Chris Froome at the Web Summit in the RDS: “It sounds silly, but we really are on that edge, pushing our bodies to the absolute limit, day in, day out.” Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

One of the main complaints about the Web Summit is that at a dinky 20 minutes most of the on-stage interviews are too short. For Chris Froome those 20(...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

Minister of State  Dara Murphy: he beat Senator Colm Burke by a narrow margin (188 votes to 172) at the recent convention. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Over a dozen long-serving Fine Gael members walked out of a constituency meeting in Cork North Central last week when a supporter of Dara Murphy, M(...)

  Analysts and green groups have been warning for years that actual vehicle emissions were likely much higher than reported ones - creating a false sense of confidence in the quality of the air we breathe, and preventing adequate measures from being taken.  Photograph: Getty Images

VW’s cheating on diesel emissions tests has shaken the motor industry to its core. This is arguably its Lance Armstrong moment. The scales have falle(...)

The IAAF World Championships begin in Beijing on Saturday with the issue of doping still plaguing athletics. Photograph: EPA

It feels almost quaint to recall that when Bob Beamon leapt 8.90m at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 his only performance enhancer was a shot of tequ(...)

The investigative trail that ultimately led to what is being described as “the biggest leak of blood test data in sporting history” began in Kenya

Even if the exact scale of the latest doping allegations that have further crippled the credibility of athletics may never be known, the sense of timi(...)

The race to combat doping in sport continues. Photograph: Getty Images

It is 14 years since Paula Radcliffe sat in the stands at the world athletics championships in Edmonton, Canada, and held up a sign protesting agains(...)

Chris Froome will secure his second Tour de France win in Sunday’s final stage. Photograph: Getty

Chris Froome was overwhelmed after overcoming a turbulent Tour de France and Nairo Quintana’s daring late attack up Alpe-d’Huez to effectively seal a (...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt does his trademark “lightening bolt” after winning Olympic gold in the 200m in London. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Assuming he rides up Alpe d’Huez without being dropped again, then on to the Champs-Élysées on Sunday afternoon without crashing, the first thing C(...)

 French Mayor of Pau Francois Bayrou, French two-time Tour de France winner Bernard Thévenet, French writer Christian Laborde, French former professional road racing cyclist Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, American three-time Tour de France winner Greg Lemond, and Irish Tour de France winner Stephen Roche pose before the inaugurate of totems as part of the “Tour of Giants,” a memorial of 101 totems dedicated to the 101 winners of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Lance Armstrong’s reappearance on the fringes of the Tour de France last week was greeted at the race with the sort of enthusiasm usually reserved for(...)