Oscar Pistorius: competed in the 2012 Olympics.  Photograph: PA

It was the Olympic Games that first brought the 27-year-old double amputee, Oscar Pistorius, into the wider public consciousness following Athens in (...)

Andrew Furlong with his wife Angela and their daughter Andrea speaking to reporters outside Tokyo district court last year. The father of murdered teenager Nicola Furlong said he was outraged by comments made by Paddy Power himself that the company was justified in running a bet on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial  because of the worldwide interest in the case.

Some 50 complaints have been received about the Paddy Power advertisement in relation to the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. The A(...)

Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

Paralympic athletes Jason Smyth with Orla Barry and Darragh McDonald at Sandymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Sportsfile

The threadbare reputations of cycling and athletics this week elevated suspicion to the levels of accusation. Because of Chris Froome’s flashing accen(...)