Former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey, is still awaiting a court date to face ticket-touting charges in Brazil. Photograph: Getty Images

Pat Hickey is about to lose his presidency of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), no matter what the outcome of the still pending ticket-touting ch(...)

Sir Craig Reedie: “As was quite clear before Rio, the World Anti-Doping Agency does not have the power to ban Russia.” Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Sir Craig Reedie has urged the International Olympic Committee to make a decision on whether to ban Russia from next year’s Winter Olympics at the “e(...)

Kasumigaseki Country Club have voted unanimously to extend full membership to women. Photograph: Getty Images

A week after Muirfield, a venerable course in Scotland, voted to admit women, the course selected to host the men’s and women’s golf tournaments at th(...)

Rory McIlroy pictured with US president Donald Trump, Former New York Yankees baseball player Paul O’Neill and Clear Sports CEO Garry Singer at Trump International last weekend. Photo: ClearSports Twitter

When Rory falls down the rabbit hole, he doesn’t tumble like any other. These days Rory makes and lives in his own wonderland, where his loaded wallet(...)

Pat Hickey speaking during the closing ceremony of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Thursday’s gathering of Ireland’s Olympic sporting families at the Conrad hotel in Dublin is billed as an historic night even if there is a nagging se(...)

Russia’s Antonina Krivoshapka: her positive test for  the steroid turinabol has resulted in the women’s 4x400 metres relay team losing their silver medal from the London Games. Photograph: Getty Images

Russia’s women’s 4x400metres relay squad has been stripped of a London 2012 Olympic silver medal after Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive, the Inter(...)

William O’Brien is looking to remain in his role in the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Acting president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) William O’Brien has admitted to travelling business class to the Rio Olympics while athletes(...)

Old Collegians/guests crew at Islandbridge: James Kelly, Enda Bracken, JB Kelly, Prince Albert, Don Redmond (cox), Sean Drea, Susan Kelly, Ronan Mollumby, Nicholas Kelly, James Murnane.

The firm message from the Irish Indoor Championships is that there is plenty of talent beyond the Olympic silver medallists, Gary and Paul O’Donovan.(...)

Richard McLaren, who authored the World Anti-Doping Agency  report into Russian doping. Photograph: Peter Power/Reuters

Russian anti-doping officials have claimed Anna Antseliovich was misquoted when she said doping in the country was an “institutional conspiracy”. Ants(...)

  Robbie Brady scores against Italy at Euro 2016 in France. Photograph:  Reuters/Carl Recine

Cheerio, so, to the year 2016 AD – 12 months that seemed crowded with unwanted departures, a purple rainfall in which the brightest stars were extingu(...)

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