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(...)

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 Seamus O’Connor during qualification for the the men’s halfpipe in Sochi. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor narrowly missed out on a place in the snowboard halfpipe final today when he hit the snow for the first time all day(...)

Canada’s Dara Howell, who took the gold medal, performs a jump during the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle finals. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Stored snow has been used in the Winter Olympic mountain venues in Sochi, but the International Olympic Committee moved to allay fears that hig(...)

Great Britain’s Skip Eve Muirhead in action during their Curling Round Robin match against Sweden at  the Ice Cube Curling Centre. Pihotograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

The cold hits you in the face the second you close the door behind you. Harsh on the nostrils, wet on the eyes. This is it, finally. Winter cold at th(...)

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor in action in Sochi. Photograph: Ian NcNicol/Inpho

Despite a much improved showing in this morning’s slopestyle semi-final at Rosa Khutor, Irish snowboarder Seamus O’Connor missed out on qualification(...)

 Seamus O’Connor fails to land his jump  during the first run of his heat in  the men‘s snowboard slopestyle qualification. Photograph: Jens Buettner/EPA

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor will have another chance to qualify for the final of the slopestyle snowboarding event on Saturday after both his runs this (...)

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(...)

Norway’s Torstein Horgmo is stretchered off the mountain after injuring him self in the Slopestyle  practice. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The slopestyle snowboarding course at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games will be changed after the Norwegian favourite broke his collarbone during a trai(...)

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 (...)