the European championships in Amsterdam finishing a credible 17th.
Two UK Anti-Doping investigators have been sent to Kenya following allegations of doping at a training camp that is used by British athletes.
Ireland's 4x400m relay team have earned themselves a final place at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam and another shot at qualification for Rio.
The look of disbelief is priceless and his reaction is even better.
When actor Tom Hiddleston wore a T-shirt with a three-worded message on it for the world to read earlier this week, just what kind of reaction did he expect? The man touted as the next James Bond had the words 'I Heart TS' on his T-shirt as he frolicked (that's the word for it,...
The smile said it all. Ciara Mageean walked off the track at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam last night and tried to explain how much it meant to be back at this level, but more than her words, it was her expression which told the true story.
Thomas Barr has spoken out in support of Irish team-mate Fionnuala McCormack, who railed against the rules which allowed a former Kenyan athlete to represent Turkey and win gold in Wednesday evening's 10,000m final.
In the end, Thomas Barr simply ran out of time. The 400m hurdler from Waterford exited the European Championships at the semi-final stage last night for the second time in succession, his fifth-place finish in 50.09 not enough to see him through to today's final.
Ireland's Amy Foster and Marcus Lawler have qualified for their respective semi-finals at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam
Growing up and taking her first strides in the world of junior athletics, Yasemin Can could never have envisaged standing on top of the European Championships podium with a 10,000m gold medal round...
Everyone has their breaking point, and at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam last night, Fionnuala McCormack reached hers. The 31-year-old finished an agonising fourth in the 10,000m final for the second successive time at the European Championships, and moments after walking off the track, she took aim at the powers that be.
As she stood atop the rostrum, holding back the tears, Olive Loughnane had never felt as proud. It may have taken seven years, but in Amsterdam last night the retired Irish race walker was finally awarded the gold medal she rightfully earned at the 2009 IAAF World...
Furious Fionnuala McCormack vented her anger at "country hoppers" after she narrowly missed out on a medal in the 10,000m at the European athletic championships.
Olive Loughnane has finally received her World Championship gold medal - seven years after she completed the 20k race walk.
Though she has twice conquered her European rivals over the natural terrain of cross-country, Fionnuala McCormack has yet to emulate that success on the track, but the Wicklow woman has another chance to do so on the first day of European Championships in Amsterdam today.
The car journeys were the worst. Trapped in that box, alone with his thoughts, David Gillick couldn't escape the cloud of darkness that would descend.
For years he struggled, usually in vain, to nurse his body back to what it once was, but it seems the time has come to stop fighting.
Usain Bolt’s participation in the Rio Olympics was plunged into grave doubt on Friday night after the sprinter was forced to withdraw from the Jamaican trials with a torn hamstring.
Thomas Barr will lead a 52-strong Irish team at next week's European Championships in Amsterdam - the largest contingent Athletics Ireland has ever sent to the event.
It was a dark, grey day in Santry, but for the first time this year the outlook for Ireland's Olympic athletes finally seemed bright.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has today revealed that Ireland’s Orla Barry has been upgraded to a silver medal for the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.
It might not be the most high-tech sporting video...
The day was still bright when the first...