Olive Loughnane looks certain to have her world silver World Athletics Championships medal, won in Berlin in 2009, upgraded to gold by the IAAF. Photograph: Morgan/Inpho.

The IAAF – the governing body of world athletics – has confirmed that “major international titles(...)

Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois pulled off  a number of crucial saves as his side drew 1-1 at Anfield in the League Cup semi final first leg. (Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • January 21, 2015, 08:29

Medal upgrade for walkersIt was an interesting day for Irish athletics yesterday, with the news(...)

This generation of athleisure starts and ends with Alexander Wang. Above, Wang’s collection for H&M. Photograph: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

As fashion nomenclatures go, “athleisure” has a lot to answer for. Comprising athletics and(...)

Olive Loughnane: “A part of me was half expecting this day would come, especially with so many of the Russian athletes being banned over the last year or so.”

(...) definitely be worth the wait.So went one of the strangest days in the life of Irish athletics - both(...)

Paula Radcliffe will bid farewell to competitive athletics at this year’s London Marathon three years after fearing her days running the 26.2 mile distance had gone for good. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Paula Radcliffe will bid farewell to competitive athletics at this year’s London Marathon three(...)

Race-walker Rob Heffernan came fourth in the 50km race at the 2012 Olympics but could be awarded a bronze medal after the IAAF confirmed three Russian athletes have received provisional suspensions. (Photograph: Inpho/ Morgan Treacy)

Russian athletics.Among them are Sergei Kirdyapkin, who won gold in the men’s 50km race at the 2012 London(...)

Mike King tested positive after losing to Irish fighter, Cathal Pendred, in Dublin last July. Photograph: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

There was a moment during Catherine Noone’s interview with Ryan Tubridy on 2fm on Wednesday morning when it sounded like she was adopting the Capote t(...)

There are fears over the water quality for the sailing events at the Rio Olympic Games but Ireland’s chef de mission, Kevin Kilty, says ultimately it will be up to the International Sailing Federation to decide whether or not it is safe for sailing. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

(...) bar for Rio, targeting 17 different sports for qualification: athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing(...)

(...) to train and compete at athletics meetings.He joined Polytechnic Harriers, and soon made a name for(...)

American states, with New York being the last state with an athletics’ commission to agree to license the(...)