Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of world athletics’ governing body the IAAF. Photograph: AFP Photo

Former Russian Athletics boss Valentin Balakhnichev, former Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former IAAF consultant Papa Massata Diack have appealed (...)

Cian O’Connor onboard Good Luck: “I have no regrets. I tried everything possible and left no stone unturned in trying to seek fairness.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland will not have a show jumping team at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following yesterday’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Spo(...)

Maxim Iglinskiy of Astana, who tested positive for EPO. Photoraph: Michel Krakowski/AFP/Getty Images

There often comes a moment in any wordy or indeed worthy interview when the subject suddenly shifts uneasily in his seat and points towards the small (...)

Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan and Russia’s Anna Alminova compete in the heats of the women’s 1,500m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009. When Alminova was stripped of the gold medal, McGettigan received the bronze. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She didn’t name any names, nor indeed could she, although Roisin McGettigan is pretty certain other Irish athletes have been denied a place on the med(...)

 FC Barcelona Sport Director Andoni Zubizarreta, Luis Suarez and  Jordi Mestre  pose for the media during a press conference. The club had their transfer ban appeal tuned down by Fifa. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona have announced they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Fifa today upheld their transfer embargo until January 2016.The(...)

  Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has seen his four-month playing ban upheld. Photograph: EPA

The court of arbitration for sport (CAS) has upheld Luis Suarez’s ban and fine for biting the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini but the Barcelona strik(...)

  Luis Suarez will learn on Thursday whether his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup has been reduced. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Luis Suarez will learn on Thursday whether his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup has been reduced.Suarez has taken his appe(...)

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Uruguayan officials insist they will fight to have him reinstated but Luis Suarez’s World Cup looked to be over yesterday after Fifa dismissed the cas(...)

Josip Simunic has failed to have his ban overturned by CAS. Photograph: Getty Images.

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will definitely miss the World Cup finals after losing his appeal against a 10-match ban imposed by Fifa after he made (...)

Former US Postal Service team manager Johan Bruyneel (right), seen here alongside Lance Armstrong, has been given a  10-year ban from sport for being “at the apex of a conspiracy to commit widespread doping on the USPS and Discovery Channel teams”, according to Usada. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong’s former cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel, doctor Pedro Celaya and trainer Jose “Pepe” Marti have all been handed long bans(...)