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Commentator Niall Myant Best and two-time Olympic champion, Scotland’s Shirley Robertson, catered for   a viewer whose only maritime experience was watching Captain Pugwash as a child.

It was all about jibe talkin’ and not a Bee Gee in sight at the Enoshima yacht harbour as the men’s and women’s medal races in the 470 class took plac(...)

USA’s Athing Mu celebrates after winning the women’s 800m final  at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty

We were arguing among ourselves in the media seats about the last time two teenagers had fought so closely for Olympic gold medals on the track In th(...)

Kellie Harrington: ‘The support that I’m getting from the community back home... I’ve heard that it’s lit.’ Photograph: John Cowpland/INPHO/Photosport

When Ken Doherty won the snooker world championship back in the day, his mam Rose spent the night of the final “lighting so many candles she could hav(...)

USA’s Simone Biles walked away from the women’s team competition on Tuesday after admitting she had “freaked out in a high stress situation”. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Even if they never meet, the lives of American gymnast Simone Biles and the Irish swimmer Mona McSharry have overlapped and caught the wild extremes o(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won lightweight double gold during August at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The first event of the season, the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, has an entry packed with Olympic hopefuls. Some could also represent Ireland at(...)

Brothers Gary (bow) and Paul O’Donovan winning an Olympic medal was the highlight of Irish rowing in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images.

The team of the year are rowers, the videos have gone viral and pull like a dog is the catchphrase of the day. Rowing in Ireland is coming to the end(...)

Justin Rose of Britain reacts on the 18th after winning gold at the Olympic Golf Course in Barra da Tijuca. Photograph: EPA

Golf’s elders and future planners can breathe more easily. With a simple birdie putt and a clenched fist, Justin Rose relieved Canadian George Lyon of(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Getty Images

They say Rio is the city that never sleeps, which is just is well, because it’s around midnight before we sit down for the 10, 000m press conference a(...)

Danny Willett  of Great Britain lines up a putt during practice session. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Justin Rose and Danny Willett will take inspiration from temporary neighbours Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill as they attempt to join them as Olymp(...)

China’s men’s training at the velodrome in Rio. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

It reminds me of trying to cycle at high speed in a pudding bowl, and a big one at that. A modern velodrome features steeply banked oval tracks, c(...)

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