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 Rory McIlroy during a practice round ahead of the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in New York. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will represent Ireland at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, claiming the experience “is going to be cool.” The 30-year-old(...)

In 2018 the men play in the World Cup in India at the end of the year and will have a number of warm up events in preparation for that. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

The grant of €21,000 per year for the Olympic cycle to Tokyo given to men’s hockey this week by the Olympic Council of Ireland was extremely welcome. (...)

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee hopes to gather as much as eight tonnes of metal – 40 kg of gold, 2,920 kg of silver and 2,994 kg of bronze.

The medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be forged from recycled metal from old mobile phones and appliances donated by the general public to give (...)

Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch in Rio on August 11th after qualifying for the women’s lightweight double sculls final. Photograph: ©Inpho/Morgan Treacy

When their rowing obligations were completed, Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe intended to stay on in Rio for the closing Olympics ceremony. After mis(...)

 Thomas Barr of Ireland competes during the Men’s 400m Hurdles semi-finals earlier this week. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Every athlete aspires towards the perfect race, preferably in an Olympic final, their chance to leave an indelible mark on history. And Thomas Barr i(...)

Leona Maguire and her caddie Lisa Maguire during the first round of the Women’s Strokeplay at Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

You can see them in the distance, coming up the 18th fairway shimmering in the heat of the afternoon sun. Two green tops, white hats, Irish complexio(...)

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(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan: “The 10,000m events, marathons and race walks are all straight finals and, with that, present just once chance to do the best you can.”

The problem with trying to watch as much of the Olympics as possible is that you quickly realise there aren’t enough hours in the day. It doesn’t help(...)

A picture of an ID card belonging to Kevin Mallon, a  THG Sports director, displayed during a press conference at the City Police’s station in Benfica, north of Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

A lawyer acting for the Irishman detained at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has flown from Rio to the country's capital, Brazilia to seek his im(...)

Ireland’s Sinéad  Lynch and Claire Lambe in action during the heats of the women’s lightweight doubles in Rio. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When you have spent 16 years trying to qualify for the Olympics, what’s another 24 hours? Nothing. So it’s no wonder it made no difference to Sinéad (...)

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