Scott Evans recently made the top 25 in the world rankings in Badminton with only four other European players ahead of him. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Hickey, who is also president of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), the European Games is a multi(...)

Annalise Murphy may face an Irish trial for the Olympic test event in Rio. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

(...) who say it’s format is closer to the Olympic regatta with some maintaining it’s standard is higher(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks with Fifa president Sepp Blatter  during their meeting at the Olympic Park in Sochi on Monday. Photo: Alexei Druginyn/EPA

(...) kind of overspend that led to Sochi 2014 becoming the most expensive Olympic Games in history.The Fifa(...)

Former construction worker Wen - Yi Huang came tied for fourth in the Shenzhen International. Photograph: Getty

Beijing who would only give his surname, Zhang. “It’s already in the next Olympic Games, so the state will(...)

An artist’s impression of how the Olympic Stadium will look when West Ham move in. Photograph: Getty

Fresh questions have been raised over whether West Ham’s deal to move into the Olympic Stadium(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter in talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Photo: Alexei Druzhini/AFP/Getty Images

(...) sporting tournament. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games were mired in controversy with some world leaders(...)

Martin Fagan ran inside the marathon qualification time for the 2016 Olympic Games during a race in Zurich. Photogrph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) at the Games following a doping ban of this sort. There is some precedent in that Irish showjumper(...)

 Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

(...) athletes in the country who feel that third is not enough when it comes to the Olympic Games. Barnes is one(...)

Ireland’s Martin Fagan has made the qualifying time for the Rio Olympic Games after running a time of      2:16:09 at the Zurich marathon in his first race back after a two-year ban for doping. Photo:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...), Fagan would become the first Irish athlete to compete at the Games following a doping ban of this sort(...)

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan show off their bronze medals from the London 2012 Games at a homecoming event in Belfast. Photo:  Kelvin Boyes/Inpho/Presseye

(...) morning. Barnes, 28, will now compete in his third Olympic Games in Brazil, having won bronze medals at(...)