Simone Biles prepares to start her performance on the balance beam during the  Olympics. “My mental and physical headlth is better than any medal.” Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP )

Simone Biles has taken the long walk to the medal podium so many times in her career that there is not a chance that she could count all of them, but(...)

The 2018 World champion Kellie Harrington is part of Ireland’s seven-strong boxing team for the upcoming Olympic Games. File photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Boxing will start with a clean slate for the Tokyo Olympics following an acrimonious contest at the 2016 Games, with the sport’s troubled governing bo(...)