Sonia O’Sullivan: Athletes and Athletics Ireland need to ask the hard questions

Just making it to an Olympics should never be enough for high-performance athletes

The Irish 4x400m mixed relay team of Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Christopher O’Donnell enjoyed a successful Olympics debut in  Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Irish 4x400m mixed relay team of Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Christopher O’Donnell enjoyed a successful Olympics debut in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Olympics has long been that stage where athletes can experience the highest of highs and lowest of lows. And now more than ever it’s all played out bare across the world’s media.

This emotional roller coaster for all to see has also become even more exploited across social media.

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