Mal Whitfield (right) of the USA beats Arthur Wint of Jamaica to win the 800 metres at the 1948 London Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images.

(...)-rated college sophomore, he tried out for the US Olympic team. Lining up for the 800m at the national trials, he(...)

 Thomas Barr goes up to collect his  won Athlete of the Year award during the GloHealth National Athletic Awards at the  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

University Games in Gwanju, South Korea, Barr improved his own Irish record to 48.65 seconds at the Rome(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

The soothing noises regarding Russia’s presence at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio became even(...)

Spectators gather on the pitch after news of the bombing and terrorist attacks in Paris reaches the fans after the international friendly  between France and Germany at the Stade de France  in Paris. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

(...) athletes at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. Eleven were killed along with a German policeman. The Games(...)

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Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

(...) in battering public broadcasters by winning control of Olympic Games rights across most of Europe(...)

(...) of the Olympic, World, European and European Games titles, all at the same time, to Cork’s Noelle(...)

Abby Wambach holds the World Cup trophy after the USA’s  5-2 victory over Japan in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final in July in Vancouver, Canada. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

(...) of the woman she loves. After 184 goals in 253 international appearances, two Olympic golds and(...)

Frightened football fans gather on the field of the Stade de France. At least one of the three suicide bombers  had been intercepted by security as he tried to enter the stadium.  Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

(...) terrorism. The threat had loomed over those Games since 2005, when London was confirmed as the Olympic host(...)

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