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 Sean Greenwood. Photograph: Ian McNicol/Inpho

There’s no such thing as an empty gesture, not in skeleton. You do or you do not. You’re either in the suit and h(...)

Sean Greenwood starts his run during the Men’s Skeleton heats  at Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi, Russia. Photograph:  Al Bello/Getty Images

Ireland’s skeleton slider Sean Greenwood underwent a CT scan and MRI at the mountain hospital in Krasnaya Polyana last night after losing control o(...)

Sean Greenwood makes a run during a men’s skeleton training session at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ever since he got the idea into his head about going to Sochi and competing in the skeleton, Sean Greenwood has had a number circled in the calenda(...)

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(...)