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(...)

Vanessa Mae, competing for Thailand under her father’s name Vanessa Vanakorn, reacts in the finish area after competing in the first run of the women’s alpine skiing giant slalom event. Photograph: Kai   Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Well, she got down it. Twice. On a day you wouldn’t put the cat out in, 89 women lined up for the giant slalom and only 67 made it to the end o(...)

Ireland’s Florence Bell reacts after skiing out during the first run of the women’s alpine skiing giant slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre. Photograph:   Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Ireland’s Florence Bell struggled in dismal conditions in the women’s giant slalom this morning, missing a gate and failing to finish. (...)

Ireland’s Florence Bell, who will be the 75th skier through the gate in this morning’s giant slalom in Sochi.

Florence Bell’s phone dinged the other day with a text from her school. At the same moment, h(...)

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(...)