Gold medallist Usain Bolt turns to wave to the crowd during the victory ceremony for the men’s 200 metres. Photograph: Getty Images

For a sport reportedly on its deathbed, might events in Beijing over the last seven days be considered a glorious resurrection? It certainly takes so(...)

Ireland’s Mark English is interviewed on his return home from winning silver at the European indoors in Prague. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was shortly after turning the dial when Mark English came on Today with Sean O’Rourke. The immediate fear was this could go either way, a bit like (...)

Mark English is expected to make it through Friday’s 800m heat where he may attempt to run from the front. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a tactical element to 800m running which doubles its value indoors. No one knows this better than Mark English, which is a good thing, becau(...)

Louis Zamperini ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was later and tortured by the Japanese during the second World War. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Most New Year resolutions are broken after 24 hours. The first of mine was broken on the day itself. Because with cosmic irony the film Unbroken makes(...)

 Mayo manager James Horan (left) and Gavin Duffy (centre) along with Mayo players at Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We were delighted to welcome David Gillick in to us on the Irish Times Second Captains Podcast on Monday, to talk about his decision to retire from in(...)

 David Gillick seen here in action for Ireland has retired from athletics. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Ireland’s leading 400m athlete over recent years David Gillick has announced his retirement from competitive athletics. Gillick, who is the Irish reco(...)

Sarah Lavin, National Junior Athlete of the Year 2013 (centre), with Adam Sheehan and Cliona Sullivan, both students from Oaklands Community College, Edenderry, Co Offaly, at the launch of the Aviva Health Insurance Schools fitness challenge yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 80 per cent of Irish secondary school teachers believe physical education (PE) should be a core examinable subject in the Leaving Certificate, ac(...)

Celebrity MasterChef winner David Gillick said the pressure of the kitchen came close to matching that of racing. Photograph: RTÉ

Athlete David Gillick has said he would consider a career in the food industry after he won Ireland’s Celebrity MasterChef. The 400 metre runner said (...)

Conor Pope: Tracy Piggott seems to know what she’s about, she uses French terms when talking about food.

It’s four in the morning and I’m sitting on my kitchen floor in bits. Just like my shortbread. Until this evening I’d never baked so much as a single (...)

Pole-vaulter Tori Pena  will be Ireland’s sole field athlete in Moscow

It is instantly more pronounced by the names that are not there rather than the names that are and still the Irish team for the 14th World Athletics C(...)