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(...)

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has come to Athlone as he prepares for the World Championships in Beijing later this summer. Photograph: Matt Browne/ Sportsfile

There is a tense and slightly jaded look about Asafa Powell which tells you he knows the question is coming. So we joke about the weather, why the Jam(...)

Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell, the former 100 metres world record holder, and Sherone Simpson have had their doping bans reduced from 18 months to s(...)

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell: tested positive for a stimulant, oxilophrine, at the 2013 national championships. Photograph: Getty Images

Jamaica’s former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell could yet compete at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, if his appeal to the Cou(...)

Jamaica’s Olympic runner Asafa Powell  tested positive for doping at the Jamaican Championships in 2013. Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/ Reuters

Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he (...)

Jamaican athletes could face exclusion from the global stage after world anti-doping chief John Fahey warned the nation’s drug testers they must prove(...)

Brian Magee’s retrospective ban will expire next week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Belfast boxer Brian Magee is serving a six-month ban for use of the banned stimulant Oxilofrine, it has been revealed. The 38-year-old Magee tested po(...)

Asafa Powell of Jamaica, who has acknowledged testing positive for a banned stimulant.

Asafa Powell’s trainer has insisted he is not to blame for the Jamaican sprinter’s positive drugs test and claims he is being made a scapegoat.Chris X(...)

Italian police officers leave the Fra i Pini hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson stayed. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Prosecutors in Italy have launched a criminal investigation into Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson and their Canadian trainer Christ(...)