Martin Fagan ran inside the marathon qualification time for the 2016 Olympic Games during a race in Zurich. Photogrph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Martin Fagan fully expected some degree of contention, and now here it comes: because in running 2:16:09 at the Zurich marathon Fagan has almost certa(...)

 Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

(...)er (Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern).Athletics: Rob Heffernan, Brendan Boyce 50km Walking Event, Martin(...)

ATHLETICS BBC 2, 8.30am-10am BBC 1, 10am-2.30pm Eurosport, 9am-12.15pm London Live coverage of marathon(...)

Ireland’s Martin Fagan has made the qualifying time for the Rio Olympic Games after running a time of      2:16:09 at the Zurich marathon in his first race back after a two-year ban for doping. Photo:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) 2:17:00 qualifying standard announced by the IAAF last week, and which Athletics Ireland will also(...)

The Rio Olympics: only 475 days to go and each one of those will count for aspiring Irish athletes

(...) this week when the IAAF, at their 2015 council meeting in Beijing, agreed the athletics qualifying(...)

 Mark English, seen here winning the silver medal in the 800m at the 2015 European Indoor Athletics Championships, needs to run quicker than 1:45.80 to qualify for the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish athletes now know exactly what they need to do to qualify for next year’s Rio Olympics – and some of the standards are tougher than anticipate(...)

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs with the Six  Nations trophy. Briggs is the March Sportswoman of the Month,  an easy choice both for her own performances and as captain and representative of the 2015 Six Nations champions. Photograph: Inpho

November 2015, inclusive): December: Ann Marie McGlynn (Athletics). The Offaly woman captained the Irish(...)

The rowing venue for the 2016 Olympics in Rio has been clogged by 19 tonnes of dead fish. Photograph: Reuters 1:30

Concerns have been raised over the Rio 2016 Olympic rowing and canoeing venue after a ‘die-off’ left tonnes of fish floating in the city’s Rodrigo de (...)

Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo addresses journalists following a vote at the city council to organise the 2024 Olympics, a key step in the process to host the games for a third time. Photo: Patrick Kovarik/Getty Images

Paris took a decisive step towards a 2024 Summer Olympic bid on Monday when the City Hall backed the French aspirations to bring the Games back to the(...)

Tiger Woods was one of the first professional golfer to make efforts on fitness and weight. Photograph: Reuters.

Something about this week’s sudden onset of blue skies and bright sunshine reminded me of warm weather training in Tempe, Arizona. When, during colleg(...)