Winter rowing  on the River Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland looks set to hold an international offshore rowing event in 2019. The offshore committee of Rowing Ireland approved the plan at its annual (...)

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal in the  single sculls final at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in  Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rowers who wish to compete for Ireland in 2019 are holding off on the mince pies. They must submit ergometer (rowing machine) scores this weekend. The(...)

 The governing body of world athletics has maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Photograph: Getty Images

World athletics body IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s athletics federation over doping in the country, it said. Russia’s athletics fede(...)

International Association of Athletics Federations president Sebastian Coe: decision will be announced at a press conference in Monaco on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Russia’s athletics federation will learn on Tuesday whether its ban for widespread doping, in place for the last three years, will be lifted by the In(...)

An Olympic angle for coastal rowing might have seemed a very long shot, but recent developments have changed all that. Photograph: Getty Images

Coastal rowing has been on the margins of the sport, but it is popular - and might just be in the frame to become an Olympic discipline. This weekend(...)

Acting AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov (right) at an international boxing event in Sochi earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Down but not yet out. Still adamant the International Boxing Association (AIBA) clean up its act or else, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ha(...)

 Sprinter Miriam Daly: “I’m doing the 400m hurdles, you have to get your stride pattern right for that. I like it, it’s definitely challenging; you don’t feel too well after the race.” Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Sixteen young Irish athletes travel to Argentina in October but they earned those air miles competing in nine different sports to make the Youth Olymp(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy: “For the IOC to be pushing for Russia to be reinstated, it is wrong and it fundamentally undermines what we are all trying to do in terms of clean sport.” Photograph:     Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), set up to police sport against the use of banned substances, has been accused of undermining the ethics and trans(...)

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal in Plovdiv. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Along with the O’Donovan brothers and the Ireland team, Sanita Puspure is set to be given a public welcome this weekend in Cork. But behind the 36-yea(...)

Ireland’s Marcus Lawlor after finishing his 200m heat in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Most athletes will tell you that times count for nothing in championship running. Marcus Lawler was reminded of that the hard way on Wednesday morning(...)

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