Olga Kaniskina

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Katie Walsh and Seabass in the Aintree Grand National in 2012. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Jessica Ennis-Hill (R) finished second behind Russia’s Tatyana Chernova in the Heptathlon at the 2011 World Championships - Chernova was banned for doping in 2013. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

When the athletics world championships begin next month in London, there will be a few extra medal ceremonies. Eleven athletes and five teams whose r(...)

Sergey Kirdyapkin has been stripped of  his 2012 London Olympics 50km walk gold medal. Australia’s Jared Tallent now has gold, China’s Si Tianfeng silver and Ireland’s Rob Heffernan bronze. Photograph: Getty

Russia will lose two World Championship gold medals and an Olympic gold after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal by the IAAF over sel(...)

 Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia crosses the line to win gold during the Men’s 50km Walk at   the London Olympic Games in August 2012. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The dark cloud which now hangs over Russia’s participation at the Rio Olympics may not have any of the proverbial silver lining, although there will n(...)

Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF

Russian race walker Alexander Yargunkin will not compete in Saturday’s 50km at the World Championships following reports that he has failed a drugs te(...)

The investigative trail that ultimately led to what is being described as “the biggest leak of blood test data in sporting history” began in Kenya

Even if the exact scale of the latest doping allegations that have further crippled the credibility of athletics may never be known, the sense of timi(...)

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finished fourth in the 2012 Olympics but may be upgraded and given the bronze medal.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rob Heffernan is now one step away from an Olympic bronze medal after the IAAF – the governing body of world athletics – confirmed its appeal against(...)

Members of the Irish Women’s Hockey team pictured at Áras an Uachtaráin where they met President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina to celebrate International Women’s Day. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The profile of women’s sport in Ireland has never been higher. Katie Taylor, Stephanie Roche, the women’s rugby team and the Cork ladies Gaelic footb(...)

Valentin Balakhnichev is stepping down as Russian Athletics Federation president  following the suspension of five walkers, including  three Olympic champions,  in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) president Valentin Balakhnichev criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in his fi(...)

Olive Loughnane looks certain to have her world silver World Athletics Championships medal, won in Berlin in 2009, upgraded to gold by the IAAF. Photograph: Morgan/Inpho.

The IAAF – the governing body of world athletics – has confirmed that “major international titles will be redistributed” following the latest doping(...)

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