Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

After the game, Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week.(...)

A September 4th, 2011, photograph shows Alberto Salazar (C) hugging US athletes Bernard Lagat (R) and Galen Rupp following the men’s 5,000 metres final at the  World Championships in Daegu. Photograph: Getty Images

Top athletics coach Alberto Salazar and US Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp have denied any wrongdoing after a BBC Panorama documentary accused the(...)

Irish Sports Council chief executive John Treacy says criminalising doping should be considered. Photograph: Inpho

The chief executive of the Irish Sports Council (ISC), John Treacy, believes that criminalising athletes who deliberately cheat in sport by taking pr(...)

Valentin Balakhnichev is stepping down as Russian Athletics Federation president  following the suspension of five walkers, including  three Olympic champions,  in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) president Valentin Balakhnichev criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in his fi(...)

Graeme McDowell who will represent Ireland at the Olympics: “It’s going to be very insightful for us as a sport, as a game, as professional athletes, to experience what those other sports have to put up with”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After closing with a 62 at the Tournament of Champions this month, Chris Kirk showed up at the site of his next start and learned he had been randomly(...)

Dick Pound, former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), will head investigation in doping allegations made in German TV documentary. Photograph: Getty Images

Former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) Dick Pound is to head an independent commission investigating allegations of systematic doping(...)

Russian gold medalist Mariya Savinova during the medal ceremony of the women’s 800m race at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Savinova was seen in a mobile phone video clip in the documentary ‘Top secret doping - how Russia makes its winners’, broadcast on  December 3rd, 2014, by Germany’s  Das Erste channel, saying: ‘How else are we meant to do it? That’s our system, and in Russia it only works with pharma.’ Photograph:  Christophe Karaba / EPA

A German TV documentary alleging widespread doping and cover-ups among Russian athletes contains “a pack of lies”, according to Russia’s Athletics Fe(...)

Mariya Savinova, who won gold in the 800m at the 2012 Olympics, is one of the athletes who the documentary says may have been covered up

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)has vowed to “fully investigate” allegations made by a German television documentary.The programme, which was broad(...)

Jobe Watson (left) and Dustin Fletcher representing Essendon. The pair’s involvement in the International Rules series has caused controversy due to doping allegations. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The former head of Asada (Australia’s anti-doping authority) Richard Ings has questioned the validity of tomorrow’s International Rules series in Per(...)

The Biathlon Men’s Relay at the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Photograph:  Vianney Thibaut/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Irish athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi competed alongside Russian athletes who have admitted taking drugs that have now been placed o(...)