Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

The soothing noises regarding Russia’s presence at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio became even more soothing on Friday, with the International Olym(...)

Sebastian Coe arrives to speak at the ‘Future Decoded’ conference in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Facundo Arriza/EPA

During the run-up to the London Olympics in 2012 Sebastian Coe was often asked what kept him awake at night. Every time he replied: “I don’t have s(...)

Dr Gabriel Dollé is under investigation on suspicion of corruption. Photograph: Getty Images.

Dr Gabriel Dollé, the former director of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) medical and anti-doping department, has been p(...)

When Mazda first introduced the CX-5 crossover in 2012, it was the sort of gamble that has the croupiers of Monaco taking sharp intakes of breath, bef(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  removed a citizenship clause so individuals couldn’t avoid the tax by renouncing their citizenship. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hundreds of high earners who tried to use tax breaks and shelters to maximise their income ended up paying over €60 million tax under measures introdu(...)

The three nominees for Uefa’s Best Player award  2015, runner-up Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, winner Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

On the pitch, his side’s most important victories last season were sometimes delivered by the slimmest of margins but Lionel Messi’s victory over riv(...)

Property developer Gerry Gannon.

Trips to the 2008 Ryder Cup in Kentucky, hospitality at the Monaco Grand Prix, and skiing holidays were just some of the perks lavished by Irish banks(...)

Is Beeftro the worst name for a restaurant ever? It sounds like a lard-based kitchen ingredient from the 1950s, or a bad joke, like Sharknado. Howeve(...)

Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United will play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have been drawn to play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Louis Van Gaal’s side will be at home in the first leg to be (...)

File photograph of Jules Bianchi who died from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The racing world is in mourning after Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix(...)