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Algerian Fethi Nourine and his coach have been suspended for 10 years by the International Judo Federation.

Algerian Fethi Nourine and his coach have been suspended for 10 years by the International Judo Federation (IJF) for withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympi(...)

Irish Olympian Jack Woolley, who competed in taekwondo, was physically assaulted in Dublin city on Friday night. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty

Irish Olympian Jack Woolley, who competed in taekwondo, was physically assaulted in Dublin city on Friday night. Mr Woolley, a 22-year-old from Tall(...)

 Rassie Erasmus: his regrettable intervention via an hour-long video rant should be punished by World Rugby. Photograph: Rodge Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

In the last 12 months, and against all manner of odds and expectations, rugby in the northern hemisphere has managed to complete two Six Nations champ(...)

On Instagram Biles explained specific trouble she is having with twisting: ‘Sometimes I can’t even fathom twisting.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Simone Biles has provided more details on the mental block that has stopped her from competing in the team and all-around gymnastics finals at the Tok(...)

These running shoes handmade by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman are estimated at $800,000-$1.2 million (€677,224-€1,015,836) at Sotheby’s

The Tokyo Olympics is shaping up to be an Olympics like no other, so it’s fitting that Sotheby’s of New York is offering a pair of running spikes like(...)

Mark Downey: will compete  in his  first Olympics in Tokyo, pairing with Felix English in the Madison. His  father Séamus also cycled for Ireland in the Olympics, riding the 1984 road race in Los Angeles.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It used to be the single most important factor in determining your prospects of success on any sporting stage was choosing your parents wisely. Espec(...)

Dr Jim O’Donovan: “Up until the point where we were able to access vaccines, I would have been very hesitant about travelling with the team.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dr Jim O’Donovan, the chief medical officer with Team Ireland, would have been “very hesitant” about travelling to the Tokyo Olympics had the athlete (...)

Phil Healy pips Rhasidat Adeleke to victory in the 200m at Morton Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Like all classic sprint showdowns they chased for the line and time seemed to slow, even as it was racing away, before the suddenly dawning moment of (...)

A couple take selfies  near the National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has offered to source as many doctors and nurses as needed from around the globe to ensure the Tokyo Olympic(...)

Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne celebrate securing their Tokyo qualification at the  World Rowing Championships in Ottensheim, Austria, in September 2019.  Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The problem with most of the talk around the Tokyo Olympics right now – should or shouldn’t they go ahead? – is the difficulty in separating athlete a(...)

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