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 Ciara Mageean  has a 1,000m best of 2:38.89, four seconds outside the Irish record.

World record attempts, 13 reigning World champions, a sold-out stadium and live on the BBC: it appears as if nothing has changed as Diamond League ath(...)

William Campbell speaking during the Nobel banquet at Stockholm City Hall in December 2015. Photograph: Fredrik Sandberg/AFP via Getty

The stuff of great science is invariably an infuriating mix of chance; observation, much graft, frustration in trying to get experimentation right to (...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto  puts his face mask in a pocket upon his arrival at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday that the rearranged Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”, but will be simplified(...)

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said he had full faith in the adjudication process.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Manchester City will discover before the start of next season whether their appeal against a two-year European competition ban has been successful. I(...)

Munster prop James Cronin received a one-moth ban after failing an anti-doping test following his side’s  Champions Cup draw with Racing 92 at Thomond Park last November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Every anti-doping report comes across as a gentle stand-off between certain realities and perceptions and the latest edition from Sport Ireland is no (...)

Despite an upsurge in nationalist politics and the recent spread of the corona virus and their potential impact on global trade, the established intri(...)

A new housing development in Zurich. With rents in urban areas of Switzerland on the rise, voters in the country will decide in a referendum on a plan for affordable housing

Amid rising rental prices in urban areas, Swiss voters are being asked to decide on a proposal that will impose a 10 per cent minimum quota of social(...)

Twin peaks: initial study results, presented recently at an American Society for Nutrition conference, have documented variations in how participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of genetic sequencing, scientists began to explore the promise (...)

The IOC recommended last month that boxing should keep its place at next year’s Games but recognition of AIBA  should be suspended until the issues surrounding its finances and governance are resolved. Photograph:    Kevin  Cox/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year’s Tokyo 2020 (...)

 A Knightscope security robot at the company’s showroom in Manhattan. Are we secretly terrified that robots will take our jobs? Upend our societies? Control our every move with their ever-expanding capabilities and air of quiet malice? Photograph: The New York Times

Tchhiking robot was beheaded in Philadelphia. A security robot was punched to the ground in Silicon Valley. Another security bot, in San Francisco, wa(...)

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