Ireland’s Sean Greenwood takes part in  the  men’s Skeleton.

Tying those shoelacesThere’s an old West Wing episode where Jed Bartlett is expected to wi(...)

A dejected Conor Lyne after his fall in the giant slalom. Photograph: Ian McNicol/Inpho

For the second day in a row, Ireland’s skiing representative in Sochi failed to make it to the finish at the first time of asking. A fall midwa(...)

Conor Lyne’s preparations for this morning’s giant slalom have been disrupted by a fall in practice  and bad weather but he’s ready to give it his best shot. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Conor Lyne goes in this morning’s giant slalom, almost three weeks after arriving in Sochi a(...)

Ireland’s Conor Lyne leads out the team during last week’s Opening Ceremony. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Irish slalom skier Conor Lyne says he is confident he will be able to compete in both his events next week despite currently being in a sling w(...)

 Bode Miller of the USA in training for the Alpine Skiing Men’s Downhill in the Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At the media centre in Rosa Khutor on Thursday afternoon, Irish slalom skier Conor Lyne chatted idly about the surroundings as the thunk-a-thunk bass (...)

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor  performs a jump during slopestyle snowboard training at the Winter Olympics. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Alpine skier Conor Lyne has been selected as Ireland’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday.The 21-year-old Lyn(...)

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor in action during  the Winter Games NZ at Cardrona Alpine Resort  in Wanaka, New Zealand back in 2011. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Ireland will send a five-strong squad to next month’s Winter Olympics, including teenagers Seamus O’Connor and Florence Bell. At 16, O’Connor is one (...)

 Clifton Wrottesley came fourth in Salt Lake City in 2002.

They are the diaspora Olympians. One is a 16-year-old snowboarder from San Diego. One is a skeleton rider from Vancouver. One is a downhill skier f(...)