Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey (foreground) have a six-nation fight for Olympic selection in the 49erfx class next month in Spain. Photo: Brian Carlin.

(...)’s skiff entry at the Games, bringing to six the number of Irish sailors heading to Rio. If not it brings(...)

Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

(...) before the start of the Olympic Games in Brazil. Along with this summer’s Euro 2016 soccer championships(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan on her way to a 1,500m silver medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 1993. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Olympic athlete to make sure I didn’t stay in bed one minute past 7am. A minute or two later I checked(...)

Ireland’s Claire Lambe  and Sinead Jennings, who have qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio  in the lightweight women’s double sculls. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

(...) participation at the Rio Olympic Games into chaos. While the coach of British gold medallist Jessica Ennis(...)

Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach Toni Minichiello has called for the British Olympic Association to move the preparation camp for the Rio Olympics to a zika-free zone outside Brazil. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

The spread of the Zika virus in Brazil has led to contrasting reactions from participating Olympic(...)

Shane Lowry: finished in a tie for sixth  place at the  Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.  Arizona. Photo:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

(...) this season, among them the Olympic Games, nailing down a Ryder Cup place and making the Tour(...)

Sex sells  at a Las Vegas arms fair:  Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms is not just a domestic issue; it has effectively inhibited effective global gun control treaties

(...) with Heinrich Himmler. 15. The 1900 Olympic games in Paris held a live pigeon-shooting event – the(...)

Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan on her way to finishing second at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) the secrets that might still be hidden – including behind the athlete who beat her to an Olympic gold(...)

Ireland’s Eimear Mullan has now completed 10 “Ironman” competitions including a personal best time of 8:56:51. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images.

(...) distances now cut to suit the range of entries. The so-called Olympic distance (.93-mile swim, 25-mile(...)

Olympic organisers insist August’s eventwill not be affected by the outbreak of the Zika. Photograph: Getty Images

Olympic organisers have insisted that the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro this August will not be(...)